Image of Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson Series)


Image of Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson Series)

It’s been self-induced insomnia for PI/Grim Reaper Charley Davidson ever since she stopped Satan’s sexy son Reyes Farrow from sacrificing himself by binding him to his corporeal body. Jones kicks off the third chapter in her offbeat and snarky supernatural series with her heroine clearly not at the top of her game, leading to some wacky adventures. Rising star Jones does an excellent job of filling this tale with outlandish humor and drama. Charley is on a roll!

As an extremely pissed-off and prison-bound Reyes keeps popping up in Charley’s dreams, she’s drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake. This lack of sleep is clouding Charley’s judgment, so when she accepts a missing-person case, she is not firing on all thrusters. Things get even more complicated when Reyes carjacks Charley after he escapes from prison. Reyes claims that the man he went to prison for killing is in fact alive. In order to bring the bad guys to justice, Charley must deal with an ego-driven doctor, motorcycle gangs and a deadly killer — plus Reyes keeps going on about some upcoming supernatural war. (ST. MARTIN’S, Feb., 320 pp., $23.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith