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There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, Texas, where the residents like to keep to themselves. Even in a town full of secretive people, Olivia Charity is an enigma. She lives with the vampire Lemuel, but no one knows wh...more
This story was amaze balls! I was sad at first that Lemuel was out of town and we only get a bit of him. Then it hit me. This book is called Dayshift and the last one Nightshift. Duh! He will be prominent in the last book.
Anyhoo, in this book, Manfred goes out of town to do some face to face readings for clients. He happens to be at the same hotel as Olivia. And there are a couple of mysterious deaths surrou ...more
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads
Last year I finished MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD feeling like I was just getting to know the inhabitants of Midnight, TX, and I couldn't wait to learn more about them. It took awhile to get there, but by the end I was ready for more of these mysterious small town residents.
In particular, I wanted to know more about Olivia.
I got my wish.
And I'm reminded of the old adage: be careful what you wish for . . .
SO. DAY SHIFT is ...more
*Note to self: Time to buy some razors.
But, somehow, this town, and these characte ...more
Maybe 3.5 stars? This is sort of a conflicted review. I'm not exactly sure how to review this.
Review also found at : The Paranormal Paladin.
I liked it. I enjoyed it a little more than Midnight Crossroad (my review on that one is here). However, not enough to round up to 4 stars by any me ...more
Ms. Harris has a way with characters. She can form the simplest of them into these interesting addicting beings. You just want to know them better, want to sit and share an ice tea with them. There was more to this second book, more people, more action, more mystery. She does love a slow build up, luckily so do I. This one has several shockers that amazed and surprised me. I loved it.
This book continues with the characters from book one and adds a few more to ...more
Published 2015, Ace Books
Review also posted at: Slapdash & Sundry
Thanks to my good friend Jessica from Rabid Reads who let me read her book swag ARC. This review is honest and unbiased.
Charlaine, you naughty minx, you've done it again. You've made me wish I lived in Midnight, Texas. Regardless of the weird stuff that goes down in Midnight, I want to live there. The people seem so nice and everyone is tightknit. Just think it would be a fun place to li ...more
This book has not yet been published, so this review is going to reflect the reading experience more than the plot twists.
The blurb says:There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, Texas, where the residents like to keep to themselves. Even in a town full of secretive people, Olivia Charity is an enigma. She lives with the vampire Lemuel, but no one knows what she does; they only know that she’s beautiful and dangerous.
Psychic Manfred Bernardo finds out j ...more
Last year I was so thrilled with Harris’s new series, and counted ‘Midnight, Crossroad’ as one of my favourite books of 2014. This new series features Manfred Bernardo from Harris’s ‘Harper Connelly’ series, Bobo Winthrop from ‘Lily Bard’, a character called Fiji Cavanaugh ha ...more
Genre: Paranormal. Mystery.
I love the town of Midnight Texas where all the residents have some sort of mysterious and paranormal edge to them. Each of the characters in this story as engaging and I loved how we were able to learn a bit more about them in this installment. Now, we didn't learn everything about each character in this book but I believe as the series progresses we will (at least I really hope so!).
This book is told in multiple POV's. For some, this may ...more
Mix up some across-the-way neighbors and some unrequited love. Then throw in Harris’ trademark murder/mystery in a ...more
It was a bit of a lame try to save the series. I like a ‘guest appearance’ to tie in two worlds now and then, but I had hoped this series would try to stand on its own a bit more. Or maybe I just got too tired of the Sookie of it all.
Psychic Manfred finds himself caught up in a scandalous multiple murder mysteries, together with his neighbor Olivia, in Dallas. When the investigation follows them home, it brings unwanted attention to both Olivia's and Manfred's doors The residents of Midnight must once again rally together to keep the secrets of their little town.
Day Shift gives us more ...more
Manfred is headed to Dallas for the weekend to do psychic readings. At his hotel while checking in, he looks up and notices Olivia, his neighbor from Midnight. When he makes a move to acknowledge, she waves him off. Peculiar. Later that night, Manfred sees Olivia having dinner with a couple. The next morning, that same couple is found dead in their hotel room, apparently a murder/suicide. Manfred wonders what Olivia ...more
I love how we are seeing characters from Sookies world –so now we have seen characters from all of Ms Harris’ series –I love this concept. Wh ...more
THE WORLD: Sooo...same as in the first book :D But if you are not familiar with the first book it is basically normal world plus supernatural creatures being out in the open. Jup, pretty much that is it. Vampires, werewolves, werepanthers, witches, psychics you name it. All are there.
CHARACTERS: So because I already felt in love with the character in the first book it was no surprise that I just stayed on that road. Tho, in this book we focus more on Manfred, ...more
Mr. Snuggly's 'owner', Fiji the witch, who inherited the cat from her great aunt (also a witch), is an endearing ...more
I gave book one a three star rating, despite considering it to be a two-point-five star rating. Book two is a solid three star rating. I considered amending my rating of book one down to two stars, but in the end I opted to keep it at the rounded up rating. Ther ...more
Day Shift, like so many engaging mysteries, picks up steam as you delve further into its story. The novel begins at a meander—it took me three chapters before I was hooked back into the world set in Midnight Crossroad. The easy pace at the opening of the novel is a clever deception on Charlaine Harris’s part. She’s such a master of this. She skips from one eccentric Midnight resident to another touching on day-to-day minutiae that give th ...more
The world building here is confusing. Perhaps it's all been explained in the first book. In this second one, Mi ...more
Midnight, Texas is a town few people visit. That’s just fine with the assortment of unusual and unique residents. Yet into this town comes outsiders. However, it’s when physic reader Manfred travels to Dallas that troubles begin as his client suddenly dies during her reading. Accused of murder and stealing the woman’s jewels, trouble follows him back ...more
Mostly we deal with introing new people to town, dealing with keeping the town's secrets secret while the special people live their special lives with their special needs.
Also we set up a connection with another ofthe author's series Sookie Stackhouse w ...more
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Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry an ...more