I picked up First Grave on a recommendation, only knowing that is was a "great book" and "really sexy". I have to agree and add even more! Charley Davidson is the main character and you learn to love her unique situation, no-holds-barred-take-all-comers attitude, and never-say-die mentality. Darynda surrounds Charley with an amazing cast of characters who (much like in real life) both help and hinder Charly in her quest to solve a series of murders and figure out who the incredibly mysterious and consuming figure she's encountered all her life really is. When you flip the last page of First Grave you won't be able to pull yourself out of Charley's world! Don't even try - just go pick up Second Grave and keep going. It's well worth it.