If you've been around a while, then you know I love this series. I've been reading and anticipate each new release, and thus far, have not been disappointed.
There is so much I want to say about this book and so much I won't say...so that I won't give away a single thing for fans.
Here's what I can tell you. When we last saw Charley, she was outside a diner with no memory of who she is, where she's from, or any other detail about her life. The Dirt on Ninth picks up one month after her appearance, and Janey Doerr ("because Jane Doe was so last week") is working as a waitress in the Diner, surrounded by her new friends and regular customers. She can still see dead people, but doesn't know why. She still is seeking out truths and finding trouble - because that's just Janey/Charley.
"I was dropped as a baby into a pool of awesomeness and badassery"
You'll recognize the regulars and the reasons they are there in the end.
"I've loved you for a thousand years"
You'll also discover some ties to prior books and revelations that were left as "teasers" in book 8 (and maybe even 7 and 6). While there are always unanswered questions at the end that leave the reader wanting more, I can say this:
it will leave you scratching your head saying "What the WHAT?!"
Another fantastic read, and one that made me love the gang even more.
Meet Darynda Jones:
NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.