By: Darynda Jones
OK, OK I know.. I Missed the bus on this when it came out, In fact it too was at my very large TBR pile and I figured I would get to it sometime… man what the heck took me so long first off?!
From the moment I opened the book I knew I would love it instantly and I did.
“This whole grim reaper thing should have come with a manual. Or a diagram of some kind. A flow chart would have been nice.”
Yes, this book is about a Grim Reaper, a female grim reaper / PI/ smart-ass extraordinaire, who named her boobs “Danger” and “Will Robinson”. I could not stop laughing out loud at this book, literally.
From the things coming out of her mouth to the witty phrases at the begining of each chapter
“I may not look like much, but I’m an expert at pretending to be a ninja. -Bumper sticker”
Charley Davidson is a grim reaper, the grim reaper without the whole black robe thing. She helps departed souls say goodbye to loved ones and in most cases help them find out who murdered them. This is where we find Charley at the opening of the book, three Lawyers have been killed on the same night and they all worked for the same firm, coincidence? Charley doesn’t think so and with he help of her Uncle Bob, a Skip tracer (think Avery from Grey’s Anatomy) and her best friend/secretary Cookie, Charley brings in the bad guy. She does all of this while being visited by a mysteriously beautiful man that ..umm.. gives her THE BEST DREAMS EVER. But when she starts remembering things about the dream man and then find out that he is not so much a dream but very real, Charley becomes obsessed with finding out who he is. And when she dose it’s a perfect way to Segway into the second installment of the book which I am downloading to my Kindle as I type.
I loved this book from beginning to end, it had just the right amount of paranormal without reaching and just the right amount of mystery and some romance sprinkled in. And who wouldn’t love that cover? The shoe alone…. Anyways,
5 out of 5 stars!