dinsdag 17 mei 2016

Darynda Jones - Eight grave after dark

The eighth book in the Charley Davidson series, published May 19, 2015
Genre: urban fantasy
Cover: blue

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Sometimes I wonder if the purpose of my life is to serve as a cautionary tale to others.

Charley Davidson has enough going on without having to worry about twelve hellhounds hot on her trail. She is, after all, incredibly pregnant and feeling like she could pop at any moment. But, just her luck, twelve deadly beasts from hell have chosen this time to escape onto our plane, and they've made Charley their target. And so she takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can't get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent.
Of course, if hellhounds aren't enough, Charley also has a new case to hold her attention: the decades-old murder of a newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows of the convent.
Add to that the still unsolved murder of her father, the strange behavior of her husband, and Charley's tendency to attract the, shall we say, undead, and she has her hands full...but also tied.

The more I read in this series, the better it gets. Charley is doing her best to survive her pregnancy and still solve cases. There is the wedding of her best friend and secretary Cookie to her favourite uncle first though, and Charley is the maid of honor.
Her stepmother is trying to make amends for treating Charley horribly all her life, and Charley wants nothing to do with it, even though her sister Gemma keeps pushing her about it. But her stepmother doesn't give up. And her father's ghost keeps appearing but never stays very long. Add to that the mystery of a closed room that none of them can open, and it is driving Charley nuts.

The book has more action than you might think of this description, and some unexpected appearances as well. Charley finally finds out who and what she is, but when her heart breaks, she can't deal with it anymore …

Awesome book, and I can't wait to dive into the next one, but that one is not yet out as paperback. Sigh.

10 stars.

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© 2016 Reviews by Aurian

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