Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Ok, now I don't know if Charlaine Harris was just running out of ideas but this stage or whether I have just read too many of these books in quick succession but I must truthfully say that I didn't enjoy this one as much as any of the others.
This book is number 10 in the Sookie Stackhouse series and the summary is as follows:
"Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with a whole host of family problems, ranging from her own kin (a non-human fairy and a telepathic second cousin) demanding a place in her life, to her lover Eric's vampire sire, an ancient being who arrives with Eric's 'brother' in tow at a most inopportune moment.
All as Sookie's trying to track down a distant relation of her ailing neighbour (and ex), vampire Bill Compton.
In addition to the family issues complicating her life, the Shreveport werewolf pack has asked Sookie for a special favour, and since Sookie is an obliging young woman, she agrees. But this favour for the wolves has dire results for Sookie, who is still trying to recover from the trauma of her abduction during the fairy war."
For some reason the story just seemed to chop and change way too much and didn't really follow just one or two plot lines which is the norm.
I just didn't feel like anything solid had developed by the time I reached the end of this book and yet again too many things are left hanging and I know it's obviously to keep more sequels happening and people buying future instalments but some closure and plot development at this stage would still be nice.
I did come across a favourite quote from this book where Sookie says at one stage "It's not that I approve of murder, but some people just beg to be killed, don't they?" This line really made me giggle because who hasn't thought this at one time or another when someone has annoyed you all the way to the bone?
Of course I'm still going to read the next instalment because that's the sucker that I am and I just hope that it does get a bit better.....
Has anyone else read this series? If so, what did you think?
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