Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I know a lot of people didn’t like this one so much. They felt like it was a bit short (true) and that the tension between Sookie and Eric had run its course (also true).
Even given those two facts, I really liked the book once we got through the opening scenes where Sookie is recovering from being tortured in the last books. The mental and physical aspects of her recovery was actually “realistic” and a bit sad. Which sucked. I read read these books for the light hearted fun.
So once that was over and it turned more into an action thriller, I thought it was quite good.
Finding out more about Eric’s maker was interesting, and the ending was exciting.
The one —Spoiler Alert— thing I thought was a little strange was that the father of Claudines baby was hanging about. I don’t think a cold and viscious fairy would be so circumspect about getting to Sookie if he was pissed. I think he would have just cut her down and moved on.