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Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson #4)

4.42  ·  Rating Details  ·  22,308 Ratings  ·  1,969 Reviews
Welcome to the world of grim reaper extraordinaire Charley Davidson. Try as she might, there’s no avoiding her destiny.

Sometimes being the grim reaper really is, well, grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple of months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by St. Martin's Press (first published August 1st 2012)
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Nov 03, 2012 Ferdy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Spoilers and Rant

-The majority of the story was predictable and pointless. The book begins with Charley moaning about her agoraphobia — she's not left her flat or worked a case for 2 months since she was tortured. Anyway, that changes quickly enough when she takes on a case for a woman who's been tormented by a mystery somebody and just like that Charley's agoraphobia and emotional scars seem to vanish and she goes on her merry way to investigate the girl's tormentor. There were a few times Char
Another amazing ride with Charley and Reyes. Not sure if I'll write a full review, but I'll try ;)


The release date was moved from 2013 to October 30th 2012!!!!
Not usually a fan girl but I will make an exception: Eeeeeeeeeeek! Sooooo Happy right now!! *does happy dance*


For some reason I had thought that this would be a trilogy...hmmm, I am not complaining!*Fist Pump*
4.5 stars

Considering I have a ton of ARCs I should really be catching up on, and considering how much I love Charley, I really should have known better than to tell myself, "Just one chapter!" But it didn't even take a chapter, I was hooked by the opening paragraph.

'I sat watching the Buy From Home Channel with my dead aunt Lillian and wondered what my life would've been like had I not just eaten an entire carton of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy with a mocha latter chaser. Probably about t
Genocide criminal genius & master of all villainy Unknown
*looks at release date*
*takes a glance*
*dies again*


THE COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!









Cannot compute.....

Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 's

After what happened in the last book, Charley is going through some heavy stuff. She's having a hard time sleeping and spending most of her money at the Buy From Home Channel. Thank goodness Cookie comes to the rescue and puts a stop to that. And also thank goodness for Harper showing up...a new client!

Well, by now you should be used to this crazy paced story line. I'm always amazed at all the different events going on. Naturally, you can figure out some of the puzzles but I really love t
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet is the fourth installment in Darynda Jones's paranormal mystery series titled: Charley Davidson. My review is going to be short and sweet. If you've stuck with this series up to this point then I'll just tell you this one is more of the same fun: Our amazing heroine: Charley (aka grim reaper) continues to solve mysteries via her private investigator gig. She still has her hilarious sense of humor and that sexy, sexy Reyes hanging around (and in her pants!). The funny ...more
Feb 08, 2016 Jilly rated it liked it
Brownies are like spare batteries. One could never have too many in the house.

I know - only 3 stars. I still love Charley and will continue reading the series. It's just that she lost a lot of her mojo in this book.

In the last book, Charley was tortured, and it was really really bad. (Screw you, Thesaurus!) She is slowly healing, but has a bit of PTSD from the experience, and so while her body is healed, her mind is far from it. She has not left her apartment in two months, and instead spent
Paige  Bookdragon
Shit. Wrong review guys. Sorry.


This is why I'm not good with more-than-4-books-in-the-series review.
I'll just give you some of Charley's words of wisdom that I certainly follow. Cross my heart.

“If you must eat a banana in public, never make eye contact.”

“Insanity does NOT run in my family. It strolls through, takes its time, and gets to know everyone personally."

Jan 20, 2015 Yona rated it really liked it
Loved it!!!!
Leslie Anne
Nov 01, 2012 Leslie Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really can't wait for this next book. Sigh~ Unfortunately, I have to wait for it for a year. I really LOVE this Book Series! I really like the personalities of all the characters in the book. Please Darynda Jones!! Don't take it a year for you to finish a book! 'I'm dying here' *wink* XD
*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
3.5 stars

As all of you know, I’m a big fan of these book series and I was really excited about reading this book, especially after the way things ended up in the last one. The biggest reasons for that are: the amazing writing style of the author, a unique and interesting storyline and most of all I like them, because these are one of those rare books where I actually like the main female character Charley The Grim Reaper almost as her tall, dark & hot bad boy Reyes.

