Title: Second Grave On The Left
Author: Darynda Jones
Description: Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper Extraordinaire, is back in this sexy, suspenseful novel of supernatural shenanigans
When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. But Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman’s name. Mimi’s husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do?
My Thoughts: Darynda Jones, you took me for one hell of a ride! I mean this literally. Normally I include a Summary with my thoughts, but the above pretty much states it all and I don't want to give spoilers. I fell in love again, not only with the hot son of Satan Reyes, but also with one bad ass, smart ass grim reaper that kept me on a constant high. I think she is my Idol. I kept seeing parts of me in Charley. There were times I was cracking up so hard, then at the end I started to tear up and still was able to let a laugh pop out thanks to Charley's wicked mouth.This story is a roller coaster ride you won't want to get off of from start to finish.The book's a page turner till the end you're on an adventure with Charley finding people dead and alive, a possible conspiracy theory, and assassins at every turn. I'm telling you now, you will want to grab this book up as soon as it hits the shelves or online store. And once you get it in your hands, you wont be able to put it down.I am on pins and needles till February 2012 for the next installment, Third Grave Dead Ahead. Where i am in no doubt Jones will have us on another adventure that is irresistable, witty and more awesome then the last two. Where Charely and her amazing cast of characters that we cant help but love will once again claim us as their captive audience. I for one am hoping i'm lucky enough to do a review for Third Grave Dead Ahead as well.
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I would like to say thanks to St. Martin's Press for providing me with the chance to review this great book. This was a ARC the book comes out August 16, 2011
5 out of 5 stars