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Dead in the Family

Dead in the Family, May 2010
Sookie Stackhouse #10/True Blood
by Charlaine Harris

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Featuring: Sookie Stackhouse
320 pages
ISBN: 0441018645
EAN: 9780441018642
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"Even Vampires Have To Deal With Family"

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Dead in the Family
Charlaine Harris

Reviewed by E.M. Hoppner
Posted April 27, 2010

Fiction Media Tie-In | Paranormal Romance

In this latest installment in the Sookie Stackhouse series, Sookie has survived the Fae War. The healing has been slow, and not everyone is faring well. Sookie misses the connection with family that is now severed, but looks forward to her own healing, and spending quality time with her vampire boyfriend Eric--that is when he has the time now that he is under an intense amount of scrutiny under the new vampire king.

The peace and tranquility, however, don't last. This time, all of Sookie's concerns seem to revolve around family. Even though the doors to the Faery have been closed, there are recent traces of fae on her property. Does her cousin Claude and his sudden appearance have anything to do with it? Then a Were is found murdered on Sookie's land. Why was a he murdered and placed on there? To frame her? And is so, why? And the biggest question of all--why has Eric's maker returned after a long absence of almost one hundred years, and what does it mean for the future of their relationship?

The answers to these questions takes a long winding road- with multiple plots going on in Harris's DEAD IN THE FAMILY. You get more background into the depth of Eric's character as his past is dealt with in Sookie's present. As each part is solved, you are then swept up in a new mystery that when seen together are part of a larger arc. This book in the series was a good read- as it travels from one plot movement and phase to the next as Sookie deals with the two parts of the supernatural world she lives.

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SUMMARY

The #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series- the basis for HBO(r)'s True Blood-continues!

After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she's angry. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he's under scrutiny by the new Vampire King because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the Shifters coming out are beginning to be felt, Sookie's connection to the Shreveport pack draws her into the debate. Worst of all, though the door to Faery has been closed, there are still some Fae on the human side-and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry...


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