Warning: Major Cliffhanger (What. The. Fuck.)
If one door closes and another one opens,
your house is probably haunted.
As a Part-time PI and fulltime grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister’s hair before she wakes up? But, “How do I trap not one malevolent god, but three?” was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.
There’s just one problem. One of the three stole her heart a very long time ago. Can the Razer, a god of absolute death and destruction, change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiances lie with his brothers?
Those are just a few of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl running for her life, an innocent man who’s been charged with murdering the daughter of a degenerate gambler, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, and Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we’re saved. If not, well…
Those are just some of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl on the run for her life, a man who’s been framed for murdering a woman who is still very much alive, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we’re saved. If not, well…
“First, I find this homeless girl who’s been cursed and is going to die soon. Then I find out not one, but two ghost-hunting teams are following me. Stalking me. EMFing me.”
Charley is back from having lost her memories, and her and Reyes are having some marital problems. They aren’t talking to each other. They’re both hurting. Charley is depressed and isn’t really able to connect with her life anymore. This is very emotional, and a lot better than the previous book. I was able to connect with the story a lot more, I liked it a lot more.
I still have the same problem in the Curse of Tenth Grave as I have in the last few, namely that the rug got kicked out under us again and everything changed. At least this time it feels like we are adding onto the pile, not rewriting it entirely. I think we have finally learned the last few pieces that we needed to learn for the end game. Most of the book is spent on this, even, as Charley and Reyes are trying to catch up to the three gods after their child. They have to figure out a way to find and defeat them, there is no option.
But there is also a twist.
There is a whole host of other, smaller investigations. They don’t really bare mentioning, but they were interesting. They made the book fun, in addition to the emotional outpouring I experienced.
Overall, better than I expected, but I still have some lingering issues.
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