First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Narrated by Lorilei King
Amazon Book Blurb: A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That's right, she sees dead people. And it's her job to convince them to "go into the light". But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice.
Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she's been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.
There is not much I can negatively say about this book! Her plot, her character, her “voice”, he is all awesome. Charley is hilarious and some of the thoughts that run through her head in general conversation or atmosphere are things that would run through my head and most people I know….though that could say a lot about me too. LOL
Though I did predict the twist at the end, I did not get it until just before SHE realized it. THAT twist, will make you want to pick up Second Grave on the Left AS SOON AS you finish this one. LOL Her’s and all of the characters have a solid back story that is woven into the existing story so there is no lull in the reading or awkward flashbacks. Charley’s personal life is woven into her work and the case she is working on so smoothly it as though you are one of the many ghost that hang out with her.
Over all, I CAN’T WAIT, to get my hands on the next book. I checked out the audio version, unabridged, from my library and they don’t have the second, but I put in a request. If they take to long, I will have to settle for happily reading the physical version. To date, I believe there are 12 books in the series….
BOOKS IN THE SERIES IN READING ORDER
1. First Grave on the Right
1.5 For I Have Sinned
2. Second Grave on the Left
3. Third Grave Dead Ahead
4. Forth Grave Beneath My Feet
5. Fifth Grave Past the Left
6. Sixth Grave on the Edge
7. Seventh Grave and No Body
8. Eight Grave After Dark
8.5 Brighter Than the Sun
9. The Dirt on Ninth Grave
10. The Curse of Tenth Grave
11. Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
12. The Trouble with Twelve