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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In Day Shift, all of Midnight's not-quite-normal citizens are back for another round of puzzling, thrills and adventures. This installment of the series gives the reader more insight into what type of paranormal creatures some of the residents are. We learn as we read, the same as in book one. New characters are also introduced which fans of The Southern Vampire Mysteries may be pleased to know.
"Do you, by any chance, know a waitress in Louisiana? Works in a bar in a little town called Bon Temps?"
The story follows several of the characters with narration in third person omniscient point of view. To me it feels as if Manfred is the main character of the series because the story always seems to start with him and involve him more. Manfred is a psychic. When he goes to meet a client, he gets caught up in huge whodunit scandal. Olivia has a big part of this book also. She is a very secret person surrounded in mystique which makes Midnight (the town where everyone's different and no one asks questions) the perfect place for her. This pair have to team up in order to get to the bottom of everything.
At the same time, a new person, with a unique difference that cannot be overlooked, has moved into town occupying the time and resources of many of the other townsfolk.
This book is written with a broad range of eccentric roles. There are lots of open areas which may lead to anywhere as the story moves along. I like how tight knit the group is and how I never know what's coming. Even though the story has elements of darkness and obscurity, it still manages to have a laid-back family feel. I've never read anyone's work that I would compare to this author. She has her own mysterious, quirky Southern charm in every book. Everything doesn't always turn out perfectly for her characters—there is often death and unfinished business, but the journey is an interesting one. I enjoyed my time in Midnight, and I am looking forward to returning.