Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson Book 3)
by Darynda Jones
by Darynda Jones
***WARNING: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!!!***
*If you have not read book one, stop now!*
Charley Davidson—grim reaper extraordinaire, private investigator . . . meh—is practicing her profession under the influence, caffeine and copious amounts of it, due to an extreme desire to induce insomnia. Every time she closes her eyes, Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan, is there. Only thing is, he’s a tad peeved. She did bind for all eternity, so it’s hard blame him. But 13 days without a wink is bound to bring out the crazy in a girl. So, when a man hires her to find his wife, Charley accepts the job with one goal in mind: Put the man behind bars, and not the wet kind. She can sense the guilt waft off him and vows to find the woman’s body and prove he’s a murderer.
In the meantime, Reyes is back in prison and none too happy about it . . . so Charley thinks, until she is carjacked by the dark-haired rake, who swears the very man he went to prison for killing is not only alive, but close by. And he wants Charley to find him.
While a visit to her old friend Rocket sheds no light on Reyes’s situation, Charley finds out the man’s wife is still alive and time is running out. Finding her before she dies would be a miracle, but she has to try. Together with the help of a fashion-impaired receptionist named Cookie, Charley sets out to bring the bad guys to justice. She just hopes Reyes is not one of them. And that she’s not hallucinating from her self-induced bout with insomnia.
My review~I was instantly sucked into this book! I loved all the one liners and the witty sarcasm. I laughed out loud pretty much through all of it. I really liked the first two books and I even remember where I was when I was first introduced to Charley Davidson. Anyway I think so far this one is my favorite. We learn so much more about Charley and her relationships with each character. The first heart tug was Ronald, wow! I was saddened by her dad. I just can't believe he does what he does, it was shocking and just plain mean. Then I think my jaw was permanently dropped through the last few chapters...
Reyes was a complete JERK, then of course his hurt (With Donovan) slammed into my heart, though I was still very much mad at him. Swopes and Artemis made me cry, I was completely heart broken. I LOVE Swopes, the conversations with him and Charley are classic. I sort of saw it coming, but was still a shock, then I was doubly shocked with Artemis (Didn't see that one completely). Then what the heck with Donovan! I mean wow he is completely sexy, and heck I'd give him a chance! Then Swopes again...wow. I just LOVE how he calls her Charles, and really he is so...well...words fail, I love him!
I love Cookie I think she is my second fav character in the series, her and Charley make me laugh so hard! The nun was priceless, just priceless! There are so many twists and turns, but all done so well that I couldn't put it down, I needed to know what happens...I can't wait until October for Fourth Grave!
I recommend this read for all those who love Paranormal and Urban Fantasy, plus it is packed with sarcasm and funny thought that you wished you could say but never have the chance...a MUST read!
First Grave on the Right Book 1
Second Grave on the Left Book 2
Third Grave Dead Ahead Book 3
Fourth Grave Beneath my Feet Book 4