Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones

My first thoughts after spending the weekend with Charlie and the gang….. Amazing, hilarious, touching, sexy, heart breaking, surprising and loving. There are so many other words I can use to describe the latest book by Daryanda Jones, but let’s be honest- it would fill the page and then I would still have to write a review.

First of all the wit and humor is spot on. The humor takes you by surprise and had me laughing out loud. A few times it just sneaks up on you and you find yourself bursting with laughter. “I’d rather be in Virgina” – T-shirt worn by Reyes.

The family – We get to visit them all. Cookie & kid, Uncle Ubi and sister.
The cases – Really good! I was guessing right up until the end on one and was so taken aback when I realized I had forgotten about it. Great move Darynda.
Reyes – Dear God. BEST. REYES. CHEMISTRY. EVER. And lots of it.
Charlie – A.D.D. at its best. Funny and amazing.

This was my first in a very long time listening to a CD version of a book. I took it to the gym and was instantly lost in Charlie’s world. A great complement to the voice speaking to me.  I was done with my elliptical before I knew it. I was so lost in fact that I actually gave the machine an angry glance when I realized I had to stop listening and go home. Why was it interrupting my Charlie and Reyes time? Did it not know how long I had waited to get this book? Silly machine. I think I’ll name her Barbra.((winky face))

Truly Jones’ best book in the series. 5 AMAZING STARS


Release date: July 9, 2013

*Advanced reading audio copy received from St. Martin's Press publisher in exchange for an honest review.

From the cover……..

Charley Davidson may not look like your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper, but she has vowed to reap grimness wherever she goes despite this unfortunate fact. Sadly, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. As he is the main suspect in her arson case, she has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth.

However, when dead women start appearing in her apartment - lost, confused and terrified beyond reason - Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes's help, especially when it becomes apparent that her own sister Gemma is the serial killer's next target. With his ability to observe incorporeally, surely he can find out who's responsible. And even if he can't, he is 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 might be willing to pay.
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