When I finished the first book, I picked up my keys, ran out of the house and went to the nearest bookstore to pick this up. And it was well worth ditching all my responsibilities to get my hands on it. This is every bit as great as the first. And the best part? More Reyes!
This series embodies everything I love about the paranormal genre. Romance, mystery, great writing, humor, all blended together for the right balance. Second Grave on the Left was just as delightful as to be expected. I was engulfed in the story straight away and the world fell away as I joined Charley in her rush to try and save Cookie's friend's life.
I love Uncle Bob. Almost as much as Charley and Reyes. But I think he really helps bring this series to great heights. His love for his niece is unconditional. He does things that anger Charley, but his sole reason for anything is to make sure she lives to see another day. He knows she's special. And not just because she can help him become one of the best detectives on the squad. I was rolling with some of the parts with him and Swopes. This series really does have some great characters.
One of the things I like, so far, is that Ms. Jones isn't stalling on this plot line. She's letting unfold at a natural pace and not prolonging it just to sell more books. It unfolds and unfolds fast. Things are already set in motion that by the time I finished this, I was already picking up the third book by the time I finished the last page.
This is a must read series. It has been a long time since I have been blown away by a series like this. Hook, line and sinker. Gotta get me some more Reaper.