January 3, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones
Book Nine in Charley Davidson Series
Publisher : St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date : January 12th 2016
Source : eArc from Netgalley
Rating : 4 Hearts
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she’s more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.
But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her—even from her new and trusted friends—the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn’t help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she’s lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.
I loved Charley Davidson since the first book and I liked the relation between all the characters. In this one, Charley didn’t remember her past and it’s weird to see her weak. She didn’t interact much with Reyes, Bob, Osh and Garett, a lot more with Cookie.
I missed the sarcastic Charley, I wanted to see her strong and she is but less than when she’s remember her life. It was nice to see her interact with Reyes, like the first day.
The story is nice, we are learning a little more thing about Charley and I think that it was a compulsory stage to cross in the story to develop the characters.
There is always so much humor as in the other volumes even if the human heat of the book is not the same. Charley is not any more her even and it is what missed me in this book. Reyes is always faithful to him even but we feel that he wants to find his wife. Cookie stays as usual, the best friend of Charley and Uncle Bob is always so important in Charley’s life even if she does not realize it.
I spent a good moment with this book even if I find that it’s the least good of the series at the moment. But to write nine volumes and to be always at the top it’s a little bit hard, thus Darynda Jones is quite forgiven.
I won’t write a huge review because the thing is if you loved Charley Davidson as much as I am, you will read this book and forged your own opinion.
I’m impatient to read the next book and find Charley and Reyes at their best behavior.
About the author
NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.