Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The Dirt on Ninth Grave
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.
It has been a long overdue while since I have read a book in this series. I can remember reading the first book and instantly falling in love with Charley. I thought this series was refreshing and I could not wait to read the next book in this series. A female reaper with an snarky attitude to boot...yes please.
Having not read several of the past books in this series, this book was fine but probably not the best showing of what makes this series so great. However I still enjoyed reading this book and revisiting with all of the characters like Cookie and the sexy, Reyes. Also, there was still humor and snarkiness to be found in this book. If anything reading this book has made me anxious to go back and read the other past books that I have missed.