Book Review: Fifth Grave Past the Light


veronica | I know, I know. Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones is a fluff book, but once in a while I like to lose myself in something I know is just pure and unadulterated FUN. Darynda Jones never fails to entertain me with Charley Davidson’s quirky adventures. This is the fifth installment in the series and I can honestly say that I eagerly read and devour each and every one. And you know what? I am not ashamed.

Charley is a grim reaper, meaning she has been able to see dead people since her birth. Being of her kind, she was also born with the ability to speak and understand every language that ever was. How awesomely handy is that? She’s also a private detective that helps her uncle on the Albuquerque Police Force to solve crimes while guiding lost souls to the other side.

But what would a fun novel be without a sexy cohort? That’s where the son of Satan, Reyes Farrow comes in. Things get complicated when Reyes is her prime suspect in an arson case and dead women appear in her apartment, each dazed, confused and very obviously murdered.  

One of the main reasons I enjoy this series so much is Jones’ writing style, it’s completely tongue in cheek and the way each and every character plays off each other is completely enjoyable and a great way to spend a few hours.


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