That’s a really big plus
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet brought more insight to Charley and what she is capable of, and it also shed more light on everything else that is going on with the reaper, the ghosts, and the people surrounding her.

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews

I loved the case Charley had to work on in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, because she really had to use all of her wits to figure out what was going on, and she definitely got it before I did! Cookie is such a great side-ch
Stacie ~ ninja or spy
Charley, Charley, Charley. You make me laugh every single freaking time. The craziness, the ADD, the obvious, and of course the follow through. I find reviews on books that are a few into the series tough. Because why review, I think most people have already made up their mind if they are going to continue a series or not. Is my review going to really sway someone? So I will just post my favorite quotes, well just a few actually, because if I posted them all it be a chapter or two itself.

I sat a
Nov 02, 2012 Magda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Can we please take a moment & bow our heads for the hotness that is Reyes?
Whew. I needed that.

The last 15% of this book was AMAZING!
It was nice learning a bit more about Charley, her past, her beginnings, her abilities BUT I NEED MORE.
I was truly baffled at the turn in Harper's case, did not see that coming.
Denise ... I think she's trying .... not enough, but she's trying.
Glad to see Charley & Gemma bonding.
Love Cookie, needed more of her in this book. And, hello, let's get
LOVED IT. Ms. Jones rocked it, again. She had me laughing, snorting and giggling like a child through much of the story. There was the sniffling and worrisome parts too, it's not always fun an jokes for Charley and Co.
Charley gets to put her crazy on and dip into the pool of hoarding for sanity, it's too good I can't spill more. She also gets lusty with a few guys, oh yeah, she is smoking sexy. : D Her expectations of what life would be like when Reyes was finally freed have not happened, darn
This series never fails to entertain me. I love Reyes and Charley and Cookie and the rest of the superb characters! And if you're still living under a rock, I suggest you move yourself out and start reading the Charley Davidson series.

Favorite quotes:

“Your existence gives me a headache. Go stand over there.”

“After searching for a space, I parked behind the tattoo parlor in front of a sign that said NO PARKING. Since it didn't specify to whom it was referring, I figured it couldn't possibly be
Jul 11, 2015 Aly∞ rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, adult
STILL not liking Reyes, but at least I don't want to butcher him into tiny little pieces anymore. Only mildly larger ones.

And dude, WHERE IS GARRETT? I can't believe I didn't get my Swopes fix. He turned up TWICE. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.
Oct 29, 2012 Jess rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog Rating: 4.5/5

I pressed my lips together, then said, “Stalker.”


I gasped. “Neanderthal.”




Why did his [Reyes] entire repertoire of insults question my mental stability?

We open with Charley, still dealing with the effects from the events that ended book 3, Third Grave Dead Ahead. She was tortured in her own apartment and is having a bit of trouble coming to terms with that, understandably so. Her way of dealing?
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Rating: NC-17
Steaminess HOT HOT HOT
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: Love this series
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Trauma can make the toughest of girls cry.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Absolutely
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Reyes

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

One of the things I love most about this series is the humor. It’s great to read about a tough take no prisoner heroine and have her say and think the funniest stuff. It makes the reading a lot enjoyable. This book doesn
Lynn ಠ_ಠ
Darynda has outdone herself again! Seriously, it gets better with each book in this series! It was interesting to see a different side of Charley (I really felt for her after what she went through in the previous book) and we get to know Reyes better too. The one thing I'm tiny bit miffed about is there wasn't a lot of Swopes.


Updated 3/15/2012
Okay so the new pub date is October 2012! Yay!


