Title: First Grave on the Right
Author: Darynda Jones
Why I Read It: I won an advanced reader copy from Goodreads, when I received the book I read it right away, so I could give it a review on Goodreads and hopefully win other advanced copies. We use the library, so its always nice to actually own a book.
Where I Obtained the Book: I won a copy from Goodreads, it was sent from St. Martin’s Press.
Synopsis: Charley Davidson is a private investigator from a family of cops. She also has an unusual part-time job as a grim reaper. Those who die and have unfinished business on Earth seek her out for assistance. When the issue is resolved, she helps them go to the light. But lately she is having a different kind of heavenly experience: very naughty dreams of a powerful, dark, totally hot, supernatural guy. How is he getting into her head? While investigating a triple homicide at the request of those killed, she discovers that her soul mate and nocturnal lover is the son of Satan—which, as he points out, is equivalent to Charley’s being the stepdaughter of Denise, who is entirely human but evil.
Review: I enjoyed this book, it was sarcastic and funny. I think the way she writes and thank heaven I don’t always say what I think or I could get into loads of trouble. There is sex so beware. The paranormal part was good and the way the people passed from this earth to heaven was sweet. I loved the description of their crossing. It was a great mystery and I enjoyed the other characters and her relationship with them. Her step mother is a piece of work and the cop she spars with is adorable. Look out for Big Bad. This is a fun book if you like suspense romance.
Author Biography: For reasons known only to the Big Guy upstairs, Darynda Jones won the 2009 Golden Heart® for Best Paranormal Romance with her manuscript FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT. But even before that, she couldn’t remember a time she wasn’t putting pen to paper. Thank heaven practice makes perfect and now she has a three book deal with St. Martin’s press.
She lives with her husband and two sons in New Mexico.