Second Grave on the Left Review -- Darynda Jones

Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2)Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper Extraordinaire, is back in this sexy, suspenseful novel of supernatural shenanigans.

When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. But Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman’s name. Mimi’s husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.

Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do? Here is your signpost for the most hilarious read of the summer: Second Grave On The Left.

Before I start, I just want to say: Charley Davidson, you are a


Charley Davidson is up to her usual antics in Second Grave, and is dare I say even funnier in this installment than the last. I can pretty much guarantee witty, LMFAO humor on every page (at least, that's what it was like for me). She'll keep you up laughing for hours, and you won't be able to sleep!

The plot in Second Grave was better for me as well, the mystery more realistic and intense and the structure more coherent. I'm really regretting not waiting to read this series until the third book was out! (Hopefully I'll be able to score an ARC of Third Grave Dead Ahead.) The chapter headings had me cracking up as well, but I won't ruin any of the fun for you and tell you any. :) You'll just have to read it and find out for yourself!

As I promised Jones, I tried to find a sparkly, glittery, resplendent GIF to spice this review up, but sadly all I could find was the BA GIF above. Hopefully that'll compensate for my lack of good findings.

Second Grave was everything I wanted and more. I liked it even more than the first one. I personally can't wait for Third Grave Dead Ahead, because I know Darynda Jones will spice it up and make it even more irresistible than its two predecessors. Hopefully the wait for February won't be too hard on me!

Second Grave on the Left brings spunky heroine Charley Davidson back into the spotlight, and she's funnier than ever! Surrounded by a witty, charming and seductive supporting cast, Charley delivers good, old-fashioned humor that's sure to keep you reading late into the night! A must-read series.

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