Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones was another story that I can’t seem to rate, or should I say that I’m not 100% confident in my rating for it. The story of Second Grave on the Left was highly entertaining and something I’m glad I experienced but the characters of Charley, Reyes, her dad, uncle, Garrett, and just pretty much everyone except the ghosts got on my nerves.
With the way things ended in First Grave on the Right I tried not to assume too much for Second Grave on the Left because of how different Darynda Jones writing is. The way things started in this second installment I knew that I was going to love its story and I had hoped that I would be able to cement my thoughts on Charley’s character.
For Charley’s character I think I’ll need more than 2 books in this series to get used to. But for Second Grave on the Left she came off as really selfish and bland. The selfishness didn’t really become clear for me until the end when she did what she did against Reyes, like how can you make a decision like that for him when he told you his reasons why.
Also, for some reason I had a real problem with Lorelei King’s narration. As I was listening to Second Grave on the Left I couldn’t help but hear Stephanie Plum and Joe Morelli’s voice throughout all of its story. Lorelei King’s narration is hands down a top favorite but I don’t know if it was the humor of just the voice inflections put on Charley and Reyes’s character that made it hard to separate the two.
I don’t know, I’m just going to rate Second Grave on the Left for its actual story and just not included all of what I thought about the characters, otherwise this would be getting a rating of under 3.