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Third Grave Dead Ahead (edition 2012)

by Darynda Jones

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Title:Third Grave Dead Ahead
Authors:Darynda Jones
Info:St. Martin's Paperbacks (2012), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:urban fantasy, series, library book, ghost, PI

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Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones

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Charley is trying to find a missing wife while also trying to help Reyes find his undead father that sent him to jail. Enjoy this series! ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
4.5 Charley, The Grim Reaper, she has what every women wants Reyes Farrow. A man so hot so gorgeous legs weaken just looking at him. She has a family- a father who loves her, a sister who ? , and an Uncle. Then there are her friends, Cookie her trusted side kick, Angel the departed gang-banger, Mr Wong in the corner, the dead girl with the knife and Garret. Her dream job as a PI.
Oh, but not all is good in Charley land. Reyes escapes from prison, and gets her to help him. Pain, suffering and extreme torture, are part of the deal. She get bruised and battered down to often, does everyone have to damage her ? It's not all physical- Someone is going to die, someone she cares about, and it's partially her fault. Her trusts will be betrayed and her future with Reyes is in doubt. She drinks copious amounts of coffee staying awake for days, because sleep is not restful. Broken from the inside out it is a painful ride.
Charley never forget her humor, even in the darkest moments she clamps onto it for her sanity. Being the Reaper is not a light hearted job, and she works hard to keep balance. In the end, this might just be the tip of the Iceberg, something terrible is on the horizon.
Wow, so much happened to Charley in this book. It really is hard to watch, betrayed by the ones you love.Is there anything worse ? My heart hurt for her character. It ended with a cliffhanger light. The next books looks like it will be another whirlwind like this one.
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  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
This was good & suspenseful.... Charley is the Grim Reaper who happens to be in love w/ Reyes who happens to be the son of Satan......

He is the key to Apocalypse and she is the one who ferries stuck souls back across the light (such a perfect pair).

She is after the man who abused Reyes as a child (who faked his own death), as well as psychopathic Doctor who has severely hurt & murdered the friends & family of those women who sought freedom from their relationships with him.....

There are ghosts, bikers, bag guys, tails..... Very much action.... ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
Still a fun read! Poor girl, I hope she has good health insurance! ( )
  bouldermimi | Jan 13, 2016 |
4.5/5
I think Darynda Jones' books get better and better with each new one. They definitely get darker and much more gripping even if Charley Davidson started as light urban fantasy series.

Sure, there is still lots of laughter, but the stakes are higher and a lot of people close to Charley get hurt.

This time Charley tries to find a woman who disappeared from the household of an abusive husband while at the same time chasing the traces of Reyes' stepfather.

She is having a hard time concentrating from a lack of sleep. Since she bound Reyes to her, he torments her dreams and she can't rest, so our girl prefers to stay awake with copius amount of coffee which would burn through an average human's stomach lining easily. It's good that Charley is not an average human, right?

Reyes continues telling her that she is much more than she thinks and it's time she learned to use her powers, but Charley doesn't know how. As a result she is pushed to her limits physically and psychologically when everything she believed was true collapses under pressure.

My heart always goes to Charley, but the ending of book #3 is especially heartbreaking and I can not wait to find out what twisted, gut wrenching story Darynda Jones prepared for us in the next installment of this series. Very much recommended to all fans of urban fantasy. Fabulous series! ( )
  kara-karina | Nov 20, 2015 |
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“. . . despite a few slight disappointments, Third Grave Dead Ahead is still incredibly enjoyable and as entertaining as always. Charley is still on top of her game. Reyes is still as sexy and smoking hot as ever, and Darynda Jones still keeps you coming back and begging for more.”

 

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"Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back! And she's drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the parthuman, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hellbent on murder when the devil's son just won't give up?"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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