The Dirt on Ninth Grave - Darynda Jones

*Book source ~ NetGalley


Sleepy Hollow, New York. Janey Doerr showed up in an alley behind a diner a month ago and no one, herself included, knows who she is. Taken under the diner owner’s wing, she works and tries to figure out who she is, where she comes from, why she can see dead people and sense people’s emotions. Not wanting to be called crazier than people already believe, she doesn’t confide in any of her new friends what she can do. But things are getting weirder by the day and something big and scary is after her. What’s an amnesiac with questionable super powers supposed to do?


After being tossed off the huge cliff in the last book, I couldn’t wait to get my greedy mitts on this book. It picks up a month after the end of Eighth Grave After Dark with Charley suffering from amnesia and surrounded by her friends and husband though she has no idea who they are.


Full of the same humor, mystery and paranormal hotness that is Reyes as the previous books, this story doesn’t push the main story arc along much further than it already was. But that’s ok. I totally enjoyed it anyway. Charley does some of her trademark off-the-wall stuff, solves some problems, creates some more problems, and by the end she has her memory back. A little too repetitious about how nommy Reyes is (yes, I know he is, I don’t need it spelled out continuously) and Charley is still a bit too ditzy though I cut her some slack for being mind-wiped and not remembering she shouldn’t be going off on her own. Where this is going from here, I have no idea. But I’ll definitely be catching the next train to Charleytown to find out.