If you are into super naturals this is an excellent book. The author wrote the Sookie Stackhouse series which I loved. This book is a little more diverse with its characters and story line. The novel keeps you in suspense and is a page turner. It has now become a show (although not as good as True Blood which is hard to beat) I'm a fan!
I really liked this story. This town has the right vibe for that place where you could retreat to and be surrounded by interesting people. The characters are easy to connect with and their life is a great window to spend your time in.
Didn't like the tv show, which is streaming now on Hulu , but love the books
I like the new tv show for this series so I was very eager to read the book. The writing style was a bit simple but I soon got wrapped up in the characters and forgot about it. It was a quick , easy read and I enjoyed the twists. I'm looking forward the next book in the series.
I decided to read this because I loved the Sookie books and there is a television show. The book was pretty good. The characters are very interesting. The story progressed well and I could not figure out who the killer was. I will be reading the next book.
If you love books with characters who are supernatural you will love this book.
The characters are more mature and the writing is more mature, too! Very enjoyable story about to be a television show.
Just finished and I loved it, hope the series will be just as good as her others. And someone thinks so in LaLa Land because its coming on tv ABC starting in June as a series. Hope they were able to live up to the books, and didn't change too much.
I enjoyed this lighthearted yet dark, supernatural mystery set in the world that Charlaine Harris created in her previous book series.
Just saw that this series will be on NBC in 2017 and is called Midnight, Texas. All the action takes place in a small town inhabited by vampires, angels, werewolves, and psychics. You can get a jump on the show by reading this one as well as Day Shift and Night Shift.
The first book in the Charlaine Harris "Midnight, TX" series.This was a reread for me, I enjoyed all the hints about characters that are developed more fully in the next two books. A good light-summer-reading book.
This was an easy read, but felt a little forced. Good enough to finish, but I won't be picking up the next in the series.
An easy read with plenty of interesting characters you end up wanting to know more about. I have already put a hold on the next one it he series!
This is the first book in this series and I really enjoyed reading this. In this book you meet all the characters who live in this quaint and unusual town. Kept my interest from beginning to end. Looking forward to the next book in this series.
It's like Charlaine Harris has lost her writing skills. Very mundane prose, the characters pretty dull. The plot is nearly non-existent. The only action comes towards the end, and even that concludes with an anticlimax. Why did she pick Manfred as her new protagonist I wonder, from all the minor characters she had created over the years? He's a nice guy and once you've said that, you're pretty much done. She doesn't make much use of his psychic abilities. A disappointment all round.
read this book because of the author. Didn't really grab me, but will probably read the next, when it comes out, to see if it improves. A small Texas town, each citizen has secrets, and we discover a few. Features Bobo, from the Lily Bard series.
first of a new series.
Introduced to the citizens of Midnight, Texas, and they all have secrets. We don't learn all the secrets, yet, but I'm sure they will be revealed as the books progress.
Slow at times, but readable always. But, I think I like the Lily Bard series better (so far), that is mentioned here, by Bobo, the main character? in this novel
A disappointing start to a new series. Was hoping that a new cast and a new story would bring some freshness in her writing. Nothing particularly interesting or eye-catching that stood out in the book. The writing style reminded me think of one of the books by Crusie and Mayer but at least they had some humor in theirs which made them a little more fun to read.
Midnight is almost a ghost town and some of its residents are other-worldly. I thought the characters were distinct from each other, and I enjoyed getting to know them. It's a bit of the old wild west mixed with extremely private individuals, as seen by newcomer Manfred. I will be reading the next in this trilogy.
My wife tried to read this, stopped after 25 pages. I, on the other hand, loved it! It appears to take place in the 'true blood' universe...and I've always enjoyed those stories. Yes, it started a little slow, but well worth the time.
As someone who really enjoyed the "True Blood" series, this first book in Ms. Harris' new series did not disappoint. I will confess that I had a little trouble getting into it, but after about the first quarter of the book, I was hooked. The characters are wonderful, some with "special" talents, and the story is fun. It is different enough from the "True Blood" people and situations that I am looking forward to seeing where this saga goes in the next book!
Boring read, not what you'd expect from the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series. The characters were hard to become vested in so you don't really care what happens to them next, or what stories they might have to tell. Disappointing read, I might read the rest of the series if I had no other books available at the time. I agree that Aurora Teegarden Mysteries are much more entertaining.
A wonderful new book.
Each of her series has a different tone and this one is no exception.
The story neatly introduces the characters and tells a story, but leaves a lot of questions and things to be discovered in future books.
It will test my patience to wait for the next books(s).
Love many of Charlaine Harris' books but clearly this is simply setting up another series. The characters are uninteresting, the plot thin.
Try reading her Aurora Teagarden series which is very funny and much more interesting.
Fun new series... a little of the down home of Sookie, small town of Roe, and mystery (and slight mention) of Lily. Ties all the series together and yet strikes out on its own.
A must read for Summer 2014