Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson #8)
Author: Darynda Jones
Synopsis: 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.
Source: Gifted (in English) – HAUL
This book tells the story of a girl, Janey Doerr, who wakes up in Sleepy Hollow and doesn’t remember anything about her past. This book is a part of a series, however, you can read it as a standalone. For the series readers, it’ll feel nostalgic, it feels like the first book.
This book’s writing is great. It’s really nice to see Charley clueless again, it made me feel almost nostalgic. Also, I have always loved Charley’s detective work. Also, this book’s romance is wholesome and heart breaking, it’ll make you want to read more and more. I think the romantic sub plot will be a lot more enjoyable if you’ve read the series, if you don’t it’ll feel like insta-love.
Story wise, it has some twists and turns. Even though I was able to predict some, it doesn’t make the book bad, it’s the journey that matters (in this very particular case) — Keep in mind that I have been reading this series for a long time, it’s one oh those “it’s trash that I’m trash for” series.
Character wise, the old gang’s back! We get to see Reyes, Osh, Cookie and everyone else trying their hardest to adapt to this new reality, which is quite entertaining.
Overall, this is a book that’s plain dumb fun. I really liked it but, as I’ve stated before, it isn’t the right book for everyone.
Rating: 5 stars
“There, written in French, were the words Je t’ai aimée pendant mille et un. –R. I stilled. Read it again. And again. Je t’ai aimée pendant mille et un. –R. I’ve loved you for a thousand and one. –R.”
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