Review of Midnight Crossroad

Posted June 20, 2015 by Stormi in Book Reviews / 11 Comments

Review of Midnight CrossroadMidnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
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Genres: Mystery, Paranormal
Published by ACE Pages: 305
Format: eBook


From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it...

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...

Also by this author: Real Murders, Indigo, Night Shift, Sleep Like a Baby, The Pretenders, A Longer Fall, An Easy Death, The Russian Cage

First Line

You might pass through the town of Midnight without noticing it, if there weren’t a stoplight at the intersection of Witch Light Road and the Davy highway.

What I thought of this book

Although I haven’t yet made it through all the Sookie Stackhouse books I really love them and the characters and story lines so I was excited to try something different from the author. I like mysteries so I thought this was going to be an awesome read but it was not at least not for me. 🙁

Manfred moves to Midnight, Texas a place were the strange pretty much live so he fits right in as a semi fake psychic. It might seem like a sleepy little town but it’s full of eccentric people. Although it has ordinary people there are witches and vampires at least those are the two types I know of for now.

Midnight Crossroad was for me very slow paced and I thought I would never get to the mystery part but around 80 pages in we get the dead body. It turns up to be Bobo’s girlfriend whom he thought had just ran off while he was gone on a trip. He came back and she wasn’t there and he has been very bummed since. The police think that Bobo did it because he never reported her missing and the gun that was used comes from his pawn shop.

The good people of Midnight must find out who the real culprit is which I must admit surprised me which was probably my favorite part of the book.

I liked all the characters just fine but I just thought it was a little two slow and boring for me. Which is a real bummer because I was so hyped up to read it. A lot of people I know really enjoy it so I am just thinking it was me so check it out for yourself and see if you like it better.

I have the second book to review, so I will be giving Midnight another try and crossing my fingers that I will like it more.

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11 responses to “Review of Midnight Crossroad

  1. Ugh. Sorry this didn’t work for you. It’s always too bad when books you’re really looking forward to ends up being a bit slow. I’m curious about this series since it’s been ages since I’ve read Charlain Harris and I like the basic premise but I don’t have the attention span for a slower read right now!

  2. I have read some mixed reviews of this book, soem good, some less good. I have read most of the Sookie Stackhouse books, except for the last book and her Harper Connely series and I really liked those books and the mystery. So I am sad to hear this book is so slow, although it does sound nice that who was the culprit was a surprise.

  3. Stormi

    I liked the movie I seen based on her Aurora Teagarden series, and loved it so thought I might like this one, but just didn’t do it for me..but others have really liked it. 🙂

  4. I haven’t read anything by her and for some reason I have never really wanted to. I did watch True Blood on HBO and liked the first 3 and a half seasons and then I quit watching.Or maybe it was first 4-can’t remember. Sorry you didn’t like it 🙂

  5. Sorry to hear you didn’t like this. I also love her Sookie Stackhouse books but I wasn’t happy with the some of the later books in the series. I didn’t like the direction she went with the story but also it felt like something was missing from her writing. It’s as if she’s getting burned out. I did want to read this book but after reading your review I’m in now rush. I’ll get to this someday.

  6. I’ve seen mixed reviews for this book.I haven’t read it but I was sent the second one to review. I’m hesitant to pick it up considering the reviews for this one. I hope your next book is better. 🙂

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