When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie's up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. But Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman's name. Mimi’s husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.
Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can't let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn't be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do?
I enjoyed this book so much! I just had to get it from the library, I just loved the first book, devoured it, and I just had to do the same to this one! And I know I'm going to do the same to the next one, because I'm pretty sure it's out, too!
I'm really enjoying getting to know these characters, from Charley and Reyes, to Cookie, Amber, Ubie, her dad and step mom, her sister, Angel, Garrett, and yeah, they're all pretty interesting and sarcastic and awesome!
So this book dealt with Cookie's friend, and the mystery surrounding that, and yeah, through that investigation, we find out more things there, and yeah, they're kinda sad and creepy, and you pretty much have to feel sorry for almost everyone involved!
Then there was the investigation to find Reyes, since yeah, they can't sit around and let him be tortured! Though it was for different reasons then for what they think since the synopsis is not Charley's thoughts! So yeah, when we find out where he was, that was just kinda heart breaking!
Yeah, this was a really spectacular book, in what's becoming just an epic series, and I can't wait to read more!
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #2
Read: July 20th, 2012
Reason Why: I loved the first book, and it's a JFF book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: August 16th 2011