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Night Shift

(Midnight, Texas #3)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  16,620 ratings  ·  1,543 reviews
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels comes the third novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day...

At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves—only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is bei
ebook, 308 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by Ace
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Let me see where this takes me ❤️

Well I'm sad that it's over =( I wish someone would tell me she decided to write more of Midnight, Texas. I'm happy with the ending but not totally satisfied. I want more! I want to read more about the people. Where are they going? More back stories? What's going to happen with certain people? Sighhhhhhhhh........

I love the slow life of this little town. I wouldn't necessarily want all of the bad things that happen but if you have some good friends then you can
May 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
I have only myself to blame. Every single time I read another crappy Charlaine Harris book I say;

"This is the last time we're doing this me! Seriously every time we read one of these we get cranky and we ask ourselves 'why do we keep doing this?'"

Seriously though why do I keep doing this?

I don't know, I like urban fantasy/paranormal stuff. The Sookie Stackhouse books were really pretty awesome until they weren't and I was a big time fan of "True Blood" again until I just wasn't.

I think part of t
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
This book frustrated me so many ways along the way. If not for the satisfying ending, I wouldn't have rated it 4 stars. But since beginning this series, I felt like in this book the author finally connected the dots from previous books and made the characters act in a believable way. But I hate misunderstanding as a plot conflict tool. And this book had it in spades for the tiny amount of romance and I mean tiny, this series offers. And that annoyed the shit out of me, to the point I stopped roo ...more
I wish the town of Midnight, Texas really existed. Since I live in Texas, I would be all over that like a cheap suit.

he's wearing the hell out of that thing!

They need a bigger population. And, I bring a lot to the table. I read. I crochet. Um.... sometimes I cook... not often. I don't exactly have any marketable skills, but look, I can do things, okay? Probably. If I tried. I'm sure I would make a great addition to their town.

I'm coming to join you, my friends!

In this last installment of the ser
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
I'm really disappointed. This book started out pretty well, with Midnight, a small town in Texas, and its unusual locals, with a series of mysterious suicides at the cross-road, with a fascinating interaction between the characters.

And then? Then nothing happened. For ages, the plot drifted from one backstory to a sidestory to another backstory to another bit about a character, all of which had little to do with the mysterious suicides. What added to the disappointment was that the story then m
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Things are definitely getting interesting in Midnight, Texas and it's SO fun to go along for the ride! I'm really loving this series and the whole ensemble cast. Add in danger, romance, some new arrivals, finding out a few of the town's secrets...yeah, Night Shift upped the game and, damn, it was a blast!

The quick of it is that a big bad is rumbling in Midnight and people are acting strange. Well, stranger than normal. This is Midnight after all. This tim
Karen ⊰✿
Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uno_2019
I absolutely loved this series, but unfortunately this book was the weakest for me. I think with books 1 & 2 there was some slow character development whereas in this one, all pretence is gone and Midnight is a town of supernaturals.
In this book there is a demon doing terrible things to the town, and Fiji, in particular, has to accept more of herself in order to defeat it. we do get more of an insight into other characters, but the story-lines are not completely closed. Although Harris has said
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm glad I finished this series. The whole reason behind deciding to read the series was I needed some kind of closure because the television series was cancelled without any real ending. I was satisfied with the ending of the book series. I did feel like it got a little graphic there towards the end. Up to that point, the series had more of a PG-13 vibe. If I had to choose a favorite of the series, I'd go with this one. I also enjoyed the author's simple yet effective style of writing. ...more
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
can't wait for this, just heard it will be made into a TV movie for NBC
The 3rd book was kind of "anticlimactic" lol, the first two were much better. Sorry to see these characters go.
May 26, 2016 rated it did not like it
My understanding is that this is the last of the trilogy. Which is excellent, because this plot was pathetic. If I hadn't been aware that Harris can write better, I might have given it three stars but I doubt it. There are lots of plot points not really tied up. Most of the plot didn't seem to hold together particularly well. There were far too many people coming out of nowhere in this book to contribute information. There was an assassination attempt going on that got lots of play, then kind of ...more
3.5 stars, rounded down

I really like the town of Midnight and its kooky variety of inhabitants... but I needed more from this ending. If this was really the last book in this series, then I'm sorely disappointed. If this was a middle-of-the-series book (which is what it felt like), then I am satisified with that ending... but if this is truly the last one she plans on writing for Midnight, Texas, then she should have worked harder on the ending to provide more closure. All she did was leave a bu
Hannah Cassie

MORE? MORE! @ P.S. I love that book!

The final book in Midnight Texas series has arrived and I was easy to say more than just a little bit excited to read it!

THE WORLD: Once again we are in Midnight, Texas. It is a small town, really just a crossroad around which are few building popped up and a handful of people live. Tho saying people is rather inaccurate as it is mainly supernatural that lives here. Yes, the supernatural in this world exist. Really, it is a world that we met already in Sookie
Rachel (Kalanadi)
The Midnight, Texas books are the stale leftovers of Charlaine Harris's previous series, neutered of life, emotion, and sexy romps by excruciatingly mediocre prose, insultingly thin plots, and characters so stereotypical that they verge on prejudice.

I really need to stop reading this series.

On the one hand, after 32 books, I'm pretty much committed to trying everything Harris has written just to have an informed opinion.

ON THE OTHER HAND, what the ever-living f*** is up with this virgin blood pu
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am sorry to see this trilogy end...but I am not altogether sure that this IS the end. I am hoping that in the future we might visit Midnight again and see how its residents are fairing. I will just say that this novel ties up everything we needed to be tied up. Everyone has their ending and I do mean everyone.

