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The Trouble with Twelfth Grave

(Charley Davidson #12)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  12,544 ratings  ·  1,463 reviews
Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the twelfth installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series.

Ever since Reyes escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley accidently trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. Bu
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published October 31st 2017 by St. Martin's Press
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Heather Haworth 9 Months is actually not bad.... I've had to wait much longer for many of the other series I've read. I've been waiting 6 years for the next Song of I…more9 Months is actually not bad.... I've had to wait much longer for many of the other series I've read. I've been waiting 6 years for the next Song of Ice & Fire book.(less)

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Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 "The Dark" Star(s)

HOLY CRAP! Let's give a round of applause to the one and only Mrs. Jones for creating another beautiful book! And for bringing my Charley and Reyes back after these 9 months!

As usual, and I mean in every single book that written by Mrs. Jones about Charley, this one is amazing. Funny. Beautiful. Powerful. NOT ENOUGH! I NEED MORE! I swear, this is the best paranormal series that I've ever read and the only one that I've followed since book one. Truth be told, I don't really li

4.5 Stars

Can I just say this is the best paranormal series out there? I mean that just my opinion. It sexy, funny, and action-packed. The sarcasm speaks to my soul. I mean why are you reading my review, when you could be reading this goodness.

This is the best

Stop reading this review, and go pick of the first book, or if you're invested, read this one. I'm kidding. Kinda of. Anyway, I was stoked when I got this ARC I wasn't expecting it. I may have peed a little when I found it on NetGalley, because Dar

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


Time to tell the truth, when I saw the release date for this book I was practicaly stalking Netgalley and when I finally saw the chance to request an ARC for it, I was over the moon. I'm so grateful to Marissa for giving me the chance to read it, that I could jump from joy.
Darynda did such a good job with this story, it's amazing. This series is one of my favs for years already and it's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Charley and Reyes. This time I
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
The whole time reading I was smiling like a total loon. That's just what Charley's personality does. Well, that or wanting to kill her. Personally I think that having Charley as a god is the best thing this world could hope for but it's not like anybody's listening to me.

So the story goes like this: Charley sends Reyes for a retreaving mission in hell. Reyes comes back not exactly himself. God (The God) finds out his lil' bro is up to his old devices and decides to kill him. Or at least try. Cha
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

“God is love, but Satan does that thing you like with his tongue.”


Okay, I have to admit that I am a little disappointed with this book. I was hoping that Darynda Jones would pull something out of her hat with Reyes that she did with Charley in The Dirt on Ninth Grave. It's obviously not the exact same plot but something similar. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.

Instead, we get this crazy Reyes...or not Reyes.. To be honest, that's all a little fuzzy even at the end when

If you love Charley, you will love this one. She is doing her thing: running on coffee and humor, trying to solve a supernatural mystery or two. The thing is, any review of this book will give spoilers for the last one, and you can't pick this up without having read the previous books, sooooooo....
Basically, if you are late to the party, you need to catch up. This series is hilariously fun and cool. Plus, you want to be a cool kid, right?

No pressure or anything..

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MissBecka Gee
Frankly, I'm a little worried with how this book ended.
Darynda you got 1 book left in the series...
Danielle (Danniegurl)
I'm just not sure. I have no idea. What just happened? W-T-F?

One day since I've finished the book and I still really honestly don't know how I feel about it.

I'm at a loss if I liked it or hated it or somewhere between. I...just. No words. I want to write this review and explain all the things that I'm having trouble with, but I have to check to see if I can fully review it just yet since it has a full month to go before it comes out.

