Sookie has a murder investigation on her hands. A young girl has died at a vampire party - and it looks as though her lover, Eric, might be responsible. Eric swears he didn't do it, the police don't believe him, and even Sookie isn't so sure. Nor is she inclined to take his word for it, having caught him enjoying the victim's blood minutes before she was killed.
But something strange is going on. Why had Sookie been asked to come to the fateful party a few minutes early - just to catch Eric in the act? And why had the victim spiked her blood before approaching Eric? Was it simply because she wanted to be irresistible, or was it something more sinister?
Sookie will have to find out . . . but it's the worst moment to investigate, as her Fae family are having troubles of their own and Sookie is, inevitably, drawn