This is a review of “Working Stiff” by Rachel Caine. It is the first novel in the Revivalist Series.
Bryn Davis has just started her first day at work at a funeral home. It’s her dream job, and she’s so happy that all of her hard work has paid off. She’s excited and she’s very keen to get down to business and show her new boss what she can do.
She has the worst first day on the job ever. The absolute worst. Not only does tragedy strike, but she also uncovers a secret that her boss really wants to stay hidden. He’s a drug dealer. But he’s most definitely not your run-of-the-mill dealer. Oh no. He’s in the business of dealing with death, and the drug he’s got to peddle is a very special one.
Brynn is backed into a corner and involuntarily becomes addicted to the drug. Once you start taking it, you’ve got to continue. The alternative is death. Slow and horrible and all too inevitable. She’s been approached by Pharmadene the original developers and producers of the drug. They wish to find out how the drug is leaving their hands. They believe that Bryn is the ideal agent for them to utilize. They agree to provide her with the drug she desperately needs in return for her help in solving their leak.
I really enjoyed this novel. I love Rachel Caine’s writing style and her other series. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this series and this protagonist, but I really enjoyed this novel and Bryn’s character. I was engrossed (and a little grossed out) right from the beginning of this novel. I look forward to completing this series.