Thursday, June 21, 2012
Posted by Paula Mitchell
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Penquin Books
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.
This being book 12 I see what people are saying about the books loosing their touch. Sookie is knee deep with the sups again too many to count. The big thing going on is a woman winding up dead and Sookie’s bf Eric being the most likely suspect as he just fed from her. Sookie also finds out that Alcide’s enforcer doesn’t like Sookie for who knows what purpose. Jason is finally settling down with Michele as they plan their nuptials. Tara and JB are getting ready for their twins. Sookie is finding herself wanting a simple life, but dating a vamp doesn’t lead to a simple life.
I fear what the next book will bring with Sookie alone no vamps drooling over her. Her house guests have left. I wonder what will happen in the final story. I really felt that some characters were ending their run, and yet still wonder who Sookie will wind up with. My money is on Sam as he has never used her for her gift, or made her do things she doesn’t want too.