Monday, July 23, 2012

{Review} Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson #2) by Darynda Jones

Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson #2)
by Darynda Jones
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Released: August 16th 2011
Genre: Fiction- Adult: Urban Fantasy, Suspense
How I got it: Won in a contest

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 read of the summer: Second Grave On The Left.

Review: This is the second book in the series. It takes place right after book one like the next week. Charley takes on a case for her best friend Cookie, and being a a world class multi-tasker Charley is also searching for Reyes. The book bounces between the two cases as well as something that's going on with her dad. I enjoyed the case with Cookie finding her friend Mimi and figuring out what was going on with her.  Figuring out a cold case with a surprise ending. The twist was great. I was pulled in trying to figure out all the clues.
I still wasn't crazy about Reyes. I really would like to see Charley end up with Garrett or at least see Garrett end up being some just as awesome supernatural being. The story line was ok, I noticed that it seem Ms Jones was trying to beef up his good points by helping his best friends.
The thing with Charley's dad was kind of a side story and was a shocker. It did give some insight to how her family really felt toward her and not just what she thought. Once again I enjoyed Charley's wit and Ms Jones writing style, I smiling and laughing out loud through most of this book.


1 comment:

  1. Yay, I love this book I'm glad you enjoyed it and the third is even better, I can't wait to have the one for October. Great review!

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