Day Shift is the second entry in Charlaine Harris' Midnight, Texas series. The town of Midnight is inhabited by a quirky group of residents who all have secrets: secret pasts and even secret powers. In Day Shift, internet psychic Manfred Bernardo is suspected of robbery and murder when an elderly client kicks the bucket during a reading. He turns reluctantly to Olivia Charity, another Midnight resident who he is not sure he can trust, and his other friends in town to clear his name.
This book is a cozy at heart with a touch of paranormal and a bit more edge. The story has good momentum, though things are wrapped up a bit too quickly and tidily at the end.
Charlaine Harris is hit or miss for me. I really liked the Lily Bard series (with there were more!), I like the Sookie novels, couldn't get past the first Harper Connelly, and never tried Aurora Teagarden as it seemed too "cozy" for my tastes. The Midnight series includes characters from her other series, so long-time fans of the author will likely find this series more rewarding than would a new reader. For Harris dabblers such as myself, I recommend reading Midnight Crossroad first to get to know the characters from series you haven't read.
Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.