Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones
Narrator: Lorelei King
Length: 9 hrs
Date Read: May 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.Charley’s been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life….
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Series: Charley Davidson #8
Also by this author: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, Fifth Grave Past the Light, Sixth Grave on the Edge, Seventh Grave and No Body, The Dirt on Ninth Grave br> br>
Also in this series: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, Fifth Grave Past the Light, Sixth Grave on the Edge, Seventh Grave and No Body, The Dirt on Ninth Grave
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating : 3.50
Story Rating : 3.00
Character Rating : 4. 00
Audio Rating : 5.00
First Thought when Finished: The end of Eighth Grave after Dark by Darynda Jones didn’t work for me on any level but the mystery/humor/characters I love still made this an enjoyable read.
Quick Thoughts: This is a hard book for me to rate and review. I am an ender and that end did not work for me. It introduced two troupes that I don’t care for at all (won’t give them away). That being said, the mystery was fun in this one. I loved getting to know more about certain characters. I liked the character arcs of some others coming more into the light. I loved the humor. I loved COOKIE (ok I always love Cookie but that is besides the point). In other words, I still really enjoyed listening to the book but I wanted to throw it across the room when done. How do you rate that? How do you review it? This was the best I could come up with!
Narrated By Lorelei King / Length: 9 hrs
If you don’t listen to these on audio then you are missing out. Seriously, hands down one of the best narrator/author duos out there!
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