Dead in the Family is the tenth book in Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampires novels featuring the character Sookie Stackhouse. I’m catching up on them so that I can finish them at last. The final book, Dead Ever After (#13) released a few weeks ago and I am going to complete them this time come hell or high water… whatever that phrase means?
They’re still entertaining, fluffy and pulpy as they are. Hmmm, considering that the books are about Vampires and the supernatural maybe “pulpy” is a distasteful choice of words… I mean tasteless… I mean… gyah! Let’s just move on, shall we?
Sookie and Eric are finally able to be with one another. But there peace is short lived when Eric’s maker, Appius, comes into town with his… erm… little “brother”. Suddenly Eric is no where and Sookie finds herself increasingly missing him, particularly now that another supernatural populace has stepped out of the closet – the Werewolves and Shapeshifter. Suddenly Bon Temps is in an uproar and it becomes a simply divided line because those who are two-natured and those who are not.
This was a fun book. Admittedly, at this point in the series, all of the best bits are surrounding the characters that I already know and love. That makes it a hard review to write, because everything is a spoiler for someone else. So I won’t dish, but I did like this book. It’s one of the better ones in recent memory.
4 out of 5 stars.