Fifth Grave Past The Light is the fantastic fifth instalment of Darynda Jones’ unmissable Charley Davidson series. Booklist have just given it an incredible starred review (below).
Fifth Grave Past The Light isn’t available until 9th July, so if you haven’t read the first fabulous four titles in the series, we suggest you get reading now!
Gutsy, wise-cracking PI has a highly unusual clientele that includes the dead as well as the living. Right now, in addition to her usual spectral guests, Charley’s apartment is filled with the ghosts of 20 blonde women, all of whom were brutally murdered by a serial killer. In fact, their deaths were so horrific they can’t speak to her—they just relive their murders over and over. Charley has other problems.
There’s the undead nurse who appears as a ghost, the naked spirit who has claimed the passenger seat in her Jeep, and the growing suspicion that Charley’s perfect crime-solving record involves more than good investigative skills. As for her love life, with incredibly handsome Reyes, the son of Satan, for a soulmate, you know that things are going to get hot.
From its unique premise to its wonderfully imaginative characters, Jones’ award-winning Charley Davidson mystery series, from First Grave on the Right (2011) onward to this fifth delectable installment, will continue to attract and delight a broad spectrum of readers.
— Shelley Mosley
Charley Davidson may not look like your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper, but she has vowed to reap grimness wherever she goes despite this unfortunate fact. Sadly, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. As he is the main suspect in her arson case, she has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth.
However, when dead women start appearing in her apartment - lost, confused and terrified beyond reason - Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes's help, especially when it becomes apparent that her own sister Gemma is the serial killer's next target. With his ability to observe incorporeally, surely he can find out who's responsible. And even if he can't, he is the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return: Charley. All of her - body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she might be willing to pay . . .