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

Second Grave on the Left - Darynda Jones



If you hang around with dead people, life can get pretty complicated. Take it from Charley Davidson, part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Complicated is her middle name. The deceased find her very sparkly. Demons find her irresistible. And one entity in particular wants to seduce her in every way possible.

When Charley and Cookie (her best friend/receptionist) have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. Cookie’s friend Mimi disappeared five days earlier. Mimi then sends Cookie a cryptic message telling Cookie to meet her at an nearby coffee shop. The coffee is brewing, but Mimi’s still missing. There is, however, a clue Mimi left on the bathroom wall: a woman’s name. Mimi’s husband explains to them that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old high school friend had been murdered. The same woman whose name Mimi had scribbled on the bathroom wall.


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…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? Can she keep those she loves out of harm’s way? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel her as she does?



My thoughts:


In this book we have Charley racing against time in order to find Reyes’s body to safe his life and a case that involves a friend of Cookie missing. It is very fast paced and Charley has hardly a minute to breath between all the things going on. It is hinted that there is much more to Charley than we or her thought and that she has more powers than she know. But she has to figure them out on her own, according to Reyes. He keeps showing up but won’t tell her where is body is located which causes quite the stir between the two.

I really like Charley she is smart, sassy, and won’t give up. No matter what who or what is after her. She is also quite funny and has sarcasm on hand like no other.


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