I am the branch head of a small town library in Florida. I tell my patrons I don't read adult books yet (sort of true..I just prefer YA books).
After finishing up the Sookie Stackhouse series, I wondered what Charlaine Harris would do next. I hadn't read any of her other stuff, and the one time I attempted to landed me with a late fee (AND I WORK AT THE LIBRARY).
Thanks to Goodreads, I stumbled upon a description of Midnight Crossroad. From the teaser I didn't know if the supernatural would be involved, but I was certainly interested in the mysterious town of Midnight and its inhabitants.
The story is told from several of the residents' points of view, which I felt helped round out the details of the plot far better than any other device could have. Each of the characters has their own secrets from each other and the reader, which makes you think a little harder as you puzzle out what is happening in the town.
As it turns out, most of the residents of Midnight do have something a little special about them, but that is not the focus of the book. I appreciated that these talents were really more about developing the characters rather than being the motor behind the story.
This is a great read for any light mystery reader or fan of the supernatural. Pick it up, just don't be disappointed when you have to wait for the next two books in the trilogy.