*goes to look up email from Netgalley*

Phew ok, looks like I ca
Reyes is not in good place, and he's not as was. Let's just say that he might be making Daddy proud. Charlie has this whole new title resting on her scared shoulders. Someone or something is killing gifted people and Charlie needs to find answers while protecting her friends and dealing with this not right Reyes. Life is messed up, but Charlie never stops looking for answers, and a distracting laugh. The ending, oh my, I cried. To do such a noble thing to be struck with such a cost, sorrow fell ...more
Hmmm. OK then.
I love the Charley Davidson series, admire the author's talent. And her main secondary/supporting characters are brilliant. Particularly Uncle Bob 'Ubie', Cookie, Angel. And of course, Reyes is smoking hot.
The mythology in this series, which took a sudden left turn 3-4 books back, expanding MASSIVELY is fascinating, but keeps being added to in such a way that its inconsistent, making plot holes, and befuddling.
Reyes is the son of Satan- no actually, he's God's little brother,
Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
OMG!!! What are you trying to do to us Darynda Jones!?!?!!?!?

Well folks, she’s done it again. Just when you think you have it all figured out, Darynda Jones pulls not only the rug out from under you, but the entire house as well.

Picking up where we last left off, our Charley is her funny, snarky, well-intentioned self. She’s working a case while trying to figure out the drama that is now her life. Her husband (and the son of Satan) isn’t himself these days. And in the Davidson style, sh
☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness

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 FUCK that ending!!!!

No.. Nope ..Nuh-uh..
Seriously, fuck that!

And I'm supposed to wait until 2019 now to know what gonna happen next?!

That's what I get for binge reading the full series in a week.
Yep, that'll teach me.
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Damn it!! I'm so anxiously waiting the last week until 11th Grave... and now I can't wait to read the 12th... >_<

I guess I am not the only one.
Out now! Fangirls - and boys; rejoice! You're in for a treat. (Aren't we always when it comes to Reyes, though?)

Darynda is fond of proverbs, so I thought I'd start my review with this one:

Do they indeed? Charley is not so sure. Okay, there's no denying her scorching attraction to her childhood shadow, Reyes Alexander Farrow. Falling for his alter ego, the son of Satan, a.k.a the hot as hell Rey'aziel; piece of cake! Rey'azikeen, a.k.a the Razer, a.k.a the most volatile of all gods, a.k.a the yo
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I wish this was about a million pages longer than it was but of course, I still loved it and devoured it either way. Full review to come soon!

4.5 Stars!

If I said that I wasn't both eager and tepid to open this latest installment in the Charley Davidson series, I would both be a coward and a liar. I wanted so bad to get my hands on this story with the way that book eleven ended, it was heart wrenching but at the same time, I was so very nervous to do so. In fact once I got my
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So. After the last book's bombshell, this one is pretty much crack cocaine for readers of this UF.

I went down the same rabbit hole as all these other folks. I got hooked, tried to get off, then started demanding some free time to get back to the drug. I even punched an imaginary detractor in the imaginary face and screamed, "HEY! GIVE ME MY CHARLEY! What the hell happened to Reyes?!?"

Alas, no such real obstacle was in my face. BUT IT FELT LIKE IT.

That being said, this was a wonderful story and
Cheryl La Pa
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-to-read, 2017-oct
4.5 stars! Every time that I read the latest Charley Davidson book, I am transported deep into her wacky world. I love all of the characters so much – it is truly like catching up with best friends. I found myself either laughing at their antics, gasping at the unexpected twists or swooning over delectable Reyes. Ms Jones always keeps me on my toes – I never know what Charley is going to do next. And the side stories are just as entertaining – such as how Cookie distracts the police so that Char ...more
4.5 stars

My favourite Grim Reaper is finally back. On the surface, Charley Davidson may look like your average boot-wearing, taco-scarfing, coffee-swilling PI. But that’s her day job. To souls of the dead, she’s a bright light who provides safe passage to the other side. Oh, and turns out she’s a God. You know, like one of those really ancient, powerful beings but with better hair.

There’s never any shortage of weird & wacky cases for her & partner Cookie to solve. But right now Charlie has a mo
12 books in and I’m still completely in love with this series and these characters, and I’m still
blown away that even with this being such a long-running series that’s sadly approaching its end, there’s still so much story left to tell.

