Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones
Publisher: Saint Martin’s Press
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Kindle Edition: 321 Pages
kindle Edition Price: $7.99 USD
Hardback Edition: 320 Pages
Hardback Edition Price: $25.96 USD
Paperback Edition: 320 Pages
Paperback Edition Price: $8.51 USD
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
About the Book
When Charley Davidson and Cookie (her best friend/receptionist) have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. A friend of Cookie’s named Mimi disappeared five days earlier. This friend then sends Cookie a cryptic message telling them to meet her at a nearby coffee shop. The coffee is brewing, but Mimi’s still missing. There is, however, a clue left on the bathroom wall: a woman’s name, scribbled by Mimi. Mimi’s husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.
Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Can she keep those she loves out of harm’s way? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel her as she does?
About the Program
Winner of the 2009 Golden Heart® for Best Paranormal Romance for her manuscript First Grave On The Right, DARYNDA JONES can’t remember a time when she wasn’t putting pen to paper. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, aka the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.
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Usually I don’t read strange story’s like this, where the grim reaper is a private detective who solves cases. It kind of reminds me of that show, “Grim.” In good news though and less criticizing, I enjoyed the story. It was strange with everything going on, but you never good confused about what was happening at that moment.
The story and book was structured well, there was not even a time where you got confused about who was talking. I have several more books to read before I am fully caught up to her recent book.