Mar 162015
 
Review: Sixth Grave on the EdgeSixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson #6) by Darynda Jones
Published by St. Martin's Press on May 20, 2014
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Hardcover from Library
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Few things in life can come between a grim reaper and her coffee, but the sexy, sultry son of Satan is one of them. Now that Reyes Farrow has asked for her hand, Charley Davidson feels it's time to learn more about his past, but Reyes is reluctant to open up. When the official FBI file of his childhood abduction lands in her lap, Charley decides to go behind her mysterious beau’s back and conduct her own investigation. Because what could go wrong?

Unfortunately, another case has fallen into her lap—one with dangerous implications. Some very insistent men want Charley to hunt down a witness who is scheduled to testify against their boss, a major player in the local crime syndicate. If Charley doesn't come up with an address in 48 hours, the people closest to her will start to disappear.

Add to that a desperate man in search of the soul he lost in a card game, a dogged mother determined to find the ghost of her son, and a beautiful, young Deaf boy haunted by his new ability to see the departed as clearly as he sees the living, and Charley has her hands full. The fact that Reyes has caught on to her latest venture only adds fuel to the inferno that he is. Good thing for Charley she's used to multi-tasking and always up for a challenge…especially when that challenge comes in the form of Reyes Farrow.

I feel really torn about this book. I love this series, but this wasn’t my favourite book. It felt a little forced in the beginning, and a bit scattered. It did pull together in the end, and there were lots of highly amusing bits, but I didn’t have the same love for the book as I did for previous installments.

There was a very notable exception to this: Angel’s story. We finally get to learn more about his back story, and it was heartbreaking. There was one scene that was just so emotional. It was beautiful.

There were lots of twists and turns and partial reveals about what is coming next, so I’m excited to see where everything goes, even if this particular book wasn’t my favourite. It still had its moments, funny and emotional, and I still giggle when I think about the missing wall scene. It’s so representative of the series humour. I can’t wait to read the next book.

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