Synopsis (from Amazon)
Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face-to-face with a beastly creature which gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn’t enjoy it). The point is: they saved her life. So when one of the bloodsuckers asks for a favour, she obliges – and soon Sookie’s in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved, but she makes one condition: the vampires must promise to behave, and let the humans go unharmed. But that’s easier said than done, and all it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly . . . The Sookie Stackhouse books are delightful Southern Gothic supernatural mysteries, starring Sookie, the telepathic cocktail waitress, and a cast of increasingly colourful characters, including vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night.
I don’t really have much extra to say about this book than I had to say about the previous book in the series (my previous review). Again I didn’t find I really got into the mystery, although as there was less background information I did find this book better for that. One thing I did find annoying about this book is that I was most interested with the death of Sookie’s workmate, which was set up to be the main plotline but which ended up being rushed to be closed up at the end. It seemed like Harris had put it it to get a plot started quickly but then let it fall to the wayside only to ralise towards the end that the reader might want to know what had happened. This has made me put the score down a little.