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Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet

(Charley Davidson #4)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  35,003 ratings  ·  2,701 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, 308 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by St. Martin's Press
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Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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-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
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones is a 2012 St. Martin's Press publication.

“I meant to behave.
There were just too many options.

Time to check in with Charley Davidson again after a brief hiatus.

After surviving yet another series of traumatic events, Charley becomes reclusive, spending all her days maxing out her credit cards watching the home shopping channel.

Cookie finally steps in and takes matters in hand, and before long Charley has a new case to solve.

This time a troubled yo
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*
Feb 07, 2016 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 spen
Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 the s
My fourth adventure with Charley Davidson, the most unlikely Grim Reaper you could possibly imagine. It was an entertaining read but not remarkable.

Charley is recovering badly from the unpleasant events of the last book. Fortunately she has plenty of friends, both alive and dead, to pull her out of her misery and get her going again. And luckily for us she never loses her sense of humour.

At last we begin to discover a few things about her true background although every word has to be dragged gru
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
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
This took a slight dip from the fun and witty characters I've come to enjoy.
Then Charley got her snarky back and the world was right again.
Looking forward to continuing the series!
Robin (Bridge Four)
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Possible minor spoilers for books 1-3

“He's an enigma wrapped up in sensuality padlocked with a dozen chains of desire and topped off with a razor-sharp ribbon of danger. There are more layers to him than a billionaire's wedding cake.”

You can say that again. I like Charley she has a witty, sarcastic and dark sense of humor I enjoy but, I’m reading this series almost entirely for Reyes. Four books in now and I’m still not sure if he will be the en
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."

May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
As always, these books are light UF fun with more than just a hint of darkness, but for me, I think I enjoy the Albuquerque, NM geeky vibes most.

Yes, the Frontier restaurant even has a cameo. Do you think they paid for the advertising? :)

That being said, the STORY itself had a few pretty cool twists and I despair at seeing the number twist continue on into the 13th or 14th books. That might get WONKY. But for now? I'm having a good time and it's quite relaxing to fall into something like this.
Krystin Rachel
“If you must eat a banana in public, never make eye contact.”

I ate a banana for breakfast this morning, so this seems like a relevant Charley quote.

I think this might be my last Charley Davidson book for a while. Not because I don't love her - I do love you, Charley - but because so much happens to Charley in these books that reading them back-to-back can kind of be overwhelming. Plus I've got a stack of ARCs that I'm so behind on. So, so so behind...., just like Charley took a t
Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
Welcome to the world of grim reaper extraordinaire Charley Davidson. Try as she might, there’s no avoiding her destiny.


I slept on it. I did. I tried my best to get over my problems with this fourth book. I failed. I initially gave it 3 stars, but I'm toning it down to 2. And I'm writing my review now, before I go for 1 star.


You know, for such a strong woman, Charley can be quite the fool. And no, I'm not talking about her depression and anxiety. That is normal. Any normal human being would f
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
Leslie Anne
Jan 31, 2012 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
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
At least we got a little more of Reyes. But not enough. I seriously need more. That's the only way I'll survive reading this series and not die out of boredom. Charley was alright, I guess.
Rate: 2.5/3 stars.
*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 for
Mellie Antoinette
Is it just me or is this starting to feel like the chick version of Sons of Anarchy?? I love the idea of Charley as a character, but I felt like we’re rolling out all the standard UF tropes in an effort to add that missing ingredient. It kind of didn’t work in this one. I will say, the murder mystery was the best one yet, actually taking center stage instead of a back seat as happened in the previous novels. I dunno. Just kind of felt so-so on this one. Fourth book date blues, maybe?? 🤷‍♀️ 🤷‍♀️ ...more
Aly (In Wonderland)
Feb 17, 2015 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.
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
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-
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
I remember little parts of the plot of each book of this series, but I always remember my love for the Fourth Grave. It may not be my favorite book from this series, but it's definitely in the top 5.

Really, Reyes Alexander Farrow? AMAZING. First, his name is 'Alexander' and that's one of my favorite names ever (Aleksander being the original).

Charley is always my favorite character in this series.

I cannot wait to start the Fifth Grave.

Geri Reads
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was ok

If I were to re title this book, I'd name it Fourth Grave of Unexplored Opportunities, as in the opportunity of exploring PTSD, betrayal, reconciliation in a sensitive manner. Instead, the author often relied on cheap humor and mind bogglingly stupid plot to explore Charley's PTSD, her dad and Reyes' betrayal.

A lot of stuff didn't really go anywhere. And Reyes' betrayal was explained and excused by making it Charley's fault.

Anyway, I had to halt reading the series after this to deal with
Jan 12, 2012 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 her a l
Karen ⊰✿
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, uno_2019
Charley has a bit of a love/hate following, and I really do think it takes a few books before you can properly decide which camp you are in.
I think I'm in the love her one.
She is snarky and has a razor wit, but is fiercely loyal and dedicated to her friends and family which is probably the best part of these books.
The relationship angle is my least favourite part of the series, and if that was a little more subtle I would probably enjoy this more. But I'm sure there are plenty of people who are
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Yes, you do need to read or listen to the series in order. Each installment builds off the other.

Holy Moly a lot happens in the Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet in the Charley Davidson series. We get more insight into Charley and what she is capable of. It also sheds more light on what is going on with the reaper side, ghosts, and people surrounding Charley.

Cookie continues to be a great side-character. She’s Charley’s best friend and always their for her no mater how much she tries to push her awa
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
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
I am in love with this series.
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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, and her books have been translated into 17 languages. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, certain they went away the better for it. Sh ...more

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Charley Davidson (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5)
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