Dead as a Doornail- Charlaine Harris

Chairlaine Harris' "Dead as a Doornail

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Synopsis (from Amazon)

Sookie’s got just a month, before the next full moon, to find out who wants her brother dead – and to stop the fiend! Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She’s a great cocktail waitress in a fun bar; she has a love life, albeit a bit complicated, and most people have come to terms with her telepathy. The problem is, Sookie wants a quiet life – but things just seem to happen to her and her friends. Now her brother Jason’s eyes are starting to change: he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. She can deal with that, but her normal sisterly concern turns to cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population. She afraid not just because Jason’s at risk, but because his new were-brethren suspect Jason may be the shooter. Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks – unless the killer decides to find her first. 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.


This one surprised me a bit because it barely had vampires in it compared to the others (highlight for spoiler)even if the killer did turn out to be a vampire…or at least the one who was trying to kill Sookie! At least it had a fair bit of Alcide in, who is still my favourite, and quite a lot of Sam who I grow to like more and more with each book. A little Eric too who I like to see, and not too much Bill who I’m not so fond of.  It strikes me more and more that although Sookie is technically the heroine, she’s barely ever works things out by herself, and i’s only ever towards the end that she really seems to be the heroine. The romance in this book I find a little confusing, I mean she seem to like these guys but doesn’t get her act together, and I don’t understand how she can have spent years and years with no dates then after she’s dated a vampire she’s suddenly so popular.


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