Synopsis (from Amazon)
Sookie doesn’t have that many relations, so she hated to lose one – but of all the people to go, she didn’t expect it to be her cousin Hadley, a consort of New Orleans’ vampire queen – after all, Hadley was technically already dead. But she is gone, beyond recall, and she’s left Sookie an inheritance – one that comes with a bit of a risk – not least because someone doesn’t want Sookie digging too deep into Hadley’s past – or her possessions. Sookie’s life is once again on the line, and this time the suspects range from the rogue werewolves who have rejected Sookie as a friend of the pack to her first love, the vampire Bill. Sookie’s got a lot to do if she’s going to keep herself alive . . . 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.
One thing that struck me about this book in comparison to the others was the number of shall we say intimate moments, I’m not sure if they were all strictly needed, but they did probably show something about Sookie’s relationship with her new boy. I did find this one particularly slow to get started to, and there was a disappointing lack of Eric or Alcide- although imagining Quinn goes some way to remedying this he doesn’t have the personality factor that I enjoy in Eric and Alcide. [highlight for spoiler]As for Bill. Well I never really liked him, now I just feel I have a reason! To fool Sookie in such a way is cruel, and any respect I have for him has gone. However I never believed that he didn’t come to truly love her, even before he said it. I did enjoy the book despite some of the things I’ve said, although it’s probably my least favourite of the series so far.