Release Date: May 7, 2013
Source: Library Copy
Author Links: Goodreads | Website
There are secrets in the town of Bon Temps, ones that threaten those closest to Sookie—and could destroy her heart...
Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance…and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated.
Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime.
But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she’ll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough...
Why not finish the series out?
There's no reason not to go ahead and bite the bullet if (like me) you've already read all of the other TWELVE books. I waited a while, not because I was upset with who she was going to end up with, but because the low ratings for this one made me think it might be a chore to get through.
And it was.
I had forgotten how absolutely boring Sookie had become.
BUT NOT FOR LONG!
Yeah, after about 10 minutes of reading, all the memories started flooding back.
The alternate title for this book was, Sookie Checks Her Mail, Mows Her Lawn, Goes Shopping, Brushes Her Hair, and Takes About 40 Showers.
Evidently, Harris thinks we all give a shit what Sookie chops up and puts in her casseroles. Or maybe she's thinking of squeezing a little more money out of her cash cow? Perhaps, Sookie's Knock 'Em Dead Southern Recipes is the next book to hit the shelves?
I didn't know you could write in monotone, but apparently Harris' inner author sounds like this:
It's sad to see such a quirky charming and character turn into a lackluster chore to read about. However, if you've come this far with the series, you might as well see it to the bitter end.
It seemed like she went after every character with a weed-wacker in this. I got the distinct feeling that Harris was sick to death of these guys. Like she hated the idea of even having to write one more word about any of them again. I'm probably wrong, but it seemed like she was giving her hardcore fans the finger when she wrote this.
I'm glad I waited and got this from the library, because the thought of putting money into her pocket after reading this would piss me off.
Two stars was generous, and given mostly out of my former love for the series.
I don't want to ruin it for anyone who doesn't know what happened, but if you're interested here's the link to the review with Spoilers.