Monday, January 18, 2016

The Dirt on Ninth Grave By Darynda Jones Review

four-half-stars

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.

So after the way the last book ended I couldn’t wait to get around to this one to see what was happening with Charley and the gang. We get into this one with Charley of course not remembering who she was and living a new life in a new town with a new job. I have to say I loved that everyone was still around to help Charley even though she had no real clue of who they were. The author did a good job of keeping all the secrets hidden form Charley but still moving the story along. I loved seeing her and Cookie interact with each other in a different way than the norm from them but still be best friends. I have to say in true Charley fashion she got herself involved in another mystery to solve and I wasn’t shocked by it at all. I liked that she made some new friends even though she had the ones that didn’t like her.

 

As the story continues and Reyes gets hired to work at the same diner as Charley I waited on the sparks to fly and of course they did. I loved seeing Charley realize how much she was attracted to and loved Reyes all over again. It was kinda cute watching their interactions play out. I think that while I enjoyed it all I felt like with all these people looking out for Charley someone should have caught on to some things earlier on and saved Charley from what almost happens to her. I loved that we got to see those God like powers at work though and I can’t wait to see where the next book takes us. I have to say I wasn’t shocked at all with that ending. I fully expected things would play out the way it  did and I have to say I’m not really disappointed as I know they will figure out a way to make it all right again.

Overall it was another great installment to this series that put my emotions through the wringer a few times. I can’t wait to see the God side of Charley and what damage she can really do. I know she is going to pull out all the stops to fulfill the promise she made so in the end she can get Beep back and enjoy her life with Reyes. I am hoping the next book we get way more action a lot earlier on.

four-half-stars

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