Publisher: Curiosity Quills
Series: Dead Detective #1
Medical-school-dropout police detective Richelle Dadd is... well, dead.
But that won't stop her from trying to hold on to her house in a divorce battle with a bitter husband. Or keep her from digging into her own murder, to discover who put the bullet into her heart. And it certainly won't stand in the way of finding out the reason she's been reanimated as a zombie assassin, no longer in control of her life.
Richelle will face off against Gypsy shamans, double-crossing ghosts, a partner she can't trust, and her own undead nature in a journey into the depths of the occult world and out the other side without losing her sense of humor - or humanity - along the way.
It's a good thing her deductive skills - and her aim - are still up to par.
Richelle is sassy, funny and tough. I found her a bit contradicting about her views on relationships and sex, but overall, she was a great character to get to know and I even laughed out loud at a few of her quips.
There were multiple religions showcased throughout the story. I kind of liked the details of them and that of any medical advice or speculation from Dr. Harper.
The writing was done wonderfully! I see that it's too authors and that can sometimes affect the flow, but I didn't notice a thing. The story did stretch a bit longer than I think it needed to and a few of the sub plots weren't fully realized, but I enjoyed the main storyline all the way up to the end.
The ending is what I had a problem with. A big problem, actually. The more I thought about it, the more disturbed (not in a good / horror genre way), I became. The idea was good but the execution was questionable considering the strong female character that they'd built up. That being said, over-all, the story leading up to this point was fantastic and I really enjoyed Richelle and her adjustments as a single woman and a zombie. It was just that ending that demoted the original 5x5 star rating that I had in my mind to a 3.5. It was really disappointing for me and seemed forced or an outline idea that seemed good at the time but didn't fit the rest of the novel.