Almost Midnight

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 02 Jul 2019

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Paul Doiron doesn't disappoint in the latest installment of his Mike Bowditch series. With each new book you see Mr. Doiron grow as a writer and Mike Bowditch grow as a human being. The story as always, is fast paced and rooted in today's headline. An all around great read.
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Another home run by Paul Doiron.  Exciting and fast-paced.  I love his books.
This one highly recommended.
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I made the mistake of skipping the last couple of Bowditch adventures. It was a mistake as Almost Midnight reminded me quickly why I have enjoyed Doiron’s past work. Now it’s time to back read. Thank you for this fine effort. Great read. Highly recommended!
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Almost Midnight by author Paul Doiron is a heart pounding, twisty thriller that does not disappoint! What a great read! 
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an arc copy of Almost Midnight in exchange for an honest review.
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Another amazing novel by Maine author Paul Doiron.  Having read all of the series, I'm convinced this is the best yet.  I enjoy seeing the recurring characters from previous books, and as a Mainer, can relate to the places mentioned in the book!
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I came late to the Mike Bowditch series, and initially thought him just another callow youth, bumbling his way through, and not very likable or interesting. Fortunately, unless a book is overwhelmingly bad, I tend to give a character another chance. I caught up on the series gradually, and, over time, the character developed and I came to appreciate him. I enjoy the rural Maine setting, and the characters, good and otherwise, who populate Mike's world. I was particularly interested in reading Almost Midnight because of the Billy Cronk and Shadow (the wolf dog) story lines. One of the things Mr. Doiron is so good at showing us is that things are never simple when dealing with interactions between the wild and modern society. I recommend Almost Midnight  and the entire series to readers who enjoyed William Tapply's Stony Calhoun series or Keith McCafferty's Sean Stranahan series.

I received a digital ARC from NetGalley and Minotaur Books in return for an honest review.
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It is not hard at all to give 5 stars to this marvelous series that I love so much.  Mike Bowditch is the kind of man I would want on my side and as a friend.  In this thriller he finds himself multitasking as he responds to an old friend's concerns of malfeasance while serving time behind bars, and the malicious attack on Shadow, the hybrid wolf Mike had taken under his wing for a one time.

Wonderful writing, a beautiful setting and a heck of a ending will keep me coming back for more. Please keep this series going Mr. Doiron!  

This book will be published in July, 2019.
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Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the arc of “Almost Midnight” by Paul Doiron.

Doiron’s ongoing series about Mike Bowditch, an investigator with the Maine Warden Service has been a favorite of mine. I enjoy the setting, in the vast forests, mountains and coast of Maine, and the variety of small villages, depressed former paper mill towns and law-enforcement centers of the state. This volume brings us face-to-face with old friends, human and wolf/dog, as well as new characters populating a multi-layer mystery with a satisfying conclusion.

Independent and resisting change, Mike is still trying to forge a fulfilling permanent relationship with a human partner. Readers will cheer his efforts to be more open and vulnerable, even as he acts as a magnet for trouble and danger. As he matures, Mike can see the influence of his family, both good and bad, on his choices in life and how he interprets law and order, good vs. evil.

4.5 of five stars
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