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Publisher's Summary

First in a new trilogy
From Charlaine Harris, the best-selling 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....
©2014 Charlaine Harris, Inc. (P)2014 Recorded Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 06-20-14

Rocky Start but Good Mystery

Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris had a very strong (and enjoyable) mystery and the characters are starting to grow on me!

Story Thoughts: I am a self-professed fangirl of Charlaine Harris' ability to write a good mystery. It is the main reason that I love her stories. She writes a darn good "who-dun-it". Midnight Crossroad is no exception in that aspect. Once we got to the mystery, the book really took off. I was invested and a little bit caught off guard that one of my off-the-wall guesses was right (granted I only guessed off-the-wall because sometimes Charlaine will do that). Even though it takes a bit to get to the mystery, it really was worth the journey. My only complaint was the pacing for the first 1/3 of the book which happens a lot in first in series. Especially when you are introducing a town as quirky as Midnight, TX!

Character Thoughts: Going to admit that it took till the last quarter of Midnight Crossing for me to get into the characters. In the beginning, I just couldn't quite connect with them. There were too many characters but towards the end I realized why. Now, I am invested in Fiji and her familiar. I was happy to see characters such as Manfred and Arthur from her other series. Overall, I am sure in the 2nd book I will have more favorites!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by: Susan Bennett/Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins


I thought Susan did an excellent job with the narration of Midnight Crossroad. She managed to capture the quirkiness of the town just right. She showcased the large cast in a way that made each one stand out and be completely unique. I will be continuing this in audio.

Final Thought: Rocky start but excellent mystery!

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32 of 36 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jaime on 11-05-14

Surprising Gem

What made the experience of listening to Midnight Crossroad the most enjoyable?

I loved hearing all the characters speak and found them all very entertaining. I was surprised, as reviews on this book had been mixed, which is why I put off buying it. However, I really loved it.

What other book might you compare Midnight Crossroad to and why?

This book reminds me a bit of the True Blood show, not so much the books she wrote. The characters are all sorts of twisted, but still somehow likable.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed the scene in the pawn shop where two of the characters get creative in resolving a problem for Bobo.

If you could take any character from Midnight Crossroad out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Fiji hands down! She such a riot and a witch, what's not to like?

Any additional comments?

Honestly I really loved this book and was sad when it ended. I have to say I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would. It is more comparable to the True Blood TV show, rather than the books it's based on....so, if you like the show, you might like this story.

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