Book Review: First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)

Book Review

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)

Darynda Jones

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4 Stars)

Romance, Mystery, Supernatural, Comedy

A little mystery, a little bit of the supernatural, a few dollops of action, some romance and hot sex, and a whole lot of wise-ass, dry humour that will crack you up. Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series begins with a bang. And not just the one between Charlotte and Reyes.

I actually read books 2 and 3 before this one. That turned out to be ok because it was a neat experience to go back in time and see how the story started. And the first book didn’t disappoint. Maybe it’s not ‘quite’ as polished as later novels, but that’s part of the charm. Still pretty darned good though.

You wouldn’t think there’d be much in the love/lust arena, as the guy she likes is in a coma and all, but through the magic of being able to leave one’s body and all the hot dream sex, they still manage to get all hot and bothered.

Charlotte’s as sassy, laid back and goofy as they come. Such a great sense of ridiculous humour. I love it. It’s so me. With a little Homer Simpson. If Homer was a girl with amazing tits. Not that I’m a girl with amazing tits, but a 6 month trip to Thailand could change all that. Something to think about if I ever want to seriously pursue life as a stripper. I love strippers.

Any fan of modern, supernatural, female protagonists will love this series. Hell, even if you’re not so into the supernatural thing, it’s not like this is Vampire Diaries or something. The dead people in the book are just like everyone else. Just with a few more holes in them. Think Sixth Sense, but instead of a little kid, the lead actress is a coffee-swilling crazy person who makes you laugh every other paragraph.

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