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

Format: ARC Paperback
Published: August 16, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's
Genre: Paranormal, Adult Fantasy

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?
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Darynda Jones has done it again!! Another fabulous novel starring Grim Reaper and Private Investigator, Charley Davidson. This time around Charley has a case involving a missing woman, Mimi, an old friend of her sidekick, Cookie's. This case grows more complex with each new clue because Mimi isn't the only person missing. Several people who were associated with Mimi in the past are missing...or worse.

Then adding insult to injury, sexy Reyes Farrow, is back to inform Charley that as the Son of Satan, he has decided to leave his corporeal body because he cannot let the demons that are torturing him get to Charley. If they do, they will have a portal to Heaven. Refusing to let this happen, Charley takes on another case: she must find Reyes' body before he lets himself die.

Charley has more on her plate than ever before and the action is non-stop from the first page to the last. No matter what is thrown at Charley, she tackles it with her usual coffee and snark, with only a few minor glitches (and emergency room trips) in the process.

Darynda's writing was flawless. Even as someone who loved First Grave on the Right, I have to say, this sequel knocked it right out of the water. She has out done herself with this one. Readers will be on the edges of their seats rooting for Charley, waiting for the clues to unlock even more of the mystery of Reyes, then at the last page, wishing they had the next book in their hands!!

Rate: 5/5


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