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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Review: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

First Grave on the Right
(Charley Davidson # 1)
by Darynda Jones

Charlie Davidson has a sixth sense and is not afraid to use it. She can see dead people and uses the ability to help them and the loved ones they left behind. I honestly did not think I would enjoy this plot, but I have to tell you, Charlie Davidson is a very funny and quirky character. She has a way of dealing with issues at hand.

In this book, she works with her uncle as a private PI specifically to solve a case of 3 murdered lawyers. And helping her are the lawyers themselves... Mysteries eventually solved but the best outcome is finding out THE ONE in her dreams.

This book is written in first person POV which I usually do not enjoy. However, Ms. Jones did a phenomenal job keeping me interested and drawn to the characters and scenes at hand. Even the secondary characters here are great and just as funny.

Now, this is not an erotica, but Ms Jones gave us a great and sexy ending that will leave you wanting for more.

I was skeptical about this book, no pretty male models or H/h fondling each other on the cover that I enjoy looking at. It actually has the foot of our heroine which did not do anything for me. But it was recommended to me by my friend Fran who seems to know what I would enjoy. I am glad I did. The cover did not do this book justice. I can’t wait to get to Second Grave to the Left.

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Fictional Candy said...

I really loved this too. I actually read it last summer, before I even knew anything about book blogs lol. Now I have the second and third books on order from doubleday book club. Oh! And check out "For I have Sinned". It's a little halfway novella in the series, very good!

Timitra said...

I've heard about this series but haven't tried it yet...I deinitely need to after reading both reviews!!!!

Amanda said...

I loved this series! I actually listened to the first two as audiobooks which I enjoyed a lot. Third book is on order upon release!

Unknown said...

I felt this book was full of potential for a good series, I was very excited about it, and the next book really clinched it for me.
As usual, good job.

lisa said...

The cover looks very scandalousI have to put it on wish list.

miki said...

i really want to try this serie since i've saw in in a scavenger hunt...

this review just make me sure of my choice

thanks you a lot ( i found the cover intruiging)

Shelly said...

Enjoyed the review. Sounds like an interesting series. Have not read this author. Adding to my wish list.

Joanne said...

I've heard good things about this series, but have not read it yet. That's going to change now after reading the reviews.


Sophia Rose said...

I haven't started this series yet, but I have heard of how good they are. Looking forward to the promised humor these are loaded with.

Thanks for sharing!

*yadkny* said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it... this will be my first read by Darynda Jones so I'm excited to see good reviews.

sienny said...

Love this book!! i've read this one and the 2nd book, and i just sooooo satisfied with it. can't wait for the third book :)

Ashley Prince said...

I have been wanting to read this series. And honestly, the cover works for me. It's so original and unexpected.

Great review.

Unknown said...

I just bought this book and can't wait to read it. The story sounds great :)