Monday, August 15, 2016

Review: Night Shift by Charlaine Harris

Night Shift (Midnight, Texas #3) by Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Gollancz
Goodreads Summary: 
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...
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Review: 
I have to say, Night Shift was definitely Midnight Crossroad and Day Shift combined, but better. It contained all the dark intrigue from Midnight Crossroad, the mystery from Day Shift, and a puzzle. Dark forces are causing suicides at the Crossroad. The resident of Midnight hurry to find out what is causing it before it's too late.

I've said this before, and I'll say it again; I think the entire series was foreshadowing, building up to the end of Night Shift. Not a bad thing, but it made the two previous books nowhere near as interesting as Night Shift.

Only a few more key characters are introduced in each book, and they're all with a purpose, which is usually unknown at first. I don't have anything to say about the characters that I haven't already said, but their personalities and pasts are all slowly unveiled as the books go on.

I'm not sure if all Charlaine Harris books are like the Midnight, Texas series (these are the first books by her I've read) but the style of writing used is unique and something very different from the usual. It kept me reading on even when it got boring.
Purchase Location: ~I received a free copy from Hachette NZ in exchange for an honest review~
Edition:
Paperback
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Recommended for: Fans of mysteries and thrillers.

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