Dead as a Doornail, by Charlaine Harris

19 Jul

  • Format: Paperback 304 pages
  • Published: July 9, 2009
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co

Back cover blurb:

Sookie’s got just a month, before the next full moon, to find out who wants her brother dead – and to stop the fiend! Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She’s a great cocktail waitress in a fun bar; she has a love life, albeit a bit complicated, and most people have come to terms with her telepathy. The problem is, Sookie wants a quiet life – but things just seem to happen to her and her friends. Now her brother Jason’s eyes are starting to change: he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. She can deal with that, but her normal sisterly concern turns to cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population. She afraid not just because Jason’s at risk, but because his new were-brethren suspect Jason may be the shooter. Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks – unless the killer decides to find her first.

My review:

Definitely not as good as the last one, mainly because of a lack of vamps. Eric, in particular. He breezed in and out a couple of times, and I loved him trying to remember what happened in the last book, but there just wasn’t that spark that we all love so much. No smexy times at all, in fact.

This book was more about the shifters, and they aren’t really my cup of tea. Sookie is certainly popular with them, though, and manages to pick herself up yet another admirer in the form of Quinn. I assume he will return at a later date.

The ending was a surprise – I had most of the bad guys picked but one – but I should have known. I was glad to see the return of Bubba, too – man, I wish they would write him into True Blood. That would be a hoot!

I’ll keep on with the series, of course. Hopefully there’ll be more vamps in the next one.


My rating: 3/5


3 Responses to “Dead as a Doornail, by Charlaine Harris”


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