Day Shift by Charlaine Harris Day Shift by Charlaine Harris
Narrator: Susan Bennett
Series: Midnight Texas #2
Published by Orion Publishing Group on May 17, 2015
Source: Purchased
Genres: Contemporary Mystery, Paranormal
Length: 9 hrs 52 mins
Format: Audiobook
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There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, Texas, where the residents like to keep to themselves. Even in a town full of secretive people, Olivia Charity is an enigma. She lives with the vampire Lemuel, but no one knows what she does; they only know that she’s beautiful and dangerous.

Psychic Manfred Bernardo finds out just how dangerous when he goes on a working weekend to Dallas and sees Olivia there with a couple who are both found dead the next day. To make matters worse, one of Manfred’s regular—and very wealthy—clients dies during a reading.

Manfred returns from Dallas embroiled in scandal and hounded by the press. He turns to Olivia for help; somehow he knows that the mysterious Olivia can get things back to normal. As normal as things get in Midnight…

I want to live in Midnight. It’s a really, really small town full of really, really odd people, but they are all so friendly toward each other and protective of each other. I’d love to visit Fiji’s shop or have dinner with them all at the (only) local restaurant.

I guess this is a mystery – who killed Manfred’s client, but there is a lot going on in the background. The new hotel in town is questionable. And the new kid in town could be more dangerous than they suspect. As far as the mystery goes though, I was surprised by the whodunit and equally by the “justice” they received.

We learn a lot about the characters and who/what they are in this one, it’s more about them than the actual plot in some ways. But I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I listened to the audio and the narrator did a good job. She gives everyone their own personalities, even the visitors to town.

The action keeps moving and the story never has a dull moment. Lots of twists and turns, but still some questions left at the end. It’s just a fun read/listen.

About Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing mysteries for thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area of the United States. She now lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and three children. Though her early work consisted largely of poems about ghosts and, later, teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She began to write books a few years later. Her later books have been in the urban fantasy genre.