Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson book 3)
By Darynda Jones
Book Blurb:Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back! And she's drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hell-bent on murder when the devil's son just won't give up?
Once again another fabulous story. In fact, I read and devoured Third Grave Dead Ahead so fast that when I have finished Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, I am going to go back and re-read it.
Throughout Third Grave Dead Ahead our beloved grim reaper, Charley is severely sleep deprived and on a permanent caffeine high. Every time she goes to sleep, Reyes mystically comes to her in his incorporeal body and erotic emotions take over both of their sensibilities. Normally all would be sexy, hot and wonderful except that their pairing is not making love but rather angry sex. They are mad at each other for many chapters of the story. As the supernatural Reyes is back in prison, his corporeal self won't even allow her to visit. The situation is both frustrating for all three of us...Reyes, Charley and ME the reader. We all want justice for Reyes!
Charley takes on another case and is looking for a missing married woman. She seems to be working for both the guilt ridden husband and the woman's distraught siblings. The pieces to that mysterious puzzle are strategically plotted together and if all mystery stories were written in Darynda Jones' style, I'd enjoy mysteries way more than I do. I found I was not so focused on what happened to the missing woman and rather just enjoyed the fabulous novel as all of the juicy story all unraveled.
Of course, Charley is also working on a case for Reyes too. She is out to find Reyes' human sadistic, beast of a father (and that is being kind). He is apparently alive and well which means that Reyes has been imprisoned wrongly all these past 10 years for his supposed murder. The problem with Charley looking for his father is that she stirs up suspicion and places herself in grave danger.
Third Grave Dead Ahead is chalk full of adventure, mystery and the story this time around stirred up some pretty intense emotions. I found myself being firmly planted as a part of Charley's team. When she was furious at her father, Reyes or any other of the characters, I was furious right along side with her. Simply outstanding. I know that I will re-read this series many times.
Teasers: a character is shot, Charley learns a bit more about the power she posses, a new guardian, new biker gang friends