Author: Darynda Jones
Release Date: October 30, 2012
Publisher: St Martins Press
Charley Davidson Book #4
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher
Sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane. The more they refute the woman’s story, the more Charley believes it.
In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, has been cleared of all charges. He is out of prison and out of Charley’s life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved. Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans.
The Charley Davidson series is one of those series I always recommend to people that ask what a must read series is. Charley's sarcastic, witty personality pulls me in and holds me hostage from beginning to end.
Charley has developed some issues from the event in book 3. Hoarding stuff from tv shopping, not sleeping well, and not leaving her home. Her friends and family are worried about her and they each have different ways in helping her get over her issues. Reyes is beyond yummy, frustrating by yummy. We get some great scenes between him and Charley in book 4. I really really wanted to punch him in the scene at the fight match though. The crazy stalker prison lady? Really? Yuck. Donovan made a small appearance and although I like him, I'm really glad he is a bit out of the picture now. No one will replace Reyes in my eyes. Things continue to be rough with Charley and her Dad, I still cant believe what he did and I don't blame Charley for not forgiving him. It seems like some crazy crap is going to happen involving Garrett. I cant begin to guess what it will be but is seemed like there was a bit of a build up starting. Loved the Dutch explanation as well, we finally know what it means!!
I really love this series, I wholeheartedly recommend it. If you haven't started reading this series yet you need to go pick it up now and start from book 1 because you wont want to miss a minute. FIFTH GRAVE PAST THE LIGHT can not come out soon enough.
I gave it 5/5 stars