Synopsis (from Amazon)
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She’s quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn’t get out much – not because she’s not pretty – she’s a very cute bubbly blonde – or not interested in a social life. She really is . . . but Sookie’s got a bit of a disability. She can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill: he’s tall, he’s dark and he’s handsome – and Sookie can’t ‘hear’ a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the type of guy she’s been waiting all her life for. But Bill has a disability of his own: he’s fussy about his food, he doesn’t like suntans and he’s never around during the day . . . Yep, Bill’s a vampire. Worse than that, he hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble – of the murderous kind. And then one of Sookie’s colleagues at the bar is killed, and it’s beginning to look like Sookie might be the next victim . . .
First off this book was much more…adult than I expected it to be. A bit of a Twilight for adults I suppose, and not that much better either. It was enjoyable enough but not really worth the hype I don’t think. I found the more investigative bits kinda of thin on the ground, brief and they didn’t really get you thinking. I enjoyed it enough to want to read the next one (but wouldn’t have paid for it), and it was an easy read, which is good when you’re ill.