Book Review

DEAD IN THE FAMILY
by Charlaine Harris

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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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)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: ACE

Published: May 2010

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Dead in the Family

Submitted by Robin in PA on December 23, 2011 - 10:27pm.

As Sookie Stackhouse is recovering from the injuries she suffered at the hands of the faeries, she agrees to let the Weres use her property when the moon is full. She is startled when one of the Weres tells her that he could smell that a Faery had been in her woods, especially since the door to Faery has been closed. He also told her that there was a body buried on her property. Soon her Fae cousin, Claude, shows up on her doorstep, asking if he could move in for a little while. Sookie wonders if he is the Faery wondering in her woods, or if there are more Fae in the area.

Dead in the Family is an appropriate title for this book which deals with all kinds of family problems. Sookie is dealing with her cousin moving in. Eric is paid a visit by his "father" who has brought along a new "brother" for Eric. Sam is dealing with the fallout of his people finding out they have shifters in their family. Bill is dealing with his family, both alive and dead. And everyone is trying to help Sookie figure out who buried a body on her property.

I'm surprised by the negative reviews about this book. I thought this was a very solid entry in the series. It may not have as much action as some of the previous books, but the various threads are interesting and kept me entertained. My rating: 4.5 Stars.