"Beg, borrow or steal yourself a copy!"
Sookie is trying to cope with the loss of some loved ones
and friends. The Faery War left its mark on her life and
she is hurt and angry. The only good thing in her life is
vampire, Eric Northman. Their relationship is holding and
even though he has some vampire problems to deal with, he
is there for her and she is there for him.
However, as is usually the case for Sookie, things are
about to get complicated again. The first hint of trouble
starts when the Shreveport pack ask to use her land on the
full moon and find traces of faery. The doors to the
Otherworld have been closed but it seems some are still
left behind. Then a dead body and a blast from Eric's past
all find themselves tied up in the situation, and before
you know it Sookie is yet again in the middle of a
supernatural survival of the fittest. Hopefully she will
win again and not lose anyone else close to her.
The long awaited tenth Sookie book, Dead in the
Family, already had me worrying who was going to die
next. Was the title a hint? Is this the end of Sookie or
someone close to her? You will have to read it to find out
for yourselves but I will say that I was surprised that the
title didn't mean as much as I thought it would.
Between old friends, newer relationships and completely new
characters, this book found space for nearly everyone we
have ever met and wanted to meet. There were surprises and
revelations and once again Charlaine Harris has given us
what we want. Another part of the tale, a continuation of
the series and the hope that more is on the way.
I love this series and hate waiting a year for a new
installment, and with this being the tenth book isn't it
about time we started getting at least a new part at least
once every sixth months? I am really happy that I decided
to visit the whole series again via audio otherwise I
believe I would have been a little lost at times.
All in all this was another brilliant read but there was
something lacking somewhere. I can't put my finger on it
but something dulled the story a little. Sure there were
moments of 'wow' but they were not as amazing as usual.
Despite this I loved the book and grabbed it at every
opportunity. Even read the last few pages while out with
friends because I just had to get to the end.
Fans must buy this. There is no need to wait. Beg, borrow
or steal yourself a copy because it is hard not to know
what happens next in Sookie's life. Now, as the new hit of
the Sookie drug wears off, I am preparing for the year long
wait for the next part. Trueblood season three is on and
the dvd's of season 1 and 2 will help. Maybe I will even
listen to Dead in the Family in a few months as
well. After all the narrator always does such a great job.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted July 12, 2010