Charley is the kind of girl I imagine myself to be - tough, sassy, sensual, and completely independent. When you add in the extra adventure and excitement of being both grim reaper and private investigator - Charley takes you places you've never imagined you'll go. You don't have to read First Grave to enjoy this book, but you'd really be missing out! Darynda weaves such a tale that you can't help but pick up this book, get sucked in, and then immediately get your copy of Third Grave! You just don't want to adventure to end.