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?
I have been a fan of Darynda and the Charley Davidson series since the very first one and i’m happy to say that while there have been a few misses in the series, this one was a HIT!
We have Charley who sent her beloved to a hell dimension, at his request and couldn’t get him back. When he finally did emerge he had changed.
Murders started happening
Everyone was convinced her once rammed husband had turned back into the evil and manevlent God from whence he came
Everyone except Charley.
She refuses to believe that her husband, the father of her child is gone, lost to the evil God Rayzekeem.
Even though he’s acting as if he hates her, as well as he is tormenting others to find something, something he needs.
Mixed into this main story line is, as always, about three more things for Charley to solve. Murder, missing school supplies and a few conversations with THE MAN himself.
But what really sold me, as if i wasn’t before, was the ending! Man, Dayrnda knows how to pack a punch!
Charley’s story is far from over and I am loving it!