Book 32: Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

Posted May 8, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments


About the book: Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order, too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life – Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam – are having family problems. Eric’s maker shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow, the ailing Bill can only be healed by a blood sibling, and Sam’s brother’s marriage is about to take place… or will it? The furor raised by the coming out of the two-natured has yet to settle; some people are just not ready to sit down to dinner with a man who turns into a dog. And Sookie herself is still recovering from her last ordeal. She’s definitely improving, physically and mentally, but she’s always going to have some dark moments now. The werewolves tell her that there have been strange and ominous passers-by in the Stackhouse woods; now Sookie is about to come face-to-face with one of her more distant relatives…

Gosh! I hate reviewing these books now because there are so many new fans to the book series because of the TV Series. Charlaine is a great writer who knows her characters inside and out. She knows exactly how they will act in any given situation even when we really hope that they won’t. I liked this book because of many of the reasons I figure most people will have a problem with it. I felt like it was a good view into how Sookie’s life will be for a while. She is involved with the Supe world and that is not going to change. Normal for her is just something she is going to have to adjust to. I love that the over-arching part of this book is all about Family. I loved getting to spend more time with the characters and learn more about them through their connections to other characters through blood. I think this book served a very good purpose in giving you an inside look into the reasons many of these characters act and think the way they do. This is not as fast paced as the other books and quite frankly after the last book, I think this was perfectly paced. I am scared that she is getting to a point where she is going to wind up the series. It kind of felt like that while reading this book, that the next few were going to be a way of winding it up. I hope I am wrong!

This is a must read for anyone who is caught up in the series. My only caution is not to read this book out-of-order unless you don’t care about spoilers.

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