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?
Here is your signpost for the most hilarious listen of the summer: Second Grave on the Left.
Also listen to the first book, First Grave on the Right
©2011 Darynda Jones (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
I enjoyed the first book in this series but the second book just did not live up. The characters became way too "abnormal" and the story a bit too corny. I made it about half way through and it just failed to hold my interest. However, if you really enjoy vampire and scifi character love stories, you will probably like this series.
I really liked this book it's fun to listen to. The people (and ghosts) continue to grow and learn more about themselves and those around them. While the end of this book was kind of sad, I have to get the next one to see what happens. Over all this seems to be a fun series and I can't wait to see what happens next.
I sure would try another book by Darynda Jones. She has such a great sense of humor!
Would love to see this book as a movie! How hilarious it would be!
must read: darynda jones, Karen moning, Ilona Andrews, kim harrison, gena showalter, Karen chance,patricia briggs,jeaniene frost ,L taylor,
the humor! the narration is awesome too.
stephanie plumb with the wit of the main character
i have listened to her read Patricia Briggs and i think her performance in this series is the best, she delivers sarcasm like no other!
something from her t-shirt quotes! just try this series, they get better each book!
the humor, mystery, and romance of these books are sooo worth the credit. sooo funny! i love the twist on the main character.
Because it is a fun story and I started to grow attached to the characters
Developement of Characters and fleshing out some side ones
Yes but I didn't mind having it split into two parts, it gave me an additional interview with the author which was nice
This was a great second book. The storyline kept moving along at a quick pace and kept me guessing as to who the bad guy was and why. I thought this book was better than the first because all the setup was already done. I liked the snarky humor and loved the t-shirt and bumper sticker tags at the beginning of the chapters. The narrator was fine but I'm still not convinced she was a perfect match for the character. I did like her voice though.
Yes, if they had read the first book in the series. I don't feel you can jump in without reading the first book.
The family dealing with each other towards the end.
I figure Cookie is a two pack a day character
Yes, cause I work 10 days
The author talked about her influences for how she created Charley, and I liked all of them.
32 year old female in the DC area with a terribly long commute and high standards for my audiobooks... I like science fiction, science, instructional, and humorous novels.
I didn't really like this book but I didn't hate it. Mostly the only issue I had is the writing style is... Let me see if I can explain this properly: when you read a lot of brain candy-type novels (lighthearted romance or fiction) you tend to skim them fairly quickly because for every 10 pages there is only one solid page of real information or character development.
These books (at least the first and second) bear those same marks. It's the written equivalent of a Darma (a la Darma and Greg) character - such a free spirit, but such a boring free spirit who can't speak very well. I might have enjoyed this book more if it were something I was reading and that I could skim. Fast forwarding isn't really the same thing.
SO glad the third book is out! I already bought it and downloaded it, ready for another fun, fast-paced, well-written tale of Charley---a great character.
Lorelei King performs this series so beautifully that I can't imagine any other voice. She really does a marvelous job of defining each character and infusing the perfect blend of wit, sarcasm and feeling into Charley. She really makes this book come alive.
Love a story w/ humor,romance,adventure, w/out a lot of bickering,& good deals.
Darynda Jones is a very talented author who is getting better with each book of this series.
The character of Charley Davidson, the heroine, is a great creation. There are so many aspects of her character and she is discovering more about herself and her powers in each book. The hero is out of this world, forgive the pun, a guy who is supposed to be created from evil but is in fact one of the toughest fighters for good.This series and the supporting characters are very unique. There are some serious issues but packed in great humor, and it just keeps getting more and more interesting as the series goes on. Looking forward to the next book.
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