Series: Charley Davidson #12
Author: Darynda Jones
Released: October 31, 2017
Pages: 289 per Goodreads
Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the twelfth installment of Darynda Jones' New York Times bestselling paranormal series, The Trouble with Twelfth Grave.
Ever since Reyes Farrow escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley Davidson accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings--some corporeal, some not so much--as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she's not uncovering a murder. This time she's covering one up.
Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture--the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford--out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican's inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it's time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she's loved for centuries. So the question becomes: Can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she's worked so hard to protect?
So I had been behind on this series. Then I binged all of them over last summer. So when this book came out - I was way more than ready. Charley and Reyes, omg, right? I'm really late on this review, but here I am. Better late than never!
I'm terribly sad that this series is winding down. I heard there is one more book, but I don't know. I am hoping there is. But even then, I don't think it would be enough.
The series in general involves all of the things that I love. Supernatural things, a badass woman, and a sexy dark man. And the humor is top notch.
I don't want to give spoilers away, but the big secrets just keep coming out. I don't know how Charley and Reyes will get through everything. And this book in particular had some really heartbreaking things happen. Let's just say at the end, there were tears. Big fat sloppy tears and I feel like a big part of the heart of it all in this world Darynda Jones created will be forever bruised. And then, as per I've become accustomed, the story ends with a BANG! and I'm frantic to read the next one.
If you've made it to the 12th book in this series, there's nothing I need to tell you. You know Darynda Jones can create a world and make it revolve like nobodies business. If you haven't gotten to this book, then you definitely need to.