Series: Charley Davidson, Book 6
Author: Darynda Jones
Narrator: Lorelei King
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Rating: 5 Notes, 5 Flames
Glimpse My Thoughts: Holy Crap-o-la! Sixth Grave On the Edge was wrought with emerging abilities, new mysteries, crap-yo-pants LOL funnies, and a knock you up side your head shocker to end the book! Can't wait until October to find out what happens next.
Few things in life can come between a grim reaper and her coffee, but the sexy, sultry son of Satan is one of them. Now that Reyes Farrow has asked for her hand, Charley Davidson feels it's time to learn more about his past, but Reyes is reluctant to open up. When the official FBI file of his childhood abduction lands in her lap, Charley decides to go behind her mysterious beau’s back and conduct her own investigation. Because what could go wrong?
Unfortunately, another case has fallen into her lap—one with dangerous implications. Some very insistent men want Charley to hunt down a witness who is scheduled to testify against their boss, a major player in the local crime syndicate. If Charley doesn't come up with an address in 48 hours, the people closest to her will start to disappear.
Add to that a desperate man in search of the soul he lost in a card game, a dogged mother determined to find the ghost of her son, and a beautiful, young Deaf boy haunted by his new ability to see the departed as clearly as he sees the living, and Charley has her hands full. The fact that Reyes has caught on to her latest venture only adds fuel to the inferno that he is. Good thing for Charley she's used to multi-tasking and always up for a challenge…especially when that challenge comes in the form of Reyes Farrow.
Sixth Grave On the Edge has all the elements I love in an Urban Fantasy book with a side of crap-yo-pants humor. Charley as usual is getting into all kinds of trouble....you know researching more about Reyes, secretly hooking up Cookie and UB, looking into a prophecy, dodging shaky bad guys, and most of all....leaving Reyes on the hook for an answer to his marriage proposal. What's not to love about these books?
While this installment definitely deals with quite a few serious issues, I was please to see Darynda Jones giving some closure to some of the more lingering questions surrounding long-term characters such as Angel. Readers finally find out why he has been so adamant that Charley never disclose his presence to his mother. Those particular scenes were sad and caused me quite a few embarrassing car moments. **People in other cars gave me quite a few looks as I'm balling at the red light and talking to Angel out loud....* *
As with all the books in the Charley Davidson Series, there are hilarious quotes for t-shirts, true facts and bumper stickers at the beginning of every chapter. Some of my favorites include:
- Coffee doesn’t ask silly questions. Coffee understands. — BUMPER STICKER
- I have a perfect body. It’s in my trunk. — T-SHIRT
- I lost my virginity, but I still have the box it came in. — T-SHIRT
- There should be one line at every store for people who have their shit together. — TRUE FACT
- Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again? — T-SHIRT
- Oh, my. What a lovely shade of bitch you’re wearing today. — T-SHIRT