Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) by Darynda Jones

Third Grave Dead AheadSynopsis:

Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back! And she’s drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hell-bent on murder when the devil’s son just won’t give up?

My thoughts:

This book had a lot going on again. I don’t even know where to start. A lot of different storylines come into one as the overall progress of the story continues nicely and we learn more and more.

Some rather shocking news about Earl Walker come to light as Charley helps Reyes out with a mission. Of course he took her at knife point but she still helps her out. But at a very high price to pay for her.

While I really like and adore Charley I feel like her character is stuck somehow. Being the third book in the series I would have hoped for a bit more character growth for her. She went and is going through a lot but it seems like it is just bouncing off her. She is the same funny, loving and smart Charley we meet in the first book and that seems a little odd considering.

We learn more about the upcoming war ahead and Charley yet has to discover her other powers. She also makes some new friends in this book.

Some things I saw coming other not at all. And some I thought would happen totally did not happen. This book again held me captive till the last page and kept me guessing on what is going to happen next. It was also a roller coaster of emotion form funny to sad but also excited and scared.

Reyes was bit different in this book and I’m not sure I liked him, while I saw his point I think he could have done things different, but then again he is the son of Satan and we shouldn’t expect to much sunshine form him.

Of course I’m still a fan of Cookie, though she seems more and more like Charley. But that tends to happen to best friends.

Garrett, he is quickly turning into one of my favorite, his top five list to never say to a reaper about killed me. It was too funny.

Her Uncle Bob always has her back and I love that, can’t say the same about her dad though. While I could see his point of view I really was angry at him.

I really can’t wait to find out what and if there is more to Mr. Wong.

For the next book I hope we finally get some answerers as to what her powers are and maybe a little bit of character growth for Charley.

While I loved this book just as much as the others I can’t rate it at 4★ because of the lack of character growth for Charley in my opinion and rate it at 3 ½★ instead.

Some of my favorite quotes:

“Have you slept yet?’

‘Sure. I took a power nap on the way over.’

‘Didn’t you drive there?’

‘Yeah. Other drivers kept waking me up. Car horns should be illegal.’


“In a moment of sheer terror, I realized I couldn’t feel my brain. It was there just a minute ago. Maybe I really was dead. “Do I look dead to you?”


“Your life flashing before your eyes? Was it a bit disappointing ? Because when that happens to me-“


“You totally need to watch the news.”



“It’s too depressing.”

“Right, because hanging with dead people isn’t.”


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