I'd heard good things about this series, so I thought the audio book might be a good way to explore it, particularly when I saw that Lorelei King, who reads the Stephanie Plum series, narrates this one, too.
The premise was promising: Charley Davidson is a grim reaper, which means that she helps those who have died but have, for some reason, decided to remain behind, move on into the next phase of their existence, whatever that may be. Her ability to speak with the recently dead has made her of invaluable assistance to her uncle, who's a cop, and she consults with him from time to time.
What I liked: The premise wasn't the typical one, so that was refreshing. Aspects of Charley's previous life were woven into the present story through flashbacks, so that the current mystery of the murders her uncle is trying to solve alternates with the more personal mystery of Charley's past, and her current situation as a reaper.
What I didn't like so much: There was too much description (I might have skimmed over it had I been reading the actual book, but it was excruciating to listen through), in particular too much lovingly detailed prose about every hot guy (and there were a lot of them) that Charley was lusting after. I prefer my paranormal mysteries to be more about the characters and the mystery than the romantic element. Romance is fine, but I personally don't usually want it to be the point of the book. Rather than a paranormal mystery with a romantic element, this one reads like a romance with paranormal trappings. Not my thing, really. Also it annoys me when a character can instantly prove her credibility (i.e. her supernatural abilities) but chooses not to, and then goes on and on (and on) about how annoying it is when people don't believe her (particularly hot guys).
Still, it was an interesting story, and while I personally don't feel the need to continue with the series, I think it would appeal to those who enjoy romance as a central part of their paranormal fare.