Series: Charley Davidson #7
Date Published: October 21st 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery & Detective, Paranormal, Private Investigators, Women Sleuths
Audiobook Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Lorelei King
Description: Lead me not into temptation. Follow me instead! I know a shortcut!--T-shirt
Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out Charley Davidson's jugular and serve her body to Satan for dinner. So there's that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and as she retraces his last steps she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she's ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life. But all of that barely scratches the surface of her problems. Recent developments have forced her to become a responsible adult. To conquer such a monumental task, she's decided to start small. Really small. She gets a pet. But how can she save the world against the forces of evil when she can't even keep a goldfish alive?A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it. We're doomed.
So much happens plot-wise in this Seventh book that my Barbara and Betty White are still reeling. So let’s look at another list.
Top (However Many I Feel Like Sharing) Reasons to Read Seventh Grave and No Body:
- Charley gets even more badass, even more selfless, and can do some really freakin’ amazing things!
- “Beep” is already a cool character and she isn’t even, well, here yet.
- Another nail-biting ride with an important name on Rocket’s wall.
- Not shown on Rocket’s wall, but an unexpected and devastating loss of one of their own.
- The Dealer, who turns out to be an awesome side-kick. So much power in a young and handsome form.
- The ending, because we’ve been waiting to see if they’ll actually go through with it. A bit rushed, nothing fancy, exactly Charley’s style.
- Cookie’s daughter is turning into something quite amazing too. Does she have extra special perceptive talents? Hope we’ll find out soon.
- The hilarity continues with the banter, the funny chapter quotes, Charley naming everything, and now Cookie’s and Charley’s caffeine withdrawals.
- The Twelve are quite frightening and I’m very much looking forward to seeing how the prophecy plays out.
- All the side plots that intertwine throughout this installment.
- The audiobook is fantastic! Seriously, this narrator has become one of my faves.
- Artemis, because I want a ghost warrior puppy too.
There you have it. Twelve reasons for The Twelve? Ok next book, why aren’t you at the library yet?