Saturday, May 2, 2015

Day Shift by Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas #2)

Day Shift

Written by: Charlaine Harris
Series: Midnight, Texas
Sequence in Series: Book 2
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Rating: 4 Stars
ISBN-10: 0425263193
ISBN-13: 978-0425263198
Genre: Paranormal | Mystery | Suspense

In Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris “capture[d] the same magic as the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and [took] it to another level" (Houston Press). Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels returns to the one-traffic-light town you see only when you’re on the way to someplace else…

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 just how dangerous when he goes on a working weekend to Dallas and sees Olivia there with a couple who are both found dead the next day. To make matters worse, one of Manfred’s regular—and very wealthy—clients dies during a reading.

Manfred returns from Dallas embroiled in scandal and hounded by the press. He turns to Olivia for help; somehow he knows that the mysterious Olivia can get things back to normal. As normal as things get in Midnight…

Day Shift (Midnight, Texas, #2)Day Shift by Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris has a way of molding all the quirks of home town USA, adding a paranormal flare and twisting it into magical story telling.

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 insight into town resident Olivia while bringing in some exciting character crossovers from Harris's Southern Vampire series. All that was really known of Olivia was her relationship with town vampire Lemel, now we get to see the back history and the true reason for what makes Olivia who she truly is. For the character crossover, this character's cameo will thrill any Southern Vampire Mystery fan. For me personally, I hope these characters become active players in the Midnight, Texas series.

Day Shift gives a wonderful southern based paranormal mystery that will have you entertained for hours. This light and fast paced story provides plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing till the end.

I received this ARC copy of Day Shift from PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication May 5, 2015.

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