The summary: Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.
And here is Young Librarian's review:
I’m reviewing this novel from the point of view of its nomination as Best First Novel, not the other category it was nominated in. I’m not surprised this is up for Best First Novel as it won the 2009 Golden Heart for Best Paranormal. Jones is a very strong writer, and Charley jumps from the page and grabs you. In some ways, the pitch perfect characterization of Charley was the one drawback to the storytelling. Charley is a character with ADD, and it was a little jarring at times to follow her thought processes.
With that being said, I’m very glad I picked this book up. At the 2011 RT Convention, I had a lot people telling me that I needed to get my hands on it. Even before I finished it, I ordered the second book in the series. Jones hooked me into Charley’s world and left me wanting more Charley and more Reyes. The relationship between them was well balanced. It teased, taunted, and spiced up the story.
Most of all, this story allowed me to put my trust into Jones as a storyteller. I’m looking forward reading more of the Charley Davidson series, but I’m also willing to try anything else Jones publishes.