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.
Jones's fast-paced ninth Charley Davidson novel (after 2015's Eighth Grave after Dark) alternates between the comical and the mystical. Charley, who's suffering from amnesia and is known as Janey, has been working as a waitress at the Firelight Grill in the Hudson River town of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Unaware of her paranormal powers, Charley is perplexed by her ability to see dead people and understand multiple languages. Charley attempts to see the humor in her everyday life even as she feels the otherworldly forces around her. Meanwhile, she's attracted to customer Reyes Farrow and seeks to solve the mystery of the disappearance of the family of Mr. Vandenberg, a nearby shop owner. Fortunately, Charley's unexplained supernatural abilities prove beneficial to her amateur sleuthing efforts. Charley's adventures build to an apocalyptic conclusion that uncovers the true meaning of her life.
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I love this series! Will always keep up with❤️
I absolutely love this series. Darynda Jones is an amazing author. I was hooked the moment I read the sample of the first book. When I read the excerpt I wasn't sure I would like all the paranormal activity. It sounded like it could be a bit grim, but it's not at all like that. It's more of a romantic comedy series. Can totally see this as a movie or better yet a Netflix series. Charlie and Reyes are a HOT couple. I love Charlie's quirkiness and her sense of humor. The whole crew (dead and alive) that surrounds Charlie are just so much fun and so loyal to Charlie even through her amnesia. I have read the entire series and every time I finish the latest book I feel so bummed, I wish it were longer. It's so good that you crave more and it's hard to start to another book because you know it won't compare to this series.
Love digging in Dirt!
WOW! Just WOW!
Bravo, Ms Jones for pulling us, your readers, deeper into "the grave" so to speak.....the danger infused life of Charley Davidson, aka Janey in Book 9 of the series.....I was uncertain, I was saddened, I was hopeful, and as I continued to turn page after page you allowed the reader to get "the dirt" under their nails....and be giddy about it.....fist pump happy about it!
And then there is Reyes Alexander Farrow! Lawd Gosh Almighty!
I need Book 10 NOW!