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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

56) Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones

The Blurb :

Few things in life can come between a grim reaper and her coffee, but the sexy, sultry son of Satan is one of them. Now that Reyes Farrow has asked for her hand, Charley Davidson feels it's time to learn more about his past, but Reyes is reluctant to open up. When the official FBI file of his childhood abduction lands in her lap, Charley decides to go behind her mysterious beau’s back and conduct her own investigation. Because what could go wrong?

Unfortunately, another case has fallen into her lap—one with dangerous implications. Some very insistent men want Charley to hunt down a witness who is scheduled to testify against their boss, a major player in the local crime syndicate. If Charley doesn't come up with an address in 48 hours, the people closest to her will start to disappear.

Add to that a desperate man in search of the soul he lost in a card game, a dogged mother determined to find the ghost of her son, and a beautiful, young Deaf boy haunted by his new ability to see the departed as clearly as he sees the living, and Charley has her hands full. The fact that Reyes has caught on to her latest venture only adds fuel to the inferno that he is. Good thing for Charley she's used to multi-tasking and always up for a challenge…especially when that challenge comes in the form of Reyes Farrow.

My Thoughts :

The Charley Davidson series may just be the most evil of Urban Paranormals out there.  Witty, original and full of Grim Reaper it is one of the best reads there is but you have to wait so long for the next installment!!!  this sixth part in the weird and wacky life of P.I Charley Davidson is as brilliant and funny as the previous five books.  If only the books came out quicker because the ending for this one was a nasty one!

What can you expect to find in this new addition to the series?  More madness and mayhem as Charley gets herself into enough trouble to nearly get herself killed again.  Ghosts popping up all over the place in various states of undress.  Death and destruction.  Crazy schemes to bring people together, get people apart and save people from dying.  Oh and the usual steamy, yummy and sexy moments of Reyes.  So basically everything that makes each book stand out and be amazing.

The story this time around gives away a little info about Mr Wong, finds out more about the naked guy in her car and Charley also manages to get involved in a few more cases.  Juggling them all sounds like hard work but she manages it all in her crazy reaper style. There are some very interesting twists and turns in the continuing story regarding who and what Reyes is and what Charley has to do with it all as well as her skills as a Grim Reaper.  The author definitely wants to give us more but I can see why she is holding out on us as well!

For anyone who hasn't read this series yet I seriously suggest listening to the audio version.  The narrator, Lorelei King, does a spectacular job of bringing the books to life and I love the way she portrays the characters.  The series is unique and special in its own right but the audio version is definitely worth the time.  I found myself listening to it at any free moment and had a hard time not laughing out loud on the street while listening to another great read!

All in all, read this book, read this series, it is the best thing out there!!!  The quotes from T-shirts, bumper stickers etc at the beginning of each chapter are just a wonderful touch to an amazing story. I can't wait to see what happens next and if I could pre-order the next book already I would.  I just hope that the story jumps a few months between this and the next book.  I think it will make things a lot more interesting.

Edit : I just saw that the seventh book is coming out in October!!! Only a few months wait instead of a year!! Yay! Thank you!

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1 comment:

Aurian said...

Great review! I am behind, will have to read book 4 soon, and I think I ordered book 5 as paperback, so I guess that one should arrive soon.