Day Shift (#2)

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels returns to the one-stoplight town of Midnight, Texas, a place where no one is quite what they seem…

There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, where the residents like to keep to themselves. When psychic Manfred Bernardo finds himself embroiled in a scandal and hounded by the press after one of his regular clients dies during a reading, he turns to enigmatic, beautiful, and dangerous Olivia Charity for help. Somehow he knows that the mysterious Olivia can get things back to normal. As normal as things get in Midnight…


“A fun and engaging paranormal mystery romp.”

San Francisco Review of Books

“Sookie Stackhouse is nowhere to be found in the pages of Charlaine Harris’ DAY SHIFT but everything that made [True Blood] ground-breaking remains intact and then some […] DAY SHIFT is wondrously gothic, exchanging a clever, dark elegance for Sookie’s more blood-soaked adventures. A tour de force of both form and function.”

Providence Journal

“Outsiders swarm the sleepy streets of Midnight, Tex., as supernatural superstar Harris returns with another practiced out-of-the-ordinary mystery […] Harris continues to open up her setting, layering in more secrets as well as revealing some answers, and, in a nod to her fans, dropping the S-bomb to link this series with her famous Southern Vampire Mysteries series.”

Publishers Weekly

“The reigning master of ‘rural fantasy’ returns to the tiny village of Midnight, Texas [...] with a new story of magic and mystery [...] Harris’s customary warmth and humor shines throughout.”


“Superstar Harris is back with the second installment of her fresh new series that explores the mysteries of Midnight, Texas. Harris excels at building a rich cast of characters who are like icebergs, with much lying beneath the surface. Having secondary characters from the Sookie-verse pop in just adds to the intriguing vibe!”

RT Book Reviews

“DAY SHIFT is the sort of book I want to revisit, again and again, as the town of Midnight has so many hidden layers. Charlaine Harris is a master at incorporating southern charm and sheer zaniness together and making it quite believable. I can’t wait to see what is in store next for the residents of Midnight, Texas!”

Fresh Fiction

“I adore the quirky way all of the characters compliment each other […] DAY SHIFT was a strong second book in this trilogy and definitely sets us up with plenty of questions for the last book. I’m looking forward to seeing how things wrap up.”

Not Yet Read

“Harris is a very strong mystery writer and I love how her unique, quirky voice comes through in all her books, and this is why I continue to read her books. She thinks outside the box and always manages to construct a rich super natural world.”

The Lit Bitch

“Harris has created a southwestern town with a personality all its own. I’m looking forward to getting to know the citizens who live there. Look for characters you’re sure to remember from the Sookie Stackhouse series in Harris’ ever growing fictional world.”


Awards & Accolades


#15 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List


#20 New York Times Bestseller Paperback/eBook List