Review: The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones

Title: The Graveyard Shift

Author: Darynda Jones

Series: Charlie Davidson #13.5

Pages: 153

3 stars out of 5
3 stars – I liked it

It’s been five years since Charley and Reyes sacrificed themselves for their daughter. Garret Swopes is determined to keep their daughter safe but when she vanishes, he turns to the one woman who might be able to help him, Marika Dubois.

This was a wonderful jump back into the Charley Davidson world. We finally got a book focused only on Garrett Swopes! I am so glad we are finally getting the full story of what happened between Marika and Garrett. They finally talk it out and put the past behind them. Also I liked Marika a lot more than I thought. 

This book also focuses on Elwyn, aka Beep. I knew she was going to be a fascinating kid with Charley and Reyes as parents but I didn’t expect how powerful she would become. I really can’t wait to see her grow and what new abilities she will have next. 

While this is a short novella, I think it did a great job at jumping back into this world. But, if you have not read the rest of the series you will most likely be lost so I suggest starting with the first book. Overall, I enjoyed having a story from Garrett and Marika’s perspectives.  I am really looking forward to reading the next novella now because I just loved Elwyn so much. 


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Previous books and reviews for the series:

#1. First Grave on the Right
#2 Second Grave on the Left
#3 Third Grave Dead Ahead
#4 Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
#5 Fifth Grave Past the Light
#6 Sixth Grave on the Edge
#7 Seventh Grave and No Body
#8 Eighth Grave After dark
#8.5 Brighter Than the Sun
#9 The Dirt on Ninth Grave
#10 The Curse of Tenth Grave
#11 Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
#12 The Trouble with Twelfth Grave
#13 Summoned to Thirteenth Grave


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