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

Night Shift (A Novel of Midnight, Texas) by [Harris, Charlaine]Title: Night Shift (Midnight, Texas #3)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Published: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Ace
Pages: 308
Genre: Paranormal
Review: ebook from library
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25250449-night-shift?from_search=true



 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...



When I saw my library had this book I grabbed it pretty quickly.
I have read the other two books so I knew I had to read the next book as soon as I was able too.

So I loved the story line but I felt the way that some things were left opened that there could possibly be another book, even if this is only meant to be a trilogy.  I love Midnight, Texas and its characters. In this story it seems that something evil is lurking below Midnight and it is causing deaths, but what is it exactly? How can the residents of Midnight stop whatever it is? On top of trying to get answers for whatever is happening at the crossroads it seems that Olivia's past will come into play and we get to get a bit of insight into her. It is not really pretty, but I can see why she is the way she is.
It seems that a virgin will be the one to stop this creature but the way it needs to be done I felt bad because it had to be done in public. I can just see the embarrassment that the character went through and felt what she felt. Though it didn't turn out to be a bad thing just weird.
We really get to see how good of a witch that Fiji truly is, and that she doesn't like to see any of her friends get hurt even though they all do not hang out. While dealing with her feelings for the man she wants but she knows he has no clue how she feels, she also has to deal with her family and this demon that is rising.
I really enjoy how all the main residents of this small town come together and help each other out and they do not judge one another.
The one thing I will say she might want to rethink how she describes people at times. For example Lemuel she mentions that he is as white as bleach. Now I am not sure how bleach is white as I always assumed it was clear.
The only reason I gave this book a four and not a solid five like I thought is just because of the openness of some things that went on within the book. I don't want to get into them because I feel like it would give a lot away,










Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry and plays. After holding down some low-level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand-alones were published by Houghton Mifflin. After a child-producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of writing mystery series, and soon had her own traditional books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden. Her first Teagarden, Real Murders, garnered an Agatha nomination.

Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series. The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences.

When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she’d always wanted to write. Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn more readers. The Southern Vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.

In addition to Sookie, Charlaine has another heroine with a strange ability. Harper Connelly, lightning-struck and strange, can find corpses… and that’s how she makes her living.

In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St. James Episcopal Church, a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance. She spends her "spare" time reading, watching her daughter play sports, traveling, and going to the movies.





 
    

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