It’s vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie’s heart….
Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she'd rather not know. And now that she's an adult, she also realizes that some things that she knows about, she'd rather not see—like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one.
There's a thing or two she'd like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet—Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric's front yard—especially the body of the woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it's up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl's fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who's set out to make Sookie's world come crashing down.
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So disappointing. I’ve started listening to these books in about October last year, and have now listened to all of them several times. I was so looking forward to this one, but what a letdown! Nothing happened - it felt shallow and as though it was actually a teaser for the real story. Lots of things were alluded to, but none of them actually happened.
It was almost as though Charlaine made a few vague story plot ideas and then got someone else to write it; ‘Yeah, Tara’s babies need to come; include some stuff about Eric and Bill; hey maybe Quinn should pop up again; and don’t forget to remind them about Hunter, that lawyer, Jason, Dawn and the famous chocolate cake; the fae and anyone else we’ve forgotten. Just check the character list…’
As for narration; I love Johanna Parker, and cannot imagine Sookie any other way, but it really, really annoyed me when she started trying to have Bill say 'Sookie' in the way he does on True Blood. We get that it's becoming a bit of a catch-phrase, but I would guess that most fans of the books are like me - the TV series is very separate from the books. Once you get into it, they are hardly the same story, so it's just a cheap sell out to try and emulate the actor's voice (having said that, I suspect that it was under direction from someone else, not Johanna's idea). She didn’t maintain it anyway, so that in itself was distracting.
Right, what else can I listen to on Audible? Please give me some ideas!!
I had hoped with this series wrapping in one more book that the tendency to meander and just be really disorganized plot wise would be better. It was not, it was worse. It's really time for Sookie to grow up, get out of her head, stop feeling sorry for herself and get a life. I rarely regret my credits but I do this one.
On the bright side, Johanna Parker does her usual competent job.
I am a mom of 4 that loves loves loves my Megan, Colin, Joshua & Aiden baby.
SO VERY GOOD!
just the others in the series, I have not read many vampire books so I dont have much to compare them with.
well... Eric of course! What is not to like about a huge strong blonde Viking, vampire???? I love his accent and the deep voice she uses, I can't fail to mention Sookie also, I grew up in Shreveport so I love the correct accent she uses, some might think that it is a cajun accent, but WAY up north LA it is just a good southern accent and she knew that and used it. I am always amazed at how well she does every voice, I can always tell who is speaking based on the voice and the accent, She really has an amazing tallent in this area!
of EVERY book it is Eric, I want one!!
WHY did you leave the end the way you did? It is not fair that I should have to wait years maybe to find out what happened. Do you want me to die early due to lack of sleep? You could have given a hint!!!
Thank the Godds we are done with the Fae. CH tied up loose ends that were left from previous books. All Sookie's friends and family seem to be settled on happy paths. All Sookie's lovers make an appearence and it looks like we are down to Eric or Sam for Sookie's future. I am still in Sam's corner on that.
Yes, I just love the character of Sookie, Sam, Pam, Eric, Bill et. al. they have changed in each of the books in this series.
Sookie is the number one favorite, but her boss/friend Sam and Pam are very interesting as well.
Johanna Parker does this series perfectly, Every character has their own nuances. and you know who's speaking every time she does the narration.
SPOILER; The very end when there is a fight to the death at the packs farm. It is something you know that Sookie would do for a friend. (can't say or would totally ruin for you)
I just wish there were a few more chapters, the book left the situation of Eric and Sookie up in the air, not knowing if he'll stay with her or leave to fulfill his contracted marriage made by his maker before he was killed. I guess we'll have to wait for book Thirteen.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
Dear Ms. Harris:
Please end the Sookie Stackhouse series quickly and peacefully. Each book is dragging on with little additional story and much recap of the previous books. I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the series, and since that time each book has gotten progressively worse. The latest 10-ish hours I spent listening to this book could have been done in one hour or less with a simple summary, because really, not that much happened in the latest installment.
To those of you inclined to read/listen to this book: only a few days pass in the story of "Deadlocked" and there are werewolves, vampires, fairies and other "sups." People die. Sookie is surprised several times. Eric wants to have sex with Sookie. Bill pines for Sookie. Sookie may have a crush on Sam. Yup, that about covers it. You've now just saved time and money on this book.
Audible makes me love being stuck in traffic :)
Sookie. I watch True Blood and I've read and/or listened to all of the Sookie novels and, as far as I'm concerned, Johanna Parker IS Sookie Stackhouse.
This was a good book, but I liked all the other Sookie books better. SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT - I had a hard time with the sudden character turnarounds with Claude and Jannalynn. It seemed forced. It might have been better if the book were longer and Ms. Harris spent more time cultivating the changes, but I just didn't understand them. I also didn't really understand the point of sending Kym Rowe to Eric's house. I mean, I get the why, I just thought it was a weak reason to do send her and a weak reason to kill her. Overall, the plot just seemed thrown together and not as well developed as the previous books. I sure hope the next one is better, since it is the last.
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I really loved this series all the way up to the last couple of books. This one was way more about Sookie's day to day life and didn't have the same thrill... not as much romance, not as much action, not as much sex, etc. It really left me feeling like I shouldn't have bothered with it. It seems like Charlaine Harris is running out of storyline too fast. That's unfortunate too, since I've read that there's a 13th book in the series.
yes, I loved all of her books until this one.
I just really miss the action and the passion that is usually in her books.
mom of 2
Of course, I'll read her next book- but this was a major disappointment for me.
There was no real plot, and hardly any mentioning of Eric. This book was a huge disappointment and overall- really boring. The narration was excellent, as always. I kept hoping that the book would start "getting good" but it just never did.
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