What happens in Midnight, stays in Midnight

Title: Midnight Crossroad (A Novel of Midnight, Texas)Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Ace
Published: March 31, 2015
Paperback, 384 pages
ISBN: 978-0-425-26316-7
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Publisher

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).

My Thoughts:
I'm a huge fan of the Sookie Stackhouse books. I started to gobble them up years ago like they were crack and I was an addict. So I was super excited to learn Charlaine Harris was coming out with a new series: Midnight, Texas. Midnight Crossroad is the first book in this series, and it didn't start off with a bang.

Midnight Crossroad is one of those books that slowly grows on you. The first few chapters were really slow for me, but the more I read, the more interested I became in the story. Midnight, Texas is a quaint little town, with eccentric residents. You have a vampire, a witch, a psychic, and a few others that I'm not too sure about yet. You see throughout the story that this town is a close-knit community. They have each other's backs no matter what.

"You people who live in Midnight. You're all marching to the beat of a different drummer." 
Bobo smiled more broadly. "You hit the nail on the head. We are different, Arthur Smith. I'm the most average person you'll meet here."

When Bobo's missing girlfriend turns up dead, the small town of Midnight is threatened by outsiders. The town rallies behind Bobo to prove his innocence. You find out more of Bobo's history and some interesting tidbits about the other residents of Midnight. Harris slowly draws you into the mystery until you're absorbed in it. The ending completely took me by surprise, and I can't wait to read more in this series. I don't love it as much as I loved the Sookie Stackhouse books, but I think this will be a good series.

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