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

Fifth Grave Past the LightSynopsis:

Never underestimate the power of a woman on a double espresso with a mocha latte chaser high.

– T-shirt

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.

My thoughts:

With this book I have difficulties writing a review. Not because I didn’t like it. No, I loved it but this book had sooooo much going on. So I’m having trouble putting everything down on paper or the screen however you want to see it.

Charley of course has her hands full with all kinds of stuff again in this book. She has a case as a PI, helps out the APD again and of course her Grim Reaper job is not letting her rest either.

Not only are her hands full but so is her apartment, and not with the living. No, her apartment is filled with dead people and it makes it difficult for her to work or even just being in her apartment until she resolves the issue.

All the dead people in her apartment actually was rather creepy and I would have not stepped a foot in there would I have been in her place.

Though not all is sunshine and laughs with Charley this book, we actually get to see a dark side of her, when it comes to Reyes and see how far she might go to protect him.

I like that Reyes now lives right next to her, it all seems so mundane 😉 Including him getting a job. Ha that was just the best and I really couldn’t have guessed that. I still have that hate-love things with Reyes and don’t think that will change soon. Though I do like him more and more, even though I still not really follow his thoughts sometimes. Like the whole Garrett thing. Why him and was it maybe a little jealousy?

But Garrett is just full of information this book and that was a nice thing. We get some answers but of course not enough and it keeps us guessing.

Cookie takes a gun class this book and we all thank her for that lol. 

I really liked all the new characters we getting to know and some are even have some supernatural powers like Charley.

The end was just great and I was soooo excited to get to the next book and I’m happy that I already bought it and won’t have to wait for it to come out.

Overall I loved this book. Again it was super suspenseful, full of action, creepy moments, humor and romance. All of it is nicely balanced.

I rate this book at 5 ★

Some of my favorite quotes:

“My phone pinged. It was a text from Cookie.

I’m not good at cocking guns.

Really? Did she not know me at all?

I texted her back.

You can do this. Learn the cock, Cookie.Know the cock.Be the cock.”

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“Whoever is in charge of making sure I don’t do stupid shit is fired.

—T-SHIRT”

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“What would you do if you were sent to hell?”

“Stop, drop, and roll?”

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“Freaking men. It didn’t matter what the problem was, they saw only three solutions to it: food, sex, war.”

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