Harris, Charlaine

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
It's vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie's heart... Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she'd rather not know. And now that she's an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, she'd rather not see--like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one. There's a thing or two she'd like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet--Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It's the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric's front yard--especially the body of the woman whose blood he just drank. Now, it's up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl's fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who's set out to make Sookie's world come crashing down.

Publisher: New York : Ace Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781937007447
Characteristics: 327 p. ;,24 cm.


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Aug 30, 2014
  • sfogs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So much drama!
Poor Sookie, nothing seems to going right and as usual she is stuck right in the middle!
And all around her birthday..
The series is coming to an end, and the loose ends are starting to weave themselves together.
Great book!

Sep 03, 2013
  • universalPuppy rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Sookie is not a happy camper in this book which made the story drag quite a bit. Most of the time she is having an internal dialogue so there is less interaction with the other characters that we know & love. The storyline was obvious in it's attempt at starting to tie up all the loose ends (the series is nearing its end). But, having said all that, I still enjoyed the book. It is just that I have enjoyed other books in this series much more.

Jul 08, 2013
  • stariel rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Definitely not my favorite of the series. The plot was slow and the characters were not themselves. Hopefully the last book will tie up loose ends.

Jun 24, 2013

Okay quick read, but yes it is time for the series to end.

Jun 14, 2013

Deadlock is boring. Solving it is fun.

Apr 23, 2013
  • BlueHippo rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not as good as some ofthe earlier ones. I'm actually kind of glad the series is ending-I think it's time. Will enjoy the last book to (hopefully) resolve Sookie's love-life options!

Jan 11, 2013
  • attabeira rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

SO DISAPPOINTED. Is this the same writer?!? This has to be worst of the series. Sookie was 'uncharacteristic' at least for half the book. Eric too. So many things didn't quite fit right. The fae storyline was choppy, the Felipe one was choppy AND incomplete. They/she should have fixed and focused on the Were-storyline. Waste of paper, waste of time.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Kirb rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

1 more book to go and the series is over....not sure which way she is taking this. Still an enjoyable series. Glad that TrueBlood is on tv.

Nov 12, 2012
  • Mahala rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the book a lot and can't wait for the next one. I did find Sookie kind of doing a lot of calling the kettle black. If someone else uses her property without asking first it's just rude but she can't find it to feel bad a man ( a human) was killed in her kitchen even though he hadn't been trying to kill her ( as far as we know). She callously steps over his body to retrieve a glass of water. She hangs up on alcaide then calls him back 10 mins later for a favor. I enjoyed the book and the storyline which should wrap up in the next book. I just found Sookie is becoming a bit two- faced. what the heck was up with Eric? Not acting like the eric i enjoy reading about.I liked Bill and Bubba as usual.

Oct 15, 2012
  • kara2010 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

seems less and less joy in the last 2 books, feels like the ending of the series can't come fast enough. i probably done with it. the ending of the book didn't trill me, i just don't find sam that much interesting. sad.

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Nov 12, 2012
  • Mahala rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Eric's right, I do love you more then he does" - Bill

Nov 08, 2012
  • Mahala rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

In my universe everything fell silent!

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Sep 22, 2012

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