Day Shift & Night Shift by Charlaine Harris

November 29th, 2018 Kimberly Review 33 Comments

29th Nov

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Coffee Pot Reviews are short and sweet reviews I write in the time it takes my coffee pot to brew. With the second season of the TV show Midnight, Texas set to begin, I knew it was time to finish up this trilogy by Charlaine Harris. Grab a peppermint tea and check out my thoughts.

Day Shift & Night Shift by Charlaine Harris
Day Shift
by Charlaine Harris
Series: Midnight Texas #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Goodreads
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

The 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…

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Day Shift took us back to the odd little town of Midnight where Psychic Manfred Bernardo finds himself in trouble, a new hotel is opening and strange new residence bring trouble. Lots happening in this installment and it all begins outside of Midnight. Manfred is staying in a hotel where he has set up visits with clients for readings. Not only does he bump into someone from Midnight, but one of his clients ends up dead and her greedy son is claiming murder and theft. A new lawyer, Olivia and an assist from Fifi made for an interesting tale. Then we have the new hotel and a particular young boy who the townsfolk take under their wing. I devoured this. Despite, my frustration with a certain witch and a young man I had a good time. Really would someone lock them in a broom closet already.

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Day Shift & Night Shift by Charlaine Harris
Night Shift
by Charlaine Harris
Series: Midnight Texas #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: Library
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Goodreads
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

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...

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Night Shift is the final book and brings with it troubles that have laid peacefully for two-hundred and fifty years but something has awaken. This story focuses on all the loose threads, romantic stirrings and threads from previous books. It brought a sense of closure even if I felt the climactic battle fizzled a little.  Harris accomplishes all of this while still giving us a chilling mystery. I love that we got to see movement regarding Olivia and her father. Manfred seems to have found his happy and outsiders have become a part of Midnight. I will honestly miss this little town and its kooky inhabitants. I loved the concept of a small-town for supernatural misfits or perhaps loners is a better term. I will let you decide. Harris left a few threads open and it might disappoint those who like things wrapped up in cute little packages. I love to imagine what will become of these characters as I secretly hope the author does another book. So far I’ve been luck with these silent prayers.

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Believe it or not, this was my first experience with Charlaine Harris. I know everyone loves the Sookie Stackhouse books, but I never picked them up. What I truly love about this series is the variety of supernatural creatures living in Midnight. No packs, but singular members of the different breed and others. Harris doesn’t come out and say what they are right away, so I will leave you to discover that.

About Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing mysteries for thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area of the United States. She now lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and three children. Though her early work consisted largely of poems about ghosts and, later, teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She began to write books a few years later. Her later books have been in the urban fantasy genre. She is best known for The Southern Vampire Mysteries series, which HBO later adapted for its dramatic series entitled True Blood.

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33 Responses to “Day Shift & Night Shift by Charlaine Harris”

  1. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    Lock them in a broom closet – LMBO… hahahaha
    Sounds like an interesting series. I will have to add this to my audible wishlist as I have been wanting some more audios. Great mini reviews and love the Coffee Pot Reviews – theme? Title? Whatever you call it – I like the name of the mini-reviews!

    Mary

  2. MarthaE

    Not sure how I missed this series. I’ve been eyeing An Easy Death because I like alternate history.
    Glad you liked this and thanks for sharing.

  3. Sophia Rose

    This was a favorite trilogy for me, too. I read her Sookie books and liked them, but these I loved. I am still planning to read the even older series, Grave Sight and Lily Bard ones that get some crossovers now and then with this series because I like the way she handles her mystery/suspense elements.

  4. Tracy Terry

    Loved her True Blood series … at least most of the book though I’m glad she ended when she did as I think to carry on would have been a mistake. I’ve since read several of her other books and have yet to find any that I’ve enjoyed as much. Perhaps these are the ones.

  5. Angie Elle

    Great reviews. This does sound like an interesting series. For some reason, I have an aversion to this author. I don’t even know why, but I need to get over it!

    • Kimberly

      I hope you try the trilogy Angie. I’ve been weirdly standoffish about an author or series before. No idea why.