Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet

by Darynda Jones


Welcome to the world of grim reaper extraordinaire Charley Davidson. Try as she might, there’s no avoiding her destiny.

Sometimes being the grim reaper really is, well, grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple of months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above…or at least get dressed. It becomes clear something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane. But the more they refute the woman’s story, the more Charley believes it.

In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, is out of prison and out of Charley’s life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved.

Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans in this hilarious fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling series.

Charley Davidson has just survived a brutal attack from a psycho killer, been arrested by her father, and had her detective agency temporarily shut down. Not surprisingly, she has locked herself in her apartment and refuses to come out for anyone until a desperate young woman shows up at her door. A young woman who is sure someone is trying to kill her. A woman who everyone thinks is crazy.

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet does not have the crazy, carefree feel of the first three books in the Charley Davidson series. But that doesn’t mean it lacks the snark and pace that keeps me coming back. We just see Charley in a very vulnerable situation and it actually deeps her character for me. 

Charley is dealing by purchasing everything she can to cover the blood stains in her living room. She is hiding but still remains close with Cookie and we see her develop a wonderful relationship with her sister. I like that Charley is having to deal with demons, both literal and figurative, and that she struggles to pull herself out of a state of fear. 

The only negative point I have about the story is Charley’s relationship with her father. Both are constantly making knee-jerk reactions. Plus, we never get a clear explained behind her father’s decisions. But that’s it.

I definitely recommend Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet for anyone needing a fun paranormal mystery. Believe me when I say the ending is AWESOME! 

What mysteries are you reading?


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  1. Pingback: Fifth Grave Past the Light | sand between the pages

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