Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Second Grave on the Left

Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

January 2012

ISBN: 978-1-250-00270-9

Pages: 307

Contemporary, Paranormal, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Charley Davidson has found life gets very complicated when hanging around the dead.  Luckily complicated is her middle name.  Being a part-time investigator and full-time Grim Reaper makes life very interesting.  Demons find her irresistible and the deceased find her very sparkly.  Though one entity wants to seduce her any way possible.

Now Charley and her best friend and receptionist, Cookie need to track down a missing woman.  Though the case isn’t quite as open and shut as they believed it would be. While investigating that case the Son of Satan also knows as Reyes Alexander Farrow has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley.  His body is being tortured by demons determined to lure Charley to them.  Reyes is determined to not let that happen because if it does it will give the demons a portal to heaven and that would not be a good thing. 

Now Charley is dealing with hot nights with Reyes and hotter days tracking down a missing woman.  She also has to keep those she loves safe from harm.  Charley is also wondering if there is possibly enough coffee and chocolate to get her through this latest case.

This book picks up right after the first book left off.  It also proves to be just as fun and hilarious as the first book was.  This is a series that is a fun take on paranormals that once it is started the reader will never be the same after.  This takes sarcasm to a whole different level that makes it fun and will keep the reader turning the pages just to see what situation Charley will get herself into next.  This is proving to be a series not to miss and that will have a permanent place on reader’s keeper shelves.  This has mystery romance and sarcasm that is not to be missed.

I give this one 5 red roses


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