Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson #4) by Darynda Jones

Fourth Grave Beneath My FeetSynopsis:

Welcome to the world of grim reaper extraordinaire Charley Davidson. Try as she might, there’s no avoiding her destiny.

Sometimes being the grim reaper really is, well, grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple of 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. It becomes clear something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane. But the more they refute the woman’s story, the more Charley believes it.

In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, 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 in this hilarious fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling series.

My thoughts:

Okay, last book I thought that Charley just seems always like nothing is really effecting her and things just bounce off her and that I would have liked a little more character growth for her. And we totally get that in this book and so much more.

This book was my absolute favorite in the series so far, but that can change of course as I get further along in the series.

This book was such a roller-coaster, it had everything going on, humor, grieve, action, and a lot of supernatural powers as well some pretty hot scenes. 

In this book Charley deals with everything that happened so far to her but mainly with the aftermath that Earl Walker left behind for her. She is pretty dramatized and deals by sitting at home and spending ALL her money on the home shopping network. But lucky for her she has friends and family, that and help her deal with her issues. After that while she is still dealing with her PTSD , she goes back to work and works on a case, all the while , the demons off hell are on her tail. 

This is the first book where we get a real glimpse of what her powers really can do. I don’t want to spoil it but I will say it is awesome and scary at the same time. With each book we seem to get to know a little bit more about Charley and her powers. I love that we just get it in pieces and have to wait and see sometimes, even when the suspense is killing me sometimes.

I also really love the way she brought her guardian Artemis into the story, and we actually get to see (read) Artemis in action … A LOT.

We also see the bikers again, which was great and funny, sweet and sexy all at the same time. I really hope we get to see some more later on.

Reyes, I love him, I hate him. There are moments that I really adore and love him and then he has one of his fits and I want to smack him. I kind of figured her would be the one to move there 😉 I can’t wait to see what will happen now with them. An almost normal life?? I don’t think so haha.

The outcome of the case she was working on really shocked me and I so didn’t see that coming at all. Well done Mrs. Jones

Overall I really loved this book; it was wicked suspenseful, funny, sad and packed full of action. I can’t wait to get to the next book and see what trouble Charley can get into next.

I rate this book 4 ½★

Some of my favorite quotes:

“There is a fine line between love and hate, or haven’t you heard? Sometimes it’s hard to decipher exactly which emotion is strongest.”

I raised my chin. “I don’t love you either.”

He lowered his head and watched me from underneath his dark lashes. “Are you certain? Because the emotion pouring out of you every time I’m near you is certainly not disinterest.”

“That doesn’t mean it’s love.”

“It could be, I promise you. Take off that sweater and give me ten minutes, and you’ll believe beyond a shadow of a doubt you’re in love.”


“…But he was a good landlord. When my heater stopped working in mid-December, it took him only two weeks to get it fixed. Of course, it took me knocking on his door in need of a warm place to sleep to get it that way, but one night on his sofa, where I’d suddenly developed night terrors and epilepsy, and that puppy was running like a Mercedes the next day. It was awesome.”


“Rocket,” I said, straightening in the chair. “Donovan was just helping me with my contacts.”

Donovan raised his brows humorously.

Rocket furrowed his. “Did you swallow them?”


“Dad!” I said, trying to get his attention. “It is so official you are a bad father. Good fathers do not shoot their daughters!”

I crossed my arms and brought out the big guns. “I am so telling Mom when I die.


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