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review 2017-08-17 00:51
Day Shift
Day Shift: A Novel of Midnight, Texas - Charlaine Harris

Enjoyed this one much more than the first. With all of the world building out of the way, this one was able to move a bit (just a bit) more swiftly than the first in the series.

 

I'm going to have to order the 3rd soon, because I can use it on any one of about five or six squares on my bingo card!

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text 2017-08-14 03:55
Reading progress update: I've read 400 out of 400 pages.
Day Shift: A Novel of Midnight, Texas - Charlaine Harris
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text 2017-08-12 19:14
Reading progress update: I've read 130 out of 400 pages.
Day Shift: A Novel of Midnight, Texas - Charlaine Harris
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text 2017-08-10 04:10
Reading progress update: I've read 59 out of 400 pages.
Day Shift: A Novel of Midnight, Texas - Charlaine Harris
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review 2017-08-08 19:59
Real Murders / Charlaine Harris
Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Book 1) - Charlaine Harris

Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side-and crime buffs. One of whom is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastime—until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss. And as other brutal "copycat" killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspects-or potential victims.

 

 

***2017 Summer Lovin’ Reading List***

A typical Charlaine Harris setting for this mystery series, a small community in the South. As per usual, Harris nails the small town details, the over-entwined lives, the importance of reputation, and the somewhat rigid social roles that people get pigeon-holed into.

Not an overwhelmingly wonderful mystery, but enough to keep me reading quickly right to the end and enough to encourage me to put a hold on the second volume at the library. It also helps that the heroine, Aurora Teagarden, is a librarian, a career near and dear to my heart.

Like so many of Harris’ leading characters, Roe is used to being part of the background. Just like Sookie Stackhouse and Lily Bard, Aurora is overshadowed by the women around her that are deemed more attractive or more normal. Harris seems to enjoy giving these kind of women some power, some male attention, and room to explore what they might actually want from life.

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