Title: Night Shift
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Pages: 320
Book Source: eBook

5star

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…

My Review:

The final book in the Midnight, Texas trilogy was the best one. I enjoyed the other two very much, but we learned so much more about the characters in this one, compared to the other two combined.

You can read my review for Midnight Crossroad here, and Day Shift, here.

In a way, this book could have been a stand alone with all the character development, and the story itself. This one felt like an urban fantasy novel, albeit at a slower pace, but that’s what is enjoyable about Charlaine Harris’ writing. The first two were more of a regular story with some of the characters just happening to be supernatural beings.

One way that this felt like a stand alone was in regards to the romantic interests for the resident witch, Fiji. In a way this felt like a typical romance novel. In the first two books no one was interested in her, and now she has three men. But that was needed for various plot reasons in this book, whereas it wasn’t in the previous ones.

If you read the other two, and enjoyed them, you will definitely like this one. If you haven’t read the first two, I wouldn’t say you really need to. There are a couple spots that you might be a bit puzzled about because they were the climaxes of the first two books. But you wouldn’t be confused enough that it would interfere with this story..

Harris ties up the loose ends very well, but leaves it open enough that she can return to Midnight, Texas. If she does, I know I’ll be reading the new adventures.

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