Today's date: February 9th, 2
Maria Dimitrova
Apr 01, 2016 Maria Dimitrova rated it it was amazing
Oh, oh, oh I want a guardian like Atremis!!! She's awesome! Well when she's not crowding the shower cause that's annoying ;) Poor Charley after all that happened you deserve a break. Too bad that I don't see one coming. The demons are closing in but at least she's learning the limits of her powers. I just hope she doesn't turn into a Mary Sue cause that would suck. Unfortunately it happens to too many characters after awhile. *sigh* Some authors just don't know when to quit. I like the way Charl ...more
Jan 19, 2016 Nicole rated it it was amazing
I am in love with this series.
Aug 23, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There aren't enough stars to rate this book! Let me just say: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! We get to play with all our favorite friends: Ubie, Leland, Gemma, Cookie, Amber, Denise, Elaine, Blue, Strawberry, Garrett, Artemis, Mr. Wong, Rocket, Donovan, and R*A*Y*E*S! Have I forgotten anyone? I don't know, maybe Charley's ADD is catching. I can't tell you a whole lot about this MARVELOUSE addition to our beloved Ms. Darynda's "Charley Davidson" series, but this I will will enjoy every thrill a ...more
ThatEzi  (Oh My Shelves)
There is nothing wrong with this series other than I don't get the humor. I feel like I am supposed to be chuckling at places, but I am not sure. I am pretty indifferent so I don't know if I will continue with the series. I gave it a 3rd chance and I am still failing to connect with Charley, Cookie and Reyes.
Dec 04, 2015 Ileana rated it it was amazing
Ok I love Reyes...
Who doesn't!!!
Nov 11, 2012 valee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Another amazing installment on this terrific UF series.


1) The fun-to-dye-for humor. I love Charley. She is something else. Everything that comes out of her mouth makes me laugh so bad! I adore her and her hilarious way of behaving and thinking.

2) THE freaking-gorgeous-and-mysterious Hero. As if being the son of Satan isn't enough our sexy Reyes has some big secrets coming to get known in this installment.

Just one tiny thing I didn't like:

1) This is the fact that other t
Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho)
I have to start off with saying how much I love the narration of this series. After listening to all the other books in the series I can't bring myself to read the new releases even when I have a chance at an ARC. Lorelei King just brings Charley to life in such a great way that I now have her voice in my head and cannot enjoy reading the books.

Fourth Grave is my favorite in the series so far.

Charley and Reyes relationship gets more involved now that he finally has a physical body when they are
Darynda Jones, I could kiss you for this book. I really could.

I have been such a huge fan of this series since I read the first three books in February 2012. The thought of waiting until now to read this book actually made me feel a little sick... but here we are and it was so worth the wait.
I didn't think Jones could top the previous book, but she did it. I loved every single page, every word. I couldn't put it down.

After being attacked by the monster that raised/dragged up Reyes, Charley i
Snow White
Jan 27, 2013 Snow White rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, paranormal, adult, ghost
Wow, she solved 4 cases in one day???

Charley Davidson:
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Reyes Farrow:
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Tuba Özkat
Dec 18, 2014 Tuba Özkat rated it really liked it
Aslında puanına karar veremiyorum... 4.5'ta olabilir... Beni gerçekten eğlendiren, merakta bırakan, bazı kısımlarında üzmeyi bile başaran bir seri. Böyle hevesle takip ettiğim fantastik seriler çok sınırlıdır. (Tabii ki takip ediyorum, ama hepsini hevesle beklemiyorum.)

Karakterlerin işlenişi, sunuluşu yine çok güzel, akılda kalıcıydı.

Charley en başlarda her zamanki halinden uzak, kendini evine kapatmış ve dışarı çıkmaya korkar bir halde. Yaşadıkları aklından çıkmıyor. Davaları çözmek için uğra
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NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davids ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Charley Davidson (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)
  • Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2)
  • Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3)
  • Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5)
  • Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson, #6)
  • Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, #7)
  • Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8)
  • The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson, #9)
  • The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #10)
  • Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson, #11)

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