DEAD IN THE FAMILY
Shock waves from the epic events in Dead and Gone reverberate throughout Bon Temps and Sookie Stackhouse will never be the same. The dark tone set by the previous novel continues, adding more danger. Character growth is a huge reason why Harris' novels are so addictive, and this book provides fresh revelations. This series hits a new level of excellence!
Her body may be recovering from her torture by the fae, but emotionally, Sookie's struggling. Although most of the fae have left this world, a few remain, and at least one seems to be stalking Sookie. Her fairy cousin Claude wants to move in and Sookie reluctantly agrees. Eric and Sookie's bond is closer than ever, but even that is threatened when Eric's maker comes to town. What does Appius Livius Ocella want, and will Eric be forced to give it to him? (ACE, May, 311 pp., $25.95)