Book Review: Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7)

Book Review

Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7)

Darynda Jones

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5 Stars – I love it!)

Romance, Comedy, Supernatural, Mystery

Darynda Jones does it again. No, I don’t mean in bed. I don’t know who she’s doing in bed, if anyone, or how many times she’s doing it. I mean with her book, Seventh Grave and No Body. It’s another great Charley Davidson outting.

It’s got sex, drugs and rock and roll. Ok, maybe no drugs. And maybe not the rock and roll either. But there’s sex. Much more of it now. If you like that sort of thing. And yes, of course you do. But there’s also more coffee, sadly, it’s decaf, and we feel Charlotte’s pain. The sacrifices we make for motherhood. Well, not me. I’m a dude. Ha! Suck on that, girls. I can drink all the coffee I want while you’re carrying the mini me. Maybe even Irish it up a little.

No, I dislike whisky. Maybe I’ll caribbean it up. With rum. Yeah, better. It’s good to be me.

Not really sure what the title’s all about. There’s bodies galore. Oh, maybe it was about the…yeah. Exactly. You’ll figure it out. And is it just me or are the book covers totally cute? I love skulls. Especially mine. I’d hate to lose it. I think I’m also going to get mine covered in diamonds when I die. Then women will hoard it and fight over it. Probably a lot more than they fight over me now. Damn shallow, diamond-wanting women.

So, in book seven, Charley is still kicking ass. There’s a bun in the oven now, and I mean that metaphorically, because Charley can’t actually cook. The hounds of hell arrive and make a bloody splash. The series feels like it’s becoming a lot mroe about the supernatural now and less about the detecting side of things. But there’s still some good old-fashioned detecting going on. Totally didn’t see the main villain coming in this one. Except in retrospect, then you’re like, wow, I should have totally seen that coming. Although, not really, because I don’t know if all the clues were really there until the end. So I refuse to feel stupid, just this once.

Why do I keep reading these novels? The humour. It’s all about the sassy, wise-cracking, face-palming, dead-panning, ‘glorious’ sense of humour that fills each and every paragraph. I have no idea how she does it. It must have taken so much effort and imagination and smart-assness to do this for seven straight novels. And there are still five more to come!

So…big question. Is Charley gonna die and be replaced by her daughter in the series? I could totally see that. But Reyes will die first. That’ll set it up. Charley will be all fire and revengy at the loss of her true love and then she’ll die to, probably saving her daughter so her daughter can save the world. Hmm. Is Darynda that cold? Would she do that to her readers? Would she break that many hearts? You have to admit, fans would go crazy. And it would be a chance to reboot the series. Am I prophisizing? Has it already been done in the five books to come? Am I giving Darynda horrible ideas that are going to make people hate me in the future? I hope not. Unles they punish me by buying lots and lots of copies of my books and trying to drown me in movie deals. That would just be the worst, right?

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