First Grave On The Right by Darynda Jones
First Sentence: "I'd been having the same dream for the past month - the one where a dark stranger materialized out of smoke and shadows to play doctor with me."
Review: Charley Davidson is a grim reaper. The grim reaper to be exact. She is the portal - the light in which the dead pass through. Charley is also a private investigator and she helps her uncle Bob a detective for the Albuquerque P.D. solve crimes. Which for someone who can see and talk to the dead is a pretty easy thing to do especially when you can just ask them who killed them. So besides dead people following her around everywhere Charley also has a supernatural entity haunting her dreams in the most sexual of ways.
I saw this novel being reviewed on a couple of blogs and one day when I was at Borders during their last few days before closing down I saw the last copy of First Grave on the Right sitting on the shelf and grabbed it. And i'm so glad I did. Darynda Jones created a perfect combination of humor,suspense, and mystery to keep me interested in Charley Davidson's world.
I loved the mystery around Reyes and with the way the novel ended i'll be picking up the second book in the series soon. I do predict a three way love triangle coming up between Garret, Charley and Reyes...but i'm hoping i'm wrong and there wont be one since i'm pretty tired of love triangles.
Overall this was a good read, I especially loved the paranormal aspect of it.