Goodreads Review of "Midnight Crossroad", by Charlaine Harris

Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas, #1)Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fast. Fun. Those who have missed the Charlaine Harris of the early Sookie Stackhouse novels are in for a treat when they visit Midnight, Texas in her novel Midnight Crossroad.

I wasn't even aware that the new "Midnight, Texas" series existed until the ads for the new television series began airing. (In my defense, I've been busy.) After discovering the book was on sale for only $2.99 due to the TV series release, how could I refuse?

That, my friends, was the best $3 I have spent in a very long time.

We have a whole raft of quirky characters and shifting POVs that plug us into everyone's heads. The characters are simultaneously fantastical and real, with glimpses into better than half a dozen...personalities. I can't exactly say "people", because this is a Charlaine Harris novel, after all.

Though the supernatural is everywhere in this book, it is actually not the focus of the story, which is exciting. The supernatural becomes a backdrop to the plot: a "new kid in town" plotline is mashed neatly up with a missing person mystery. All seasoned with the dark humor that Charlaine Harris is known for.

It is a great "alternate book" - something to turn to when your primary reading material requires time to digest. I read it in a little under 24 hours and immediately bought the next one in the series. Which, as of October 8, is actually only $1.99. Who can pass that up?

Midnight, Texas. Come for Charlaine Harris, stay for a cast of intriguing characters plugged into a world filled with supernatural marvels.

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