I see dead people. No wait. I take that back. I see people I want dead.
Charley Davidson is living in New York City as Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she begins to realize she can see dead people, she’s more than a bit taken aback. Strangers who enter the diner where she works seem to know things about her…Then she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. An enemy that will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. And the diner’s devastatingly handsome fry cook, who vows to protect her even though he seems to be lying with every breath he takes. But in the face of such grave danger, who can Jane/Charley/whoever she is trust? She will find the truth even if it kills her…or the fry cook. Either way…
First off, there’s a lot wrong with that book description. She’s not in New York. No one confronts her to say he’s going to kill her. I’m not sure how the truth is going to kill her or the fry cook. It’s almost as if the back cover copy was written about a previous version of the story, because that doesn’t really follow the plot. (The summary on Amazon is better than this summary off Goodreads.)
While I did enjoy the fresh take on book nine in a series (amnesia — I great way to keep it fresh!), this wasn’t my favorite book. It dragged for me in the beginning, though it did pick up at about the midway point. Once Jane/Charley stopped explaining things and started meddling again it got more interesting. I don’t recommend skipping it (it explains some things I’m sure I’ll need to know for book ten), but I’ll admit that I listened to the audio book at 1.5 speed to get through it faster.
Overall, not a bad book but not the best in the series. Don’t skip it though! There are some fun scenes. I loved seeing how Charley’s personality shone through as Jane as well.
As always, R-rated for sex and swearing. (Get your copy here!)