Waiting on Wednesday [9]: The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones



The Dirt on the Ninth Grave \ Darynda Jones

Charley Davidson, #9 \ January 5th, 2016

In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she’s more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her—even from her new and trusted friends—the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn’t help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she’s lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.


A blurb! A cover! Oh happy day!!! Y’all know I don’t do WoW that often. But when I do, you know it’s a big freaking deal. This book is worth the goat sacrifice, y’all! That pesky cliff hanger at the end of book 8 was just plain torture, and the only thing that can absolve Ms. Jones of her misgivings is to amend that quick by throwing a copy my way! So if you run into her, please do let her know.  So so so many things I’m looking forward to. I can’t wait to see this relationship between Ms. Charley and the cook! *wink, wink*

  • Ksenia

    I plan to finally start this
    series very soon. I’ve hears so much positive things about it. Good to know you’re
    so excited about the ninth book (I have so much books ahead, hehe). I love this cover!

  • Aw, yay for a WoW post 😀 Looks like an awesome book. <3 I really hope it will end up being as amazing as you want it to be 🙂 Thank you for sharing about it Joy. <3

  • Adriana C

    I really need to stat reading this series!!

  • Wow i have a lot to catch up on if there are 9 books in this series already!

  • OMG, finally!!! I have found someone who is as obsessed with this series as much as I am, yay!! I just, literally just finished reading the eighth book and I agree I need this NOW!!!!!

  • Melliane

    I want this one!

  • I’m avoiding the blurb. I still need to read the 8th book, and I’m kind of glad I waited since there’s a cliffhanger.

  • I have got to finish these books! I think I stopped on book 5 when I went on a contemporary kick and didn’t pick them back up. This one sounds so good!

  • I am very unsurprised to see this on your WoW! I hope you get your copy as soon as possible!

  • Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings

    It looks like Jones has quite a few books coming out since I’ve seen her name with different titles for this week’s Waiting on Wednesday posts. So glad you’re enjoying her work and great pick, Joy! 🙂

  • Love love love! I recently read a rave review and I am super excited for this one haha!

  • Ha-ha!! Yes!! “This book is worth the goat sacrifice, y’all!

  • kindlemom1

    A huge heck yes to this!

  • I was just thinking that I don’t usually see a WoW post from you and if this was a new meme you have decided to join in with. I haven’t heard of this series before but you definitely seem excited so it must be one of those mystery books which is the real deal. I love the sound of the synopsis!

  • Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    Cliffhangers cause me absurd amounts of anxiety Joy, so I’m waiting to binge read this whole series. I’m going to have a reading party (or one, so I’m not sure that constitutes a party?) and finally get on the Charley and Reyes train:)

  • I’ve been trying to get into this series for a while. I might need a good vacation and a reading binge to make the magic happen.

  • I really need to catch up on this series! Your enthusiasm for it so contagious. 🙂
    I hope it lives up to every expectation you have and hopefully no more cliffhangers!

  • I am happy but, but it seems like such a filler book!