Narrator: Lorelei King
Series: Charley Davidson #4
Published by St. Martin's Press on October 30, 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
In Darynda Jones's Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane. The more they refute the woman’s story, the more Charley believes it.
In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, has been cleared of all charges. He is out of prison and out of Charley’s life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved. Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans.
You know, it must be really hard to come up with cover blurbs. I’ve been noticing that the blurbs aren’t really encompassing the excitement I feel in these books, and I think if I didn’t know better, they may not entice me to read them. It is hard to do the book justice without spoilers, though, so I understand.
Anywho, I thought I knew how to take a self-pity trip. I’m not anywhere CLOSE to the extremes Charley goes to. Granted after all she went through in book three, she certainly deserves the time off. I laughed out loud at Charley’s coping mechanisms and Cookie’s approach to helping her find new ways to channel it.
Charley is pulled out of her shell by a woman who claims someone is trying to kill her. All of her questioning points to her client being crazy, but Charley knows better. That’s what makes her a good PI.
Now, it may look like there is a little competition for Mr. Farrow. I think a hot biker might be testing the waters. How does one end up macking on a biker in an insane asylum?
Seriously, this series just keeps getting better and better. The sexual tension is getting thicker between Charley and Reyes, and possibly Cookie and Ubie? I’m still curious about Donovan and the rest of the bikers. So much excitement, danger, adrenaline and let’s not forget lust just makes Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet a MUST read. Oh I have to leave off with my favorite quote from this book:
[quote]“Amber, you could never embarrass me.”
“Never?” she asked.
“One time, I yelled across the store to Mom and asked her if she wanted the regular or the super-absorbent tampons. I added that, according to the box, the super-absorbent were for those heavy days. Then I asked her to rate her heaviness on a scale of one to ten.”
“Okay, you could.”
“Then while we were standing in line, I asked her why she was buying three boxes of Summer’s Eve in the middle of winter.”
I set her at arm’s length. “Wow.”
“I know, right? I had no idea a person could turn so red.”
― Darynda Jones, Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet[/quote]
Read: For Fun
Challenge: 2013 Audiobook Challenge