Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #11
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: January 24, 2017
A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, missing people, errant wives, philandering business owners, and oh yeah...demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead. In this eleventh installment, Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, maybe Charley can find a way to have her happily ever after after all.
Ah, Charley, you never let me down. Here we are, eleven books into the series, and I continuously fall in love with each one.
While it did feel a little more lowkey than some of the other books, there’s still a lot going on, including all of the great stuff we expect and love about it, like solving cases, coffee, humor, dead people, coffee, and some of the best characters! We keep getting some pretty big revelations with each book, and this time was no exception. It’s interesting and fun at times watching her adjust and learn, especially when Reyes gives her a good push. 😀
Speaking of Reyes … we get into solving the mystery of his background, and it’s kind of a crazy ride. Reyes tells Charley to drop it, but there’s a lot more at play and she can’t turn away from what she discovers. I’m really glad we get closure in this area though. And is it only me, or does anyone else picture Charley like the cat in the video when it comes to Reyes sometimes? I get the biggest kick out of it, and we all know he’s going to let her do whatever she wants anyway.
Anyway, I love this book! It’s another great installment in one of my favorite series. And I swear, I should be used to it by now, but dammit, Jones slayed me with that ending! I need the next book now!