Title: Night Shift
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Warning: Public sex, verbal abuse via family
Silver Lining: Lots of ass kicking
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…
I actually really loved this book. I know that Charlaine Harris is not one of the most popular writer, and in some corners of the web when it comes to urban fantasy she is downright vilified.
While I can see why certain aspects of her writing might not be up to everyone’s needs and wants I’ve always found something comforting about the easy way she writes.
This book contained not only character development which made me happy but also relationship development, in friendship and other ways between certain characters.
There was no big mystery in this novel, as the threat was known, and felt large. Some of my favourite characters, including Lemuel had a bit more to do here and I wouldn’t complain about having Fiji be front and center.
My only complaint: That this book, and trilogy is over. Please can’t we spend a little more time in Midnight?