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Great characters, slow pace
on 25 April 2015
This is the first book in the Midnight, Texas trilogy. Manfred Bernardo moves into the small town of Midnight and is helped to move in by some of his neighbours. He’s a psychic and quickly discovers that his neighbours are very accepting, including him in events they organise, like the first annual picnic. He also finds out that they include a witch and a vampire, amongst others! Bobo, who runs the local pawn shop, is troubled by the disappearance of his partner, Aubrey, and his past. There again, most residents in this tight knit community has secrets but whatever happens they’re very supportive of each other especially following the discovery at the picnic!
The story is told from multiple points of view. Some secrets are revealed - but others are not, remain teasers for the next book in the series. I’d like to say I loved this and look forward to the next books in the series but, very sorry, I can’t. It was an ok read (hence the 3*), it has a great range of characters and overall plot but the pace seemed so slow at times it was difficult to want to keep reading. Actually, I loved some of the author’s earlier books but this one just didn’t totally engage me but don’t let that put you off, you may well love it!
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.