Today's post is on Night Shift by Charlaine Harris. It is the third in her Midnight, Texas trilogy. It is 308 pages long and is published by Ace Books. The cover has the Midnight Pawn in the center looking dark and foreboding. There is foul language, sex, and violence in this book. the intended reader is someone has read the first two books, likes urban fantasy, and over the top characters. The story is told from third person close moving from character to character from chapters to chapter. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the dust jacket- 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...
Review- A good and interesting end to a weird little town. Everyone knows that there is something strange about Midnight and this book deals with why. The blurb makes it sound Lemuel is the going to be the focus of this book and that is just not the case. I feel that Fiji was the real main character for this novel. We get to spend time with everyone but I just feel that Fiji is the real point of this book and maybe even the series. Everything that is going in this volume is about her in the end. Pretty much all the plots threads are finished for this series and these characters.We discover what is going with Olivia, The Reeds, and everyone is pretty happily placed in the end. I wonder if is really is the last we will see of Midnight because there is still so much that could be done with this setting and characters. But if it is then this is a good place to leave it.
I give this is book a Four out of Five stars. I was given this book by Ace/ROC books as a Netgalley but I could not get it to work so I borrowed it from my local library.