Series: Charlie Davidson,
Also in this series: Sixth Grave on the Edge, Seventh Grave and No Body
Published by St Martin's Press on 09 July 2013
Genres: Adult, Mystery & Detective, Paranormal
Also by this author: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, Sixth Grave on the Edge, Seventh Grave and No Body
Place(s) Traveled to: Albuquerque, New Mexico
First Line: The dead guy at the end of the bar kept trying to buy me a drink.
Holy frijoles Batman!
This is one book that I have a hard time putting into words it was just that good and exceeded all of my expectations. If you’re a regular reader of this blog then you know that I’ve been blitzing through the Charley Davidson books by Darynda Jones. And if you live in Massachusetts then you may have hear my squeal of delight when I received a copy of Fifth Grave Past the Light which is the newest installment in the series. Fifth Grave picks up almost immediately after Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet ends and its just filled with hotness and awesome.
The mystery portion of this book wasn’t as intriguing to me in this book as in previous ones and in some cases it even took a back seat to the secondary storylines. Because in this book, dear readers, sh!t really starts to hit the fans. Things are alluded to that could have some crazy crazy things happen to our favorite grim reaper in the future. Not to mention the whole crazy portal back story and its future implications. Talk about edge of your seat moments and yet at the same time just not enough. Before this book the whole secondary portions of Charley’s purpose was just kinda meh. Well, not meh but it just wasn’t at the forefront of my brain. But in Fifth Grave there were just enough details and hints given that have me lusting for more.
And speaking of lust….can we just say ooh la la steamy hot scenes with our favorite son of satan, Reyes. Wow. These are the scenes that readers have been waiting for ever since First Grave on the Right. I just love these two together and their chemistry positively sizzles off the page. Plus there was that ending!! Talk about killer and its a whole millenina (ok only about a year) until the next book is out and you know what will happen next. So while there is a cliff hanger its not one that the story hinges on. The mystery is solved in this book and the cliff hanger is all about Charley.
There was some disappointments in this book and that was a lack of the Step-monster. I may not like the character much but I do like the barbs that she and Charley toss at each other. I also missed Charley’s interactions with her father but was glad to see more of her sister. Which such a big secondary cast though it can be hard to give them all the page time that they deserve. So as long as there is Reyes, Cookie, Uncle Bob, and Swoops I can be happy. Mostly. It will also be interesting to see where all these secondary characters fit into that thing that we learn about in this book. I have my ideas and I can’t wait to see if they pan out or not.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and think its the best one in the series to date. I am eager to see what happens next. If you love a humorous, sexy, fun paranormal story and you haven’t picked up this series yet then you are seriously missing out.
Charley Davidson Series Order
Book 1: First Grave on the Right
Book 1.5: For I Have Sinned (novella)
Book 2: Second Grave on the Left
Book 3: Third Grave Dead Ahead
Book 4: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Book 5: Fifth Grave Past the Light
Book 6: Sixth Grave on the Edge (Summer 2014)