Book Review: Midnight Crossroad by: Charlaine Harris

Publisher: Ace

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Synopsis: 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).

Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth...

Review: MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is the first book in a new series by Charlaine Harris. We’re introduced to the town and few but varied denizens of the small town Midnight, Texas when Manfred Bernardo moves into the place next to the pawn shop. In reading MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD, I fell in love with the town and the mysterious and tight-knit people who are its inhabitants. As a cat lover, I was highly amused by the antics of Mr. Snuggly with his human, Fiji. Ms. Harris truly captures the vibe of a small town. MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD struck me as more of a ‘cozy mystery’ than an urban fantasy or paranormal romance. The story is intriguing and the plot layered with details from the lives of each character. I was honestly surprised by the ending, which I greatly enjoyed. By the end of MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD, I was hooked!

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