Sunday, 10 July 2016

***Review*** Night Shift by Charlaine Harris



Night Shift by Charlaine Harris


Released: 5th May 2016
Publisher: Gollancz
Series: Yes, book 3 in the Midnight, Texas series
Format: Hardback
Source: From Publisher for review purposes
Find at:  Goodreads | Amazon UK | Waterstones

Many thanks to  the publisher for my copy, this is in exchange for an honest review


Synopsis

Welcome to the most intriguing mystery you'll read this year.

Welcome to Midnight, Texas.
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...

My Review

As this is book three in the series I am no going to give and spoilers to the character and their development nor the plot.  What I will say is that this series keeps on getting better and better and that I am not disappointed one little bit after reading this book.

When you are given a new book by your favourite author there is a certain level of expectation, the bar is set so high.  I never thought I would ever read a series as good as the Sookie Stackhouse series and when I started this brand new series I was a little 'mmmmmmm I do hope it doesn't disappoint.' Well guys it does not.

The setting of the series is a town called Midnight, it's very mysterious and has some unlikely characters all living together.  Not always so harmoniously, but when things do go down you can see them all rallying together like one big family.

As always I pick out my favourite character, throughout the three books Fiji has been my favourite.  She is sweet, charming and when the needs arises one kick ass witch, plus the addition of her talking cat, Mr Snuggly, injects some much loved humour.

I really do hope this series does go on for so many books.  I would love to know more about each character, there's some deep history with each of them.  They all bring a richness and supernatural edge to the book.

So yes, if you do love Charlaine Harris you will not be disappointed.  Do read the books in order, as they do loosely follow each other.  I think this really deserves the five star rating I'm awarding it.



Overall: Fantastic.  Never thought I'd get over the end of the Sookie Stackhouse series, but this injects much needed southern charm.

My Thoughts on the Cover:  It's really spooky.  I love the colour and it really draws me in.

Books in the series: 

Book 2 - Day Shift
Book 3 - Night Shift

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