Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is an adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy novel.
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 him 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.
This third installment is nothing short of the first two. This begins close to where the previous novel left off. In this novel, Reyes is nothing short of scary. He’s pissed. Charley is left to solve a mystery and deal with his wraith. Charley however may have a new beau?
This story has new revelations and still scratching our head over Reyes and what he will do next. We learn more about things in Charley’s past that she didn’t even know about. UB is always there and we get a shock that almost has us thinking who will protect Charley in the end, but it turns out to be an unexpected twist. I have to wonder about the gang that owns the mental hospital where Rocket lives. It seems like we will get more of that story to come.
Would I recommend this book? I highly recommend.
My book boyfriend is Reyes.
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