Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) Series #10
Published: May 4, 2010
Unfortunately, this is not my favorite Sookie Stackhouse novel. This is not to say that I thought the book was bad because that’s not it. It just didn’t have the “spark” that some of her previous novels had. In this particular book, you can feel the weight of Sookies problems that have been resting on her shoulders due to the ordeal she had with the Fae war. This makes the book rather dark and depressing to be honest. Sookie is not her usual light hearted self in this one. I suppose it makes sense due to everything she went through in the previous book but when I pick up one of these novels I do so because they are usually an all-time favorite and because I find them lighthearted and fun. This is not what this one is like though so I hope in the next book Sookie will be back to being more herself.
In this book, we see the aftermath of the Fae War. As I said before, it is pretty dark and depressing and the characters aren’t as light hearted and fun as we have grown to see, know, and love. Many of the secondary characters play light roles in this one as well. Alcide makes an appearance but I wish to have seen more of him. The same goes to Eric and Bill. Sookie of course is apparent throughout this book. Here she is trying to figure out which fairy did not go through the portal when it was closed. She isn’t necessarily being stalked so there isn’t a huge aura of mystery here but there are some underlying issues that need to be handled in this one. Pretty much, this is the extent of the book.
Once again, while I am a huge Sookie Stackhouse fan this one just ultimately fell flat for me. It was a bit drabber than the others. With that being said, I still won’t hesitate to read the rest of the series as it is an ultimate favorite of mine! On to the next one…