About the book:
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…
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am an avid reader of the supernatural and love a good vampire story. One of my favourite vampire series being True Blood. So when I found out that Charlaine Harris the author of the True Blood series had written another book series that sounded a bit dark and eery I was very excited to dive in.
I’m not quite sure what it was with this book but unfortunately it didn’t get my blood racing. Maybe I had my hopes set a bit to high because of how good the True Blood series was. It felt sluggish, these was nothing to grip you enough to get your heart racing and the action I did get it just felt half hearted. It didn’t feel like it was written with the same passion, which is a real shame. The thing for me was a didn’t really feely any connection to the characters, and you don’t really learn all that much about them.
All in all it wasn’t a bad read, and I will likely read the rest in the series but it wasn’t really anything to shout about.
About the Author:
Charlaine Harris was born in Tunica, Mississippi, and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area in the middle of a cotton field. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and, later, teenage angst, she wrote plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and started writing novels a few years later.