Early Review – Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5) by Darynda Jones

Posted June 13, 2013 by Bonnie in Adult, Book Reviews, Early Review, Read in 2013 / 5 Comments

I received this book free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Early Review – Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5) by Darynda JonesFifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #5
Published by St. Martin's Press on July 9th 2013
Pages: 339
Genres: Diiiirrrrrrttyyy, Ghosties, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Format: ARC
Source: the Publisher

Also by this author: First Grave on the Right, For I Have Sinned, Second Grave on the Left


Charley Davidson isn't your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper. She's more of a paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire. However, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. To further complicate matters, Reyes is her main suspect in an arson case. Charley has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth...but then dead women start appearing in her apartment, one after another, each lost, confused, and terrified beyond reason. When it becomes apparent that her own sister, Gemma is the serial killer's next target, Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes's help. Arsonist or not, he's 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 is willing to pay.

Charley Davidson is at it again in the sexy, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny fifth installment of the New York Times best selling series.

Charley Davidson series

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1) {Purchase}
For I Have Sinned (Charley Davidson #1.5) {Free!}
Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson #2) {Purchase}
Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) {Purchase}
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson #4) {Purchase}

The dead guy at the end of the bar kept trying to buy me a drink. Which figured. No one else was even taking a second look and I’d dressed to the nines.’

Charley Davidson is, as usual, up to her elbows in work and she’s the only one equipped to handle it. Her apartment has suddenly been taken over by a few dozen ghostly blonde women who show no interest in passing, she almost gets shot after she enlists Cookie to help her in a recent PI case and add to that the ever-distracting Reyes is an arson suspect and he’s officially moved in right next door to her.

“My dad put himself through college by setting up cons and selling moonshine. He was a pretty famous moonshiner, actually.”

“My dad’s pretty famous too.” We all turned to stare at Reyes.

This series never disappoints and has gotten better and better with each installment. Charley Davidson is one of my all-time favorite female leads: she’s hilarious and snarky and totally badass but not in excess. And if Charley is one of my favorite female leads, Reyes definitely earns a spot on my favorite male leads. Fair warning, the steamy is in abundance in this installment! And oh my GOSH that ending! Not quite a cliffhanger but definitely leaves a smile on your face and makes you infinitely anxious for the next book.

“No, your other – Fuck, how many boyfriend’s do you have?”

“Including Herman, the maintenance guy at the Jug ‘N Chug who talks to celery?” If I didn’t know better, I could’ve sworn Reyes ground his teeth. I couldn’t blame him. I mean, who talks to celery in this day and age?

Fifth Grave Past the Light really begins to branch out as far as possibilities for future installments… and let me tell ya, I like the looks of it. This installment really spoke of the future development, the purpose and the potential of Charley Davidson. Darynda Jones has been slowly maturing and expanding on Charley’s character taking her past the snarky girl that we’ve all grown to love and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing where she continues to take it. This series is a highly entertaining and sexy supernatural mystery that is incredibly easy to fall in love with.

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5 responses to “Early Review – Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5) by Darynda Jones

  1. I love how this series is still going strong for you Bonnie, Maja absolutely loves this series too, so I know that I really should give this series a try already. Charley sounds like a wonderful character! Fab review!
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  2. Heidi

    Yeah! So happy you loved this. I am itching to get to mine. I have it coming up soon and it is killing me not to tear into it now. I
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  3. I didn't read too much of this review because I'm only up to book three in this series. I enjoyed the first two books and they had me laughing but I wasn't wowed by them. It's nice to hear the series just get better. I'll have to order up the next audio book. Great review, Bonnie. 🙂
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  4. […] First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) {Purchase – My Review} Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) {Purchase} Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3) {Purchase} For I Have Sinned (Charley Davidson, #3.5) {Free Online Read – My Review} Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson #4) {Purchase – My Review} Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5) {Purchase – My Review} […]

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