The Trouble with Twelfth Grave picks up immediately where the last book ended - with Charley and Reyes releasing the innocent souls, and several hell-bound ones as well, from the god glass. What comes through in place of Reyes is the stuff of nightmares, as someh
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-favourites
BANG straight onto my favourite shelf!!!

I cannot believe that Darynda Jones has gone and done it again, produced a book in a long running series that has outdone the one before... How on earth does she do that?

Simple! Her writing style is unique, her characters are long standing, well loved, easy to believe and one or two are very, very hot! Charley, Reyes, Cookie and the rest, but let's not forget Rocket... I love this guy/ghost and his involvement with Charley may be short in the books but
Jen Davis
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am still positively reeling from the end of this book. Holy cow, folks, I tore through this book like the pages were on fire. Though I always generally enjoy this series, a few of the installments have been less thrilling for me than others (we won’t talk about that amnesia book.) But I think this is one of my absolute favorites in the series so far. Why? Because it was unpredictable. Because it moved the series arc. And because it was All About Reyes.

If you’re not up to date on the series, re
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**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


4.5 stars.

The Charley Davidson series is the only Urban Fantasy/Paranormal series that has kept me hooked for so long. I could reread this series every year and not get tired or bored. After the cliffhanger in book #11, I couldn't wait to get my hands on The Trouble with Twelfth Grave. Like in every book there is humor, romance, quirkiness, sadness, suspense, heartbreak and so much more. Every character plays such an essential role in making this
Lynsey A
After reading:

Me after finishing this book:

THAT ENDING! OMG, THAT ENDING! I did not see that coming, though I should have seen it!!! At first I was like, "No, this can't be happening" and then "Oh she's going to do it" and then she did!!! So very glad I waited until the last book was released before reading this book.

I waited to read this book because I couldn't deal with Reyes Alexander Farrow as a feral being. Imagine my surprise when I got to the end of the book. It made me want to cry, the
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
What an ending!!!

I keep reading these books only for the feeling they leave in the end. I feel so happy when I finish one of Charlie Davidson's books. This one was a bit slow, but towards the last 30% everything became soo good. I don't want to spoil anything, but the ending was just great!

Can't wait to read the other one
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, paranormal, arc
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest review.

This book was everything I was hoping and dreading it would be. Dealing with the issues of Reyes was heart troubling to say the least. On top of that, there are a few murders to deal with. Charley throughout the book has her hands full.Finding out the end of one of those murder investigations was mind boggling. It was fitting but still, unexpected. It's rare when I'm surprised like that, so for that alone, I was happy.

Now for
Mindy Lou's Book Review
2nd Read done by audiobook: It's amazing how much more everything made sense the second time around. This time I made sure to read all the books in order. I loved it the first time and I loved it the 2nd time.

Cases to solve in book 12:

-While on a 24 hour deadline, Charley had to find her missing husband, who may or may not be about to destroy the world
-investigate a murder to keep her friend from being arrested
-investigate a serial killer that can only be by a supernatural
-guiding her niece as
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
Whoa not sure if I’m ready for the next one. This was quite intense. So much was going on all at once. I really wasn’t sure how Charley was going to get through this and the ending.....whoa! I so need to read the next one but I’m not sure if I want it to end just yet but I need to know! So confused. LOL
Sherwood Smith
When NetGalley offered the first and the now-published twelfth of this series, I was curious enough to grab both. I knew the series was popular, and wanted to see why.

The pluses of the first book were Charley, the intrepid, wise-cracking PI who also sees the dead, and helps them to the light, her friends and uncle, and sometimes the prickly Garrett, handsome detective who didn't believe in her abilities.

Not as interesting to me, but obviously a big draw to the readership, the Mark I hero: myster
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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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  • Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4)
  • Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5)
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