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. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings—some corporeal, some not so much—as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she's not uncovering a murder. This time she's covering one up.
Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture—the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford—out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican's inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it's time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she's loved for centuries. So the question becomes, can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she's worked so hard to protect?
Oh, wow, I just loved reading this book! This series has been amazing from the beginning, and now that it just has one more book after this one, it means a lot more to me! This is one series I wish wouldn't end, but if it has to, spin off!
After the ending of Eleventh Grave, well, I needed this book, along with everybody else. So of course the beginning of this book is totally random and makes you read more to find out what's happened between that book and this one.
So, there's the threat of the god that Reyes was made of, and now is. There's the hell dimension within our own which isn't good. There's the Q&A Investigations. There's the burning bodies that may be Reyes' handiwork. Oh, and the Catholic Church in regards to Beep. So much, and so good to read!
That ending! After everything was going good, problems were solved-and it turns out that if they'd acted 5 minutes sooner, the bad thing wouldn't have happened. Which led to an ending that kills us! Gah! I think it's physically painful, this ending, for us readers!
Absolutely loved this book, and man, the wait for 13 is going to be absolutely evil!
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #12
Read: September 8th, 2017
Reason Why: Love her books, and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Expected Publication: October 31st 2017