Day Shift

(Midnight, TX, Bk. 2). 8 CDs. 9:45 hrs. Recorded Bks. 2015. ISBN 9781470329143. $123.75. 1 MP3-CD, Playaway digital, digital download. F
The second book in Harris's series (after Midnight Crossroad) centers on the most compelling of the quirky characters from book one, Olivia. Olivia is enlisted to help Manfred out of a tight spot involving the sudden and suspicious death of one of his clients during a face-to-face psychic reading. Sookie Stackhouse fans will relish cameos from some special secondary characters that interact quite easily with the Midnight denizens and move the subplots along adeptly. However, despite narrator Susan Bennett's best efforts and vocal variety, there is very little tension in this story. Although the characters are often in tight spots, there is little of the breathless action or depth of emotion that Harris has introduced in prior works.
VERDICT Public libraries have to purchase because fans will demand it, but it doesn't merit multiple copies.
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