Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. It's a job which has its own challenges, but now the vampires and the shapeshifters are finally 'out', you'd think the supernaturals would get on with each other. But nothing is that simple in Bon Tempe!
..... And Sookie has a knack for being in trouble's way; not least when she witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is known to be two-natured, suspicion immediately falls on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but before she can investigate something else - something even more dangerous - comes up.
Sookie's lover Eric Northman and his 'child' Pam are plotting something in secret. Whatever it is, they seem determined to keep Sookie out of it; almost as determined as Sookie is to find out what's going on. She can't sit on the sidelines when both her work and her love life are under threat - but as their plans gradually become clear Sookie finds the situation is deadlier than she could ever have imagine.
..... Inner front cover.
FIRST SENTENCE (Chapter 1): The attic had been kept locked until the day after my grandmother died.
MEMORABLE MOMENT (Page 154): "Those weren't my kittens" he told me ......
KEEP IT OR NOT?: One for the shelves but only because I have all of the 10 previous books.
The 11th outing in the Sookie Stackhouse/True blood series and I have to admit that not having enjoyed the last instalment (DEAD IN THE FAMILY) I started reading with more than a little apprehension.
Better than Dead In The Family, Dead Reckoning was never the less a disappointing read. Lacking in the humour of the earlier books and with a poor story line, it was the character of Sookie that I felt really let things down.
Now I know its necessary for characters to change, to develop, and especially when its a long running series, BUT I just don't like what Sookie is becoming.
No, I don't intend to continue with this series of books ...... though never say never. The only thing that would keep me reading would be to discover how the relationship between telepathic Sookie and vampire Eric plays out and I really don't think that this is a good enough reason to continue.
Purchased from the Book People catalogue, dead Reckoning is the 64th book read for my 100+ Reading Challenge.