Tuesday, July 16, 2013

5th Grave Past The Light

FROM AMAZON: 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 bestselling series by Darynda Jones.

WHAT I THOUGHT: If you haven't been reading this series and you are a fan of UF or PR then you should definitely add it to your list, but you'll want to start at the beginning as each book kind of picks up where the last one ended and dropping in the middle might leave you confused.
If you have been, then like me, you've probably been waiting for 5th grave since last year!

This is a big turning point in the series, so get ready Charley fans! In this installment Charley picks up the arson case that was left unsolved at the end of the 4th, unsure whether or not Reyes was responsible for burning down every horrible place he had to endure living in as a kid with his sister Kim in an attempt to erase his and her past. Charley also has several ghostly inhabitants take up residence in her apartment, all women, all blonde from the ages of 7-35 and the main suspense line of this story is the case of trying to figure out what happened to them.

Of course, there is always the Charley/Reyes story going on, and in this book we FINALLY get more of this story then before in all the other books combined. I can't know for sure because I haven't seen anything posted about her plans for where the series will go from here or how many books she plans before the series is finished. All I can say is it feels like this is the middle-there were some resolutions but a lot more new storyline possibilities opened up which leaves more unanswered questions. 

There is a cliff hanger of course--but you are going to LOVE IT!!

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