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Monday, May 9, 2016

Book Review: Night Shift (Midnight, Texas #3) by Charlaine Harris

Night Shift (Midnight, Texas #3)
by Charlaine Harris

May 3rd 2016 by Ace
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels—“the Mark Twain of things that live under your bed”*—comes a new 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 being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There’s a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place.

And now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. For if all hell breaks loose—which just might happen—it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be...

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 Midnight and the very secretive residents of the town must work together to figure out what it is and how to stop it. We finally get to learn about everyone's past, but unfortunately all the loose end were tied up so it appears this will be the last Midnight, Texas book...and that makes me sad. I will miss quirky Fiji, adorkable Manfred, awkward Bobo, scary Olivia, mysterious Lemuel, somber Rev, contrite Chuy and Joe, and hanging out at the Pawn Shop.

Many thanks to Harris for letting me move into Midnight, Texas for a little while.

Review: Midnight Crossroad & Day Shift (Midnight, Texas #1 &#2)

5 "Ritual Sex" Sheep


About the Author:
Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She switched to novels a few years later, and achieved publication in 1981 with Sweet and Deadly.

Personally, Harris has been married for many years. She mother of three wonderful children and the grandmother of two. She lives in central Texas, and when she is not writing her own books, she reads omnivorously. Her house is full of rescue dogs.


  1. It's funny how subjective "like" is. I really didn;t like the first in the series so I turned down the next one. I love how people can like different things.

  2. True. That's why all books aren't the same...we all have our personal tastes :)