Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Contemporary, Paranormal Romance
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Charley Davidson isn’t a run-of-the-mill grim reaper. She leans more towards paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire. Unfortunately she gets sidetracked when Reyes Farrow moves in next door especially with him being the sexy, sultry son of Satan. If that wasn’t enough things get even more complicated when he is her main suspect in an arson case. Charley is determined to stay away from him until she finds out the truth. At least that was her plan until dead women start showing up in her apartment one after the other. Each one confused, lost and terrified beyond reason. Soon Charley has no choice but to ask Reyes for help when it becomes apparent that the serial killer’s next target is her sister, Gemma. Reyes may be an arsonist but he is also the only man that can protect Gemma no matter what is headed her way. There is a price to pay for that protection. Reyes wants one thing, Charley. Body and soul. That is price Charley is willing to pay to keep her sister safe.
This is a series that gets better and better with each book. Neither the laughs nor the action stop and it keeps the book moving along at a very fast pace. This is one book that readers will find very hard to put down and just might finish in one sitting. Charley is a very fun and interesting character that will have readers wishing they could know her in real life. Everyone could use a Charley in their life. The story will also have readers wanting to read the next book just to see what happens next to Charley as wherever Charley is trouble is sure to follow.
I give this one 5 red roses