Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #4
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
In Darynda Jones's Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane. The more they refute the woman’s story, the more Charley believes it.
In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, has been cleared of all charges. He is out of prison and out of Charley’s life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved. Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans.
Charley, Charley, Charley … you are always a joy. Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet is yet another wonderful installment of the Charley Davidson series. I have read the past couple of the books fairly close together and worried that I might start getting tired of the series, but no, quite the opposite. After I finish one book, I compulsively grab for the next, not getting enough.
Poor Charley was really put through the wringer in the last book, and now she’s suffering from PTSD. The woman refused to leave her apartment for two months, becoming a home shopping hoarder. When a woman comes to Charley needing help, she decides to put her big girl panties on and take the case. I really enjoyed this one and was completely blindsided with its outcome. Major props to Darynda for that.
My favorite bikers are back, too, and of course, Charley has to get herself in the thick of their shenanigans. I absolutely love the relationship Charley has with these guys, especially Donovan. She knows what she’s dealing with and doesn’t over think it. If she wants to kiss a dude, then she does; no need for all that angst bullcrap. Just another thing on the list of why I love Charley.
In Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, Charley discovers a lot more about what exactly she is and can do, thanks to the Reyes. There’s actually much more to it than I had expected, which I found very interesting. I also enjoyed getting to know Reyes a little more, even though the guy still hasn’t completely won me over. I know it’s mostly just my taste in guys holding me back, though. However, I am so looking forward to more of Charley and Reyes together, especially after that ending.
I’m so happy that this series continues to be so entertaining, with a heroine that I absolutely love. They’re the type of books I dread reading in public because I know people look at me funny when I crack up. I wouldn’t have it any other way, though!
Charley Davidson Series
First Grave on the Right (#1): Review | Goodreads | Amazon
For I Have Sinned (#1.5): Goodreads | Amazon
Second Grave on the Left (#2): Review | Goodreads | Amazon
Third Grave Dead Ahead (#3): Review | Goodreads | Amazon