Private investigator Charlotte Davidson was born with three things: looks; a healthy respect for the male anatomy; and the rather odd job title of grim reaper. Since the age of five, she has been helping the departed solve the mysteries of their deaths so they can cross. Thus, when three lawyers from the same law firm are murdered, they come to her to find their killer.
In the meantime, Charley’s dealing with a being more powerful – and definitely sexier – than any spectre she’s ever come across before. With the help of a pain-in-the-ass skip tracer, a dead pubescent gangbanger named Angel, and a lifetime supply of sarcasm, Charley sets out to solve the highest profile case of the year and discovers that dodging bullets isn’t nearly as dangerous as falling in love.
VERDICT – 4/5 stars – well written, face paced, witty and worth a read!
I was recommended this book as an easy read and a good series to get into by a mummy book club. Kick ass chick lit, Charley is a PI with a good sense of humour who can also see ghosts as she’s a grim reaper so she basically helps them resolve their unfinished business. Witty and easy to read I got through this in 2 days (including a 2 hour flight).
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not going to change the world and it doesn’t impart anything profound on the reader but it’s really good fun and keeps your interest throughout. It’s a book that knows what it is and does it well without trying to be something it’s not. Well written and faced paced I’d definitely recommend this for people who enjoy their chick lit with a more alternative twist.