Review: Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones

Posted May 22nd, 2017 in book review / 10 comments

Review: Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda JonesThird Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #3
Publisher: St. Martin's Press on January 31, 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Pages: 310
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-half-stars

Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back! And she's drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hellbent on murder when the devil's son just won't give up?

At A Glance


The Good

Another amazing book from Darynda Jones. I seriously love these characters so bad! Charley is still hilarious. Cookie is the perfect sidekick and bestie. Reyes is so naughty! Garrett, God, I about died with his storyline. So dark! Uncle Bob, always the solid person in Charley’s life. Charley’s dad, I am not liking him right now. Then we have some new characters. I am in love with the biker gang. They are hilarious and kind of scary so it makes it more fun! Even their dog is awesome.

Charley is trying to find the missing wife of a possessive doctor. Though that plotline was a bit predictable, I still had fun with it. Reyes is now stuck with his body, thanks to Charley, so he is torturing her by sexing her up in her dreams. How torturous! 😉 He is kind of a jerk but for some reason I just don’t care. Ugh, hot guys always get a pass.

We get some of our burning questions answered. Charley is slowly coming into her own, but still very slowly. I am excited for the next book.

The Bad

I wanted a little more focus on what’s happening with Charley (and Reyes) than on “normal” PI cases, but whatever. It was still good.

The Snuggly

Wow. WOW! Reyes, you are such a bad boy!

Final Thoughts

Read this book and series. Now. That is all.


“There is a great need for a sarcasm font.”  

“An integral part of any best friend’s job is to immediately clear your computer history if you die.”  

“If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is NOT for you. (BUMPER STICKER)”  

“How would you feel about us becoming plumbers? I have a nice crack.”

“At first, I could lie about my lack of sleep and she’d fall for it, but she started suspecting insomnia when I began seeing purple elephants in the air vents at the office. I knew I shouldn’t have asked her about them. I thought maybe she’d redecorated.”  

“Have you slept yet?’
‘Sure. I took a power nap on the way over.’
‘Didn’t you drive there?’
‘Yeah. Other drviers kept waking me up. Car horns should be illegal.”

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10 Responses to “Review: Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones”

  1. Braine

    Maybe this is the year I get to proceed with this series, I’m in a UF/slight romance kick so I have to take full advantage!

  2. Jaclyn Canada

    This is one of those series that I know I would love if I would ever just start it. I’ve never heard anything bad about it and it’s been on my to-read list for so long now. I’m glad you’re loving it! I know I need to get to it soon.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      There seriously is nothing bad about this series. You will love every minute of it.

  3. Melissa (My words and pages)

    I’m such a slacker. I still need to get to this series. lol.

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