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Saturday, August 3, 2013
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones
Taking on the case of a woman being stalked, Charlotte Jean ‘Charley’ Davidson has her hands full and that’s saying a lot since she’s the grim reaper.
Narrator Lorelei King gives voice to Charley and the eclectic group of characters in this amusing tale, FOURTH GRAVE BENEATH MY FEET. Her timing and mannerisms add depth to the author’s words. Her interruption of the wit and bantering among the characters holds the listener captivate. She brings the characters to life with a flare.
Two months after being held hostage and tortured, Charley is slowly beginning to set foot outside her apartment. Her first case is a young woman who says someone has been stalking her most of her life. Just about everyone connected to the woman, however, says she’s disturbed and only wants her father’s attention. Charley suspects otherwise and begins to dig deeper.
Meanwhile, Charley realizes she knows the ‘Gentlemen Bandits’ that have been robbing banks. In addition, she’s trying to deal with her attraction to the sexy son of Satan, Reyes Farrow. And, oh yeah, fight off human-possessing demons that want to kill her and take over the world.
Her receptionist/best friend Cookie is busy returning an apartment-full of products Charley bought from home shopping shows during her two months of recovery.
Author Darynda Jones continues this wacky series by giving Charley very real issues to deal with as a result of her being tortured. While Jones skillfully combines paranormal with realistic problems, she adds a good dose of humor to balance the story. In addition, she sprinkles in steamy romance between Charley and Reyes to spice up the story.
FOURTH GRAVE BENEATH MY FEET is action-packed with suspense and mystery. Jones has a knack for twists and turns along the way that will bring surprises at the end. This is the fourth installment in the Charley Davidson series and really should be read or listened to in order for the best reading pleasure.
Stalkers, ghosts, bank robbers, and demons keep Charley busy in this zany tale of how the grim reaper handles everyday life. It’s a laugh-out-loud story mixed with sizzling romance and suspense.
Author Darynda Jones’ website is http://www.daryndajones.com/ Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones, Charley Davidson Series, Performed by Lorelei King, Macmillan Audio, @2012, ISBN: 978-1427225948, Unabridged, 9 Discs, Listening Time: 10 Hours 5 Minutes
FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. Thanks for stopping by today. Can you tell I like this series? :) It’s a fun one, give it a try.
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