I loved this trilogy so much; I loved revisiting all the different characters that were crucial to the series. We finally can understand what Madonna and Teacher are doing in Midnight, wh
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Night Shift is the final book and brings with it troubles that have laid peacefully for two-hundred and fifty years but something has awaken. This story focuses on all the loose threads, romantic stirrings and threads from previous books. It brought a sense of closure even if I felt the climactic battle fizzled a little.  Harris accomplishes all of this while still giving us a chilling mystery. I love that we got to see movement regarding Olivia and her father. Manfred seems to have found his ha ...more
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Night Shift is the final book in the Midnight, Texas trilogy by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. Midnight, Texas is home to some very unusual residents. Some are humans with special qualities; some are decidedly not human, despite their appearances. But when the Crossroad starts to attract people bent on committing suicide, the psychic, the witch, the vampire, the shapeshifters (were-tigers), the angels and their human friends all realise that Midnight is also home to a powerful Demon. ...more
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

Night Shift, by author Charlaine Harris, is the third installment in the Midnight, Texas series. Midnight, Texas is a strange place. It is a crossroads and the place where an eclectic bunch of paranormals and humans call Home. There is vampire (Lemuel Bridger), witch (Fiji Cavanaugh), psychic (Manfred Bernardo), were-tigers (Rev, Diedrik, and his father John Quinn), Fallen Angels (Chuy Villegas and Joe Strong), and humans Olivia Cha
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Read in one sitting- I think Harris should change her name to Quirky Addictive because she writes super strange stories that I love and am totally obsessed with. Also: Fiji is getting fierce! And Olivia is getting sweet!
Lauren Stoolfire
The inhabitants of Midnight, Texas are what really make this series. They're what I will miss the most about it all. I loved that the more we got into this series the more supernatural elements we got into. I just wish that this wasn't the final book. It doesn't exactly read like a grand finale, so I can still hope (especially since the tv adaptation is most likely gone for good). Now, I'll have to read the Harper Connelly series to see a little more of Manfred.

Kristine (The Writer's Inkwell)
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The Writer's Inkwell

I find that I’m still struggling to decide how much I like this particular series. As a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series, there are moments where I just want to scream or throw these books at the wall and then there are moments when I really appreciate the series.

On the plus side, I really enjoy the fact Harris has put more focus on all of the town’s residents as opposed to just one character. I didn’t really mind the single character developm
Elle G.
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Genre: Paranormal and Fantasy

I love this series. Plain and simple. I don't care if others hated it, I adored it. And I will happily admit that I am sad that this is the last installment because had it been another 10+ book series I would have devoured every single one. Sigh... Charlaine Harris gets me every time. Her books are pure magic in my hands and I will read every one she puts on the shelf. Sure I may be a little behind in her releases but I still always looks
Night Shift
4 Stars

Life in the tiny and quirky town of Midnight, Texas takes a turn toward the even more bizarre when people begin committing suicide at the crossroad. Local vampire, Lemuel Bridger, is convinced that the explanation lies in a centuries-old esoteric text, which soon reveals the reason so many supernatural species are drawn to Midnight. Now the residents will have to band together to battle a dangerous foe determined on using the town and its people to further their own agenda.

May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this series for many reasons, but the biggest is Harris' writing style. It isn't just a story, it is a reading experience. From the first line "The first suicide arrives one October night." I feel like part of the town of Midnight, Texas, flawlessly slipping into each character's head when the point of view changes. And I like everyone in the town. Would I live there if it was real? Hell, yes! You should see the weretigers... *fans self*

Something is waking up underneath the crossroad in M
May 18, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Balls...this was bad.

"Everyone who worked at the kennel agreed that if all gay people were as nice and modest and normal as Chuy Villegas and Joe Strong, they wouldn't mind having them around."

Welp, this was a very mediocre trilogy. Glad it's over. (view spoiler) What was the finale in this series ended up being the "finale" of the first season. So after that, the show went out on its own. The show wasn't very good either and that got cancelled after 2 seasons. Now Sookie is my only ...more
Bambi Unbridled
The series in Midnight, Texas is getting progressively better with each book. I love the diverse cast of misfits in this curious town, and each resident has their own abilities and secrets. So far, I have found the female Midnighters more interesting than the men... but with the emergence of my favorite character from the Sookie Stackhouse series, Quinn, that may change as the series progress.

In this installment of the series, stranger-than-usual happenings are occurring in Midnight. People are
May 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Charlaine Harris' books are always quick and fun to read, but overall I have found the Midnight series (trilogy?) to be a bit thin on plot. I also feel that while there are several intriguing characters, we are never really given enough time with any one of them to really get a feel for their story. In the end I was left with what seemed like snap shots of life in a strange small town, but not many strong feelings about specifics.

This third book of the Midnight series mostly focuses on the witc
This was my least favorite of the trilogy, even though it gave me more of Quinn and had Fiji in the lead. I love every moment and line of Mr. Snuggly, but I missed him being more present. It was bittersweet. Honestly, I didn't particularly appreciate where the romance ended up. Felt like Fiji got pretty short-changed.

I did love the further exploration into the hotel and Olivia. Overall I would say that Harris DID technically wrap up the main storylines, but it still left me wanting. I wanted the
I love these. They're light and a bit cheesy and fun and I live in a small town (not quite as small as Midnight though) and I could totally see these happening here. It was exactly what I needed after reading a book that I just did not click with very well. I am very disappointed that I have to wait for the next one until next year. ...more
Carolyn F.
Great series. Really enjoyed this book. I'm still wondering who the guy in the hotel is. Glad there was some kind of resolution between Bobo and Fiji. By the way, Charlaine Harris comes up with great names for people. ...more
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over thirty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Charlaine lives in Texas now, and all of her children and grandchildren are within easy driving distance.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry an

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