For I Have Sinned (Charley Davidson #1.5)
For I have Sinned is a short novella about a woman who had died. The woman has no memory of her past and Charley Davidson aka the Grim Reaper helps the woman find out about her death. It was a little bit touching to read about the woman's death.
This novella also helps us view Charley from a deceased person's point of view which I found very interesting. Charley is the same as ever; beautiful, kind and cocky. And of course, she's glowing. Mr. Enigma aka Reyes p ...more
Seeing how Charley operated through another person's viewpoint was wonderful and even though it's a short...and sad story, I enjoyed how it ended.
I loved that Reyes was in the story especially with how things ended in the first book. I can't wait to read more about him!
This has spoilers for First Grave on the Right, and probably won't be very interesting if you haven't read that anyway.["br"]>["br"]>
There's not a lot going on here, but there is a little bit of Reyes in the story and a peek inside Charley's psyc ...more
There is nothing to this short story. I think I finished it in 20 minutes and that was with distractions. I knew it was a short story going into it, but I didn't realise it was a SHORT story. It is a bit misleading as you are clicking away on your kindle so you get the impression the story is actually long, ...more
We go through the other side, well not THE other side… of the fence being in Jo Anne's point of view. A recently deceased young woman who's found her way to Charley and trying to figure out just why and how she died. It was interesting to see the ghost and passing over experience and what ...more
For I Have Sinned is a short story following First Grave on the Right (book 1 from Charley Davidson Series). Charley is a private investigator but being a PI is just a disguise. She is really a Soul Reaper who helps lost souls “go to the light”. No, really, Charley shines like a beacon to call the lost souls to her.
The books in this series are told as a first person POV by Charley herself, but not in this novella. This story is told by a lost soul seeking Charley’s help. Also as a first person
So I hunted down a copy, and the rest of the series to date, and sat down to read this short. Which surprised me as it was told by a ghost that had found her way to Charley's light. ...more
Also, very nice peak into Reyes's powers that are beyond kicking ass and protecting his 'light'.
This was a very good short story. It was interesting to see Charley from a ghost's PoV. In this story, a woman who's recently died finds herself in Charley's apartment. She can't remember who she is or how she died so Charley helps her. I had a hard time figuring out when exactly this story took place. Based on the conversations between Reyes and Charley I almost want to say that it takes place partway through book #3 (not after) but I could be wrong. This was a very good short addition t ...more
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Darynda is an exceptional writer. I have to say that since this was written from the ghost's pov - which was a nice change of pace - I missed Charley's comical inner thoughts. It was nice to see Charley's antics through someone else's eyes, like her trying to sneak up on a security camera and looking like a total dork in the process.
Very short story, but the added bonus of the first chapter for the next two ...more
The story is kind of sad, because a good woman died. She died because of something she really wanted. A baby. It broke my heart, for real. But, on the other hand, we see Charley from a distint perspective. The ghost doesn't really knows why Char ...more
I appreciated the choice of POV. Seeing our heroine through the eyes of the ghost she's helping allowed for a clearer idea of what Charley is really like.
A great story that has me eager for the next installment.
Yes, it's a very quickie read, but it is a WONDERFUL story! I don't know how Darynda Jones manages to pack so much intense emotions into a novella, but she did it! Loved it!!!
I was a little disappointed in that it was a short story. I was expecting it to be a bit longer in that iBooks reported it to be 180 pages. Most of the book was an excerpt of First Grave on the Right. It cost me $0.99, which in my opinion, is too much money for a short story.
This is story 1.5 so I thought it would be good to read it before reading the next book, which I hope to get to very soon!
Anyway, it was a surprising read for it's not told from Charley's p.o.v. It took me a few lines to figure that out, cause I was expecting it to be Charley's story! In fact, it's told from the ghost that she's going to help!
It was interesting too, because we go ...more
This little short story gem is between books one and two of the Charley Davidson series and can is say, it’s amazing? It’s a juicy little tidbit of awesomesauce that gives a peek into how the departed see our favorite Grim Reaper. There’s not much to go on with the description, but just let me say that this a very fast read that simply provides with the point of view young woman who upon first ...more
RATING : 5 LITTLE STARS!!
I was taken quite by surprise with this little novella. I am not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this.
Anybody who has read book #1, First Grave On The Right, knows Charley and her witty , snarky, fun dialogue. They know she is a reaper, not the norm type reaper...... she doesn’t go after the souls or the dead, the ghosts of the dead come to her. They are looking for something that she can help them with, before they pass through her to the othe ...more
The story itself offered a unique look into Charley's mind. Interesting, short read!
Kept me company as I imbibed Throat Coat (tm) somethingsomething organic tea. Now I SLEEP!! (for an hour) *dies*