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May 20, 2012

Book Review: Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) by Darynda Jones

Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #3
Release Date: January 31st 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Age: Adult
Charley Davidson—grim reaper extraordinaire, private investigator . . . meh—is practicing her profession under the influence, caffeine and copious amounts of it, due to an extreme desire to induce insomnia. Every time she closes her eyes, Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan, is there. Only thing is, he’s a tad peeved. She did bind him for all eternity, so it’s hard blame him. But 13 days without a wink is bound to bring out the crazy in a girl. So, when a man hires her to find his wife, Charley accepts the job with one goal in mind: Put the man behind bars, and not the wet kind. She can sense the guilt waft off him and vows to find the woman’s body and prove he’s a murderer.

In the meantime, Reyes is back in prison and none too happy about it . . . so Charley thinks, until she is carjacked by the dark-haired rake, who swears the very man he went to prison for killing is not only alive, but close by. And he wants Charley to find him.

While a visit to her old friend Rocket sheds no light on Reyes’s situation, Charley finds out the man’s wife is still alive and time is running out. Finding her before she dies would be a miracle, but she has to try. Together with the help of a fashion-impaired receptionist named Cookie, Charley sets out to bring the bad guys to justice. She just hopes Reyes is not one of them. And that she’s not hallucinating from her self-induced bout with insomnia.
It's difficult to say something different from a series you already said you love, but yes, I loved this book and the Charley Davidson series is one of my favorites!

This time I wasn't too crazy about Reyes Farrow, Charley's sexy and powerful 'boyfriend'. Actually, I think I disliked him. He was too rough and I can't believe he hurt Charley the way he did, I felt really bad for her. I don't know if in the next book he will redeem himself, but right now I don't think Charley should care about him. (too hard, maybe?)

But in this book there is much more information about Reyes' past and his human 'father'. It's very dark, darker than I thought. Also, there is a little bit of more info about other supernatural beings, and what's probably going to happen at Charley's future.

Overall, read the Charley Davidson series if you want to read something fun. Now I have to wait for the next book of the series, Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, which is going to be released October 30th 2012.


  1. I just picked up the first of these from the library, and I'm so excited to start reading them! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I've only actually read the first book in this series and I really enjoyed it ! :D
    Charley is hilarious! :D
    I can't wait to get back to the series.
    It's too bad you didn't like Reyes too much in this book. To be honest, I wasn't really a fan of his in the first book. I was more of a Garrett fan. :D
    Great review, Gaby :)