As a Part-time PI and fulltime grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister’s hair before she wakes up? But, “How do I trap not one malevolent god, but three?” was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.
There’s just one problem. One of the three stole her heart a very long time ago. Can the Razer, a god of absolute death and destruction, change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiances lie with his brothers?
Those are just a few of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl running for her life, an innocent man who’s been charged with murder, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, and Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we’re saved. If not, well…
Audiobook, Unabridged Digital Audio
Published June 28th 2016 by Macmillan Audio
Four and a half stars: Another entertaining, yet informative installment.
Charley has her feet back on the ground again. She is back home and completely back in her own mind, well as much as she can be. Yet, she has a problem. She is hiding some big secrets from Reyes, and things don't feel quite right between them. She is worried about the god glass she carries in her pocket, and whether she will have to turn against the one she loves. Charley is also constantly worried about Beep, and she is determined to get her back one way or another. Plus, trouble always seems to follow Charley, and she soon finds herself immersed in not one, but two mysteries. Never a dull moment for reaper extraordinaire or Charley Davidson.
What I Liked:
- Sometimes when a series gets to the tenth installment, the same old antics don't work anymore, but I can honestly say, that is not the case with the Charley Davidson Series. I love the this series continues to be fresh, exciting and funny.
- This latest installment gives us more information toward the big picture, and I was stunned at some of the revelations. I am eager to see where things will go from here, I know to expect the unexpected when it comes to Charley and the gang.
- I always like that each book has a couple of side cases going along with the bigger story arc. This one had two interesting mysteries, one involves a runaway girl from a children's home where kids are inexplicably dying, and the other involves a murder where the prime suspect is likely innocent. I enjoyed following each of these side cases, and I was surprised at how they both played out.
- I love the humor in this series it blends perfectly with the more serious stuff, and I have to admit the thicker the plot gets, the nicer the humor is to soften it up.
- The audio version was outstanding as always. I prefer this series in audiobook format because I think that Lorelei King does a fantastic job. If you get a chance, try the audiobooks.
And The Not So Much:
- The biggest niggle I had with this book was I felt that there was way too much time spent on a misunderstanding/ miscommunication/ failure to communicate as far as the romance goes. I thought we were beyond that, and I hated that there was a big focus on it.
- I was left wondering how things worked out for the young woman Charley helped unexpectedly while solving her case.
- This one ends with another brutal cliffhanger. I was left mouth agape, wanting more right now.
The Curse of Tenth Grave was another exciting installment in a favorite long running series. I enjoyed the humor, the mystery and the revelations toward the larger picture, as well as the two smaller side mysteries. There is always plenty of laughs with a Charley Davidson book, and I don't know about you all, but I need more humor. Grab this series if you want something fun and entertaining.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for this review.