Never underestimate the power of a woman on a double espresso with a mocha latte chaser high. (T-shirt)
Charley Davidson isn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper. She’s more of a paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire. However, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. To further complicate matters, Reyes is her main suspect in an arson case. Charley has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth... but then dead women start appearing in her apartment, one after another, each lost, confused, and terrified beyond reason.
When it becomes apparent that her own sister, Gemma, is the serial killer’s next target Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes’ help. Arsonist or not, he’s the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return. Charley. All of her, body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she is willing to pay.
Charley Davidson is at it again in Fifth Grave Past the Light, the sexy, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny fifth installment of the New York Times best-selling series by Darynda Jones.
©2013 Darynda Jones (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
This novel is in my top 5 favorites. It has all of my favorite elements, sass, suspense, surprises and salubriously sinful sex!
I would compare it to Molly Parker's "Nice Girls Don't" series of novels. There are some compelling parallels, with the main characters both being supernatural beings, surrounded by human family, fighting for right, and finding alluring men.
Lorelei King does an excellent job vocalizing each of the characters. She imbues each one with life and character to fill out the written personality.
She knows the pathway to Heaven, he knows the pathway out of Hell. Can they find a pathway to each other?
I listened to this story a couple of times so that I was sure I didn't miss any of the nuances.This is a very interesting story that keeps me asking questions. I can't wait until all of the loose ends come to a conclusion. ..but then I will long for more. I really love this character.
Charlie's quirky character. Interesting supernatural twist with a good dose of humor.
Charlie is a supernatural Kinsey Milhone. I would compare this more to the Sue Grafton series as much as to the more obvious supernatural ones.
Ms. King narrates many of the books I listen to. She has a great talent for bringing a natural warmth to her female characters.
Not just your average P.I.
I can't say enough about this character or this series. Very entertaining!
An excellent light and fluffy read (listen).
Charlie Davidson is on fire and the humour and characters have developed through the series. In book one and two, both the characters and humour felt a bit forced, but in the last 3 they have both matured.
It seemed like this book had so much going on that it rushed passed! I enjoyed the character development - people are not static in this story. They are perfectly imperfect and they grow. An excellent addition to the series.
Yes I would. I love the way multiple areas of the story unfold. Great Writer and great Narrator!
Charley is a hoot. I absolutely adore her tenacity.
I was on the edge of my seat during the scene on the bridge. I thought this might truly be the end of our heroine in her corporeal form.
I was hoping there might be more from the underworld. There was a big reveal but its seems as if the underworld left on the back burner for this story.
Once again, Darynda Jones has left me breathless, waiting for the next installment of the Charley Davidson series.
I can't go any further without saying that the narrator, Lorelei King, is absolutely fabulous, and makes me laugh over and over. Her tone, inflection and sarcasm are not lost on this listener. Had I read these books, rather than listened to them, I fear I would have missed many a laugh-out-loud opportunity!
Charley Davidson, a private investigator and police department consultant, has a tendency to get herself into some seriously messy situations. The fact that she is the "Grim Reaper" may or may not have something to do with said "mess". Her love interest is apparently the most gorgeous man imaginable, at least in the town where the two reside. What's new in Book 5 is that everyone else can now see Charley's love interest. He's out of jail and has a real job. His interest in Charley is just as intense as ever. And she's still sassy. This chick doesn't put up with much!
If you're considering whether to get this book, and you haven't read the first 4, go back and start from the beginning. They're all funny, fantastic, scary, and sexy. You won't regret it. (It isn't necessary, though. Each novel stands alone fairly well, and I don't think you'd be lost.) If you have read the first 4, you already know you'll listen to this one. . . and every other thing Darynda Jones has written, and will from now until the end of time.
I believe in true love, happily ever after, magic, and laughter. But mostly I believe in coffee.
I love Darynda Jones and I love Lorelei King, team these two up and I'm in heaven!!
Yes - nice unexpected twists and turns with romance throughout!
Yes, just as good
It made me laugh and cry for happiness at the proposal
Yes, when is the next Sixth Grave... available for Audible?
must read: darynda jones, Karen moning, Ilona Andrews, kim harrison, gena showalter, Karen chance,patricia briggs,jeaniene frost ,L taylor,
absolfreakinlutely! the print version is fantastic but Lorelei King brings something soooo great to the story. she was made to narrate this series. her timing is fantastic and she can totally deliver the snark!
if you haven't started this series you NEED to. start with book 1 and enjoy. they get better and better as you go, which says a lot because they are so good. mystery, suspense, fantastic humor, wonderful paranormal characters that are very unique, great story telling and VERY HOT! thank you Ms. Jones for keeping it hot!!! this is the fifth book and the chemistry is still intense, never boring.
I'm a Wife, Mom and I own my own store. I love books but have precious little time to read. Audible reads them for me!
This book and series is high on my list of likes. Charlie is hilarious but also down to earth. I only wish I was as quick witted as her!
There's nothing I don't like. UB is great, Cookie is fabulous, Rayus is amazing, this series is. Fantastic!
The tone of her voice, the way she expresses the characters. If I read the book on my own, I would still use Lorelei's voice in my head. She's that good!
No way. I wanted to savor it. I forced myself to put it down so I had some more to listen to later!
When does the next one come out?
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