Second Grave on the Left Review

May 4, 2015 Reviews 14 ★★★★

Second Grave on the Left ReviewSecond Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones
Series: Charlie Davidson #2
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Date Published: April 24th 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery & Detective, Paranormal, Private Investigators, Women Sleuths
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 326
Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Lorelei King
Rating: four-stars
Description: If you hang around with dead people, life can deliver a whole world of trouble. Take it from Charley Davidson, part-time P.I. and full-time Grim Reaper. The deceased find her very sparkly. Demons find her irresistible. And one entity in particular wants to seduce her in every way possible…When Charley and Cookie, her best friend slash receptionist, have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally.) has left his corporeal 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? Can she keep those she loves out of harm’s way? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel her as she does?  

Julie Review Avatar Julie’s Review:

I already said in my review of the first book how much I’m enjoying this sassy and strong heroine named Charlie Davidson aka grim reaper. Seriously, she’s kick ass and spunky and says the stupidest things sometimes and it cracks me up. I also love her friendship with her assistant/side-kick/BFF Cookie. And then there’s Reyes. He’s so… creepy-hot. He’s a bad-boy, but for realsies. I don’t know whether to swoon or to be terrified of him. So characters-wise, this book rocks it. Oh yea, and then there’s the rollercoaster plot and Charlie’s 14-billionth near-death experiences and then there’s the betrayals and the reconciliations and desperation and the new abilities and more. Like in book 1, Charlie has two major cases – one is for a client and one is more personal and something new to do with Reyes. I’m seeing a bit of a pattern that he’s going to keep causing trouble for her. I also am enjoying the sayings that start off each chapter. Ok time to start book 3, stat.

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Rating Report
Overall: 4

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14 Responses to “Second Grave on the Left Review”

  1. Suzi Q, The Book Dame

    I loved the first in this series and just recently picked up others on sale. Can’t wait to find time to dig back in. I would love to clear enough time to read them one right after another.

  2. Bookworm Brandee

    Creepy-hot? Interesting description, Julie. 😉 This is a series I’ve been dying to start. (Not dead yet…) I do believe I’ll get it off my shelf soon though. 🙂 I’m glad you’re enjoying all things Charley!
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    • Julie

      Well, he creeps me out, but is very hot. So yes lol. Hope you get to it on your shelves soon 🙂

  3. Ramona

    Well, yum. There’s nothing better than a well-written bad boy, is there? Particularly if his counterpart is a strong, smart lady 🙂 I so love the sound of this, Julie, great review 🙂
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    • Julie

      The ultimate bad boy, I mean he is the Son of Satan. Doesn’t get any more bad boy than that, huh?

  4. Karie {Girl Going Country}

    Yeah…you totally make me want to read this series! I have the first book – but since I’m working my way through the Sookie Stackhouse series, I’m not sure I’m up for keeping two sassy women apart at the same time. LOL So may have to wait until I’m done with Sookie…or when I’m ready for a break.
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    • Julie

      Good idea Karie 🙂 This series is so well written so it might ruin you for going back to Sookie haha. I’m on a really long break from Sookie though it did start getting better for me before I took the break. Maybe I need to return to those, if I can get the audios from the library or something.

      • Karie {Girl Going Country}

        I’m on the 6th one…if Audible books were lendable I’d be willing to share! 🙂 I’m enjoying the light, fluffiness of them so think I’ll stick with these for a while.
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        • Julie

          Is that the tiger one? That’s the last one I remember reading. I liked tiger dude.

          • Karie {Girl Going Country}

            Yes! (Quinn) How do you remember that? LOL I have another friend who read the whole series – and when I say “I’m on book # whatever” she ALWAYS knows which one I’m talking about without looking it up.
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          • Julie

            I just remember being halfway through the series heh.

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