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The Trouble with Twelfth Grave: A Novel (Charley Davidson Series) Hardcover – October 31, 2017
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Praise for The Grave!
“Sexy, sassy…Jones’s characters, both living and dead, are colorful and endearing.” ―The Associated Press on First Grave on the Right
“Jones perfectly balances humor and suspense…Will leave readers eager for her next installment.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Second Grave on the Left
“Charley continues to fascinate.” –Booklist on Third Grave Dead Ahead
“Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet continues to blend paranormal, romance, and mystery better than any other contemporary work out there.”―Heroes and Heartbreakers
“Jones has hit on the perfect recipe for a wisecracking, wickedly funny romp that is edged with truly chilling danger…sexy and mysterious.”―RT Book Reviews on Fifth Grave Past the Light
“Übertalented Jones keeps stirring the pot and throwing in crazy new developments, guaranteed to keep her characters and readers zanily off balance.” –RT Book Reviews on Sixth Grave on the Edge
“Seventh Grave and No Body is Charley ather finest!” –Fresh Fiction
“Crafty Jones shakes things up in a most diabolical way. As always, there is plenty of the weird and wacky, but there is also a heaping dose of high-stakes drama and poignancy. This is one fantastic read!” –RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars) on Eighth Grave After Dark
“[T]he romance delights. Jones continues to make her Grim Reaper into a layered, fascinating heroine.” –Booklist on The Dirt on Ninth Grave
“Charley has such an endearing personality that you can't help but love her. All the side charactersare just as magnetic and lively as Charley, making for an all-around good time.”–Fresh Fiction on The Curse of Tenth Grave
“Charley Davidson is back and she is better than ever! Darynda Jones thrills and excites readers with the eleventh book in the Charley Davidson series.” –Fresh Fiction on Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author DARYNDA JONES won a Golden Heart and a RITA for her manuscript First Grave on the Right. A born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.
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After the last book and the "WTF just happened" ending you expected this one to start out with fast action and a battle .... not this book, things have a way of settling into a nice routine while still staying with the overarching plot. She has some minor cases to solve, some murders to solve and let us not forget getting her husband back.
Fun to be had by all and I loved it but let me make it clear about the 4 instead of 5 Stars. While the little witty comments at the start of each chapter are worth the price of the book like this one :
"Coffee: A warm, delicious alternative to hating everyone forever"
but the story is interspersed with an overdose of silliness in the "naming", sometimes bordering on plain old stupid IMHO. I also tend to take a dim view of anything to do with politics or religion being placed in my entertainment but this is almost like using caricatures of familiar religious icons and while I was not really bothered I can see where many readers would be and I really thought the whole "God" thing could have been done better with clearly fictional characters.
Throw in what is becoming the usual "WTF just happened" ending and you have a great book, it leaves you not exactly a cliff hanger but very close since we have become accustomed to them in this series but I have heard several people say that since book 13 will be the last one they are going to wait and read them together, not a bad idea but I don't regret reading this one, it was fun but left me screaming for the next one.
At the end of Eleventh Grave when Reyes comes out of the God Glass hell-dimension, he frees all the souls who were wrongfully imprisoned there by an angry priest. The bad news: Reyes was changed, and not for the better. Charley wants to believe her Reyes, her husband, is still in there somewhere, but it looks as if Rey’azikeen is in charge now, and he is not happy about it (it’s okay, I lived through the first incarnation of Angelus on Buffy, I’ve totally got this).
Besides keeping her possibly-now-evil husband from being taken down by a host of Heavenly Angels, Charley also has to ponder what else may have gotten out of the God Glass. Then there’s someone (or something) on a killing spree in which Charley needs to assist Uncle Bob, her friend Pari is a possible suspect in a homicide, and Cookie’s daughter Amber needs Charley’s help in setting up her own P.I. business. All in a day’s work.
Darynda Jones really left us hanging at the end of the last book so I was excited to finally get the continuation and as Twelfth Grave marks the penultimate book in the series, I was ready for wherever she chose to take us.
Even as I write this review, I’m finding it difficult to pin down my feelings about it. On the one hand, it’s Charley. I thought the jokes and the beginning of the chapter memes, T-shirt sayings, bumper stickers, etc. were especially funny. The quick wit and dangerous situations in which Charley finds herself are all up to par with what we’ve seen before. So it was an enjoyable read for me. I was happy to be back with the characters in the world. I loved seeing Charley embrace her powers so effortlessly. And honestly, evil Reyes is nothing to scoff at.
On the other hand, besides the Reyes storyline, I felt like everything else was filler. Little did I know how the devious Ms. Jones would clutter the book full of so much, thereby using clever misdirection that leads us to a rather shocking ending I didn’t see coming. Not knowing the full consequences of the ending I feel like my feelings toward this book will remain in limbo until I can see where we’ve been led in the final book. So, yes, it’s a cliffhanger, not as dire as some I’ve read, but definitely makes one want to have that next book in hand now.
While Charley Davidson remains one of my favorite series, I felt like Twelfth Grave, minus that ending, was more of a slow build up for the last book. I love spending time with these characters, and I’ll be sad to see them go, but I look forward to seeing where things end up in comparison to where they started in First Grave on the Right.