Thursday, June 19, 2014
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
Now that Charlaine Harris has wound up her Sookie Stackhouse series it looks like she's ready to move on to new series of Southern Noir adventures.
I will admit I was not a big fan of Sookie, although I liked the books much, much more than the television series. But I have always preferred both her Harper Connelly and her Lily Bard series, so I was pleased to see minor but intriguing characters from those books turn up in the kick-off novel of this projected new series about the residents of a tiny little middle-of-nowhere Texas town who prefer to keep their idiosyncrasies to themselves.
Midnight seems like just the place for folks who want to keep a very low profile. But when Bobo Winthrop's girl friend Aubrey walks out of his life without a word of explanation or farewell, breaking his heart, it starts a chain of events that brings the law down on Midnight asking questions that nobody wants to answer.
The story starts slow, as we meet the residents of Midnight, but the pace quickens when Harris begins to peel back the layers of camouflage that protect their secrets. Harris has a way of combining the ordinary and the weird in unexpected ways, and leaving you wanting to know more. I'm looking forward to another visit to Midnight.
Click HERE to see a trailer for Midnight Crossing.