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The Day Shift by Charlaine Harris
  

The Day Shift

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The second volume in Charlaine Harris's Midnight, Texas new series, sees the saga growing in scope, and could well soon be rivalling her Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) predecessor in reader popularity. A close-knit community where supernatural activities are a quiet fact of life is accustomed to keeping to itself but the arrival of strangers and the renovation of a once derelict hotel soon disrupts things. Psychics, vampires and a large, merry assortment of characters, bizarre and otherwise, who never seem to be what they at first appear intermingle, love and hate, highlighting a small town life with a twist and a bite in the tail. Few paranormal genre authors can blend light and dark like Harris and keep the reader glued to the page while she orchestrates her diverse cast of in a masterful, but affectionate way. Great fun. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

Review by Vikki Pattis ~ First, the book. I have to say that Day Shift grabbed me much faster than Midnight Crossroad did. Perhaps it’s because I’m more invested in the characters now, or that I finally realised just how many of them are from Charlaine’s other series, all of which I adore. (I have to admit, just how long it took me to realise this fact does make me feel somewhat foolish.) Whatever the reason, I tore through Day Shift in a couple of sittings, devouring every word, and feeling bereft when it was over.

I don’t want to give anything away, but this book in particular really appealed to the Sookie Stackhouse lover in me. It has mystery, magic, and marvellous characters. I loved finding out more about some of those characters, and really connecting with their back stories. Once again, Harris has created a world in which I want to live, with people I want to know, and an undercurrent of magic that I wish existed.

If you like Charlaine Harris you might also like to read books by Ben Aaronovitch, Laurell K Hamilton and Denise Swanson.

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Synopsis

The Day Shift by Charlaine Harris

From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it...In this second compelling mystery, journey deeper into the world of this small, mysterious town ...and maybe uncover a few secrets...

Reviews

'Midnight Crossroad Sparkles SFX A promising start to a new series...once you've entered, you'll never leave' Sci-Fi Now

'All of Harris trademarks are present- charm and wit, pacy storytelling and likeable characters' We Love This Book

'Midnight Crossroad - featuring an oddball cast including a witch, a vampire and a talking cat - soon has you under its spell' THE SUN

'A gently paced mystery with a supernatural slant, populated by endearing, varied and well-constructed characters...Definitely recommend' Civilian Reader

About the Author

Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is the bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse Series, adapted for HBO as True Blood, as well as three other exceptional series - The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, The Lily Bard Mysteries, and the Harper Connelly Series. She is married, with children, and lives in Central Texas.

CLICK HERE to read our 'Ask the Author' interview with Charlaine Harris.

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Publication date

7th May 2015

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Charlaine Harris

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Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

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Hardback

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ISBN

9780575092884

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