Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

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Second in the Darynda Jones' award-winning paranormal series that's "hilarious and heartfelt, sexy and surprising." (J.R. Ward)
When Charley Davidson and Cookie (her best friend/receptionist) have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. A friend of Cookie's named Mimi disappeared five days earlier. This friend then sends Cookie a cryptic message telling them to meet her at a nearby coffee shop. The coffee is brewing, but Mimi's still missing. There is, however, a clue left on the bathroom wall: a woman's name, scribbled by Mimi. Mimi's husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.
Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He's left his body because he's being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can't let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they'll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let's just say it wouldn't be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Can she keep those she loves out of harm's way? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel her as she does?
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About Darynda Jones

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Winner of the 2009 Golden Heart for Best Paranormal Romance for her manuscript First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones can't remember a time when she wasn't putting pen to paper. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than twenty-five years and two beautiful sons, aka the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. Visit her Web site at www.daryndajones.com.
 
Published August 16, 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 318 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Private investigator Charley Davidson, otherwise known as the Grim Reaper, is woken in the middle of the night by her assistant Cookie, frantically explaining that her friend Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she received a text message to meet her at a coffee shop.

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Publishers Weekly

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Jones perfectly balances humor and suspense in her tight second paranormal thriller featuring grim reaper, PI, and "all-around badass" Charley Davidson (after First Grave on the Right).

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New York Journal of Books

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One thing is for certain, Charley is determined to save Reyes, and in doing so she finds the power Reyes spoke of—but using it may cost her everything she ever loved.

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All About Romance

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The three mysteries - what is happening with Charley's dad, Mimi's disappearance, and the ghost in the shower - are all handled really well.

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Open Book Society

Charley is back in the second installment of Darynda Jones’s Charley Davidson series, Second Grave on the Left.

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Nights and Weekends

Though the story isn’t as strong and well-balanced as I’d hoped it would be—and it’s missing some of the hilarious antics of the first book in the series—the quirky, irreverent characters alone still make Second Grave on the Left an enjoyable audiobook experience.

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Love Vampires

This time the supernatural stuff revolves around Reyes, previously revealed to be the Son of Satan, who has been protecting Charley from danger and demons her entire life with his incorporeal body (and powerful supernatural abilities.) Reyes is Charley’s love interest, but unlike in First Grav...

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Night Owl Suspense

Mimi's life is in danger and it is up to Charley and Cookie to piece together what happened in the past to protect Mimi in the present.

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