Published by Berkley on May 6, 2014
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FIRST IN A NEW TRILOGY
From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale—populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it…
Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.
There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).
Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth...
Samantha: I’m not really the biggest fan of Charlaine Harris, but I’m glad she did not write this to mirror the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
Welcome to Midnight, Texas.
There is one stop light and few people in this town. We are introduced to Manfred Bernardo, half psychic/half con-man who has just relocated to Midnight to have a more peaceful place to work, giving his ‘readings’ over the phone and internet. Little does he realize he’s moved into the center of something much more.
Charlaine Harris gives great descriptions of all her characters and the roles they play in Midnight. However much this makes for a lot of ground work–that’s it. Hardly any good action actually takes place in this book. I liked the magical factor of this book, but it just wasn’t enough. I want to read the second book (Day Shift) only because I want to know what happens to Lemuel and Olivia.
Lacking in action and plot, Midnight Crossroad is a great idea but leaves a lot to be desired.