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Review: Curse of the Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones (@darynda)

 

Series: Charley Davidson, #10
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: June 28, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 353 pages

I have had the hardest time actually sitting down to write this review.  I have put it off multiple times, always finding some reason why I didn't have the time, energy or brain power to write it. Although I'm not exactly sure why. I mean, at first glance, this was another great story in the Charley Davidson series. Full of all the snarky Charlie and darkly sexy Reyes that we have all come to know and love.  And yet...

Yeah, there's that 'and yet'.  This is the book after Charley gets her memory back after giving up her child. After having her father cross over through her, compounding the trauma of his death.  This is the story that takes place after finding out more about Reyes origins and the true depth of the deceptions and manipulations that are happening.  Charley vacillates between her earlier persona where she was so uncertain of Reyes and where their relationship was heading, spending time brooding over him, and this new, harder persona where she is so seemingly casual about what amounts to torture to her friends and allies.

Overall this was a great book, though darker in it's theme. I don't think we are done seeing the lengths Charley will go to to get her daughter back. This book stayed with me and kept me thinking about more than the cheap laughs that it is know for. I gave this book 5 stars, for being an amazing read.

Netgalley and St. Martin's Press provided me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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…
    
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