Books from the Backlog #259

Posted March 30, 2023 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 12 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #259Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones
Narrator: Lorelei King
Series: Charley Davidson #5
Published by Macmillan Audio, St. Martin's Press on July 9, 2013
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Length: 8 hours 51 minutes
Pages: 339
Format: Audiobook, Hardcover
Source: Purchased, Library
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Never underestimate the power of a woman

on a double espresso with a mocha latte chaser high.


Charley Davidson isn't your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper. She's more of a paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire. However, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. To further complicate matters, Reyes is her main suspect in an arson case. Charley has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth...but then dead women start appearing in her apartment, one after another, each lost, confused, and terrified beyond reason. When it becomes apparent that her own sister, Gemma, is the serial killer's next target Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes' help. Arsonist or not, he's the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return. Charley. All of her, body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she is willing to pay.

Charley Davidson is at it again in Fifth Grave Past the Light, the sexy, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling series by Darynda Jones.

Why did I add Fifth Grave Past the Light to my bookshelf?

I bought most of the books in this series quite a few years ago. According to Amazon, I bought this book in 2015 but I am ready to read it now. I have read the first four books and have reached the point in the series where I am eager to dive into the next book. I am crossing my fingers that this book will be just as entertaining as the first four.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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12 responses to “Books from the Backlog #259

  1. Ooh nice one! I can say the series continues to be a delight! I loved this series! I still need to read some of the novella spinoffs Darynda wrote. I waited until the trilogy she wrote under 1001 Nights was finished. Although I do miss the look of the original covers, the first 4 had Charley on it, then they suddenly went in this direction and I was just meh over it. Luckily, it’s the story and not the cover that matters! Lol. Happy Reading!

  2. Fingers crossed this turns out to be another fun one in this series. I read the second book and really enjoyed it.

  3. You know I promised myself that I would read/listen to this series, ah yet that never happened. It’s still on my list, yes that list that goes twice around the world LOL

  4. I love this author but have only read the first book of this particular series. I need to pick up the other books. I hope you enjoy this as much as you have the past 4 books!