Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Dusty Pages Review: Day Shift
It's a quiet little town, perched at the junction between Davy Road and Witch Light Road, and it's easy to miss. With its boarded-up windows, single traffic light and sleepy air, there's nothing special about Midnight . . . which is exactly how the residents like it.
So when the news comes that a new owner plans to renovate the run-down, abandoned old hotel in town, it's not met with pleasure. Who would want to come to Midnight, with its handful of shops, the Home Cookin diner, and quiet residents - and why?
But there are bigger problems in the air. When Manfred Bernado, the newest resident in town, is swept up in a deadly investigation suddenly the hotel and its residents are the least of the towns concern. The police, lawyers and journalists are all headed to Midnight, and it's the worst possible moment . . .
I enjoyed this book more than the first one. The mystery felt better planned out. I also enjoyed seeing some of the characters from the Sookie Stackhouse series make an appearance - a couple of which I had longed to see again but it confirms my theory that she is pulling all her series together making it one world. Midnight seems to be a town that attracts the more interesting side characters from her other books and gives them lives of their own.
The original characters of the series get more and more interesting. I am really looking forward to the final installment of this trilogy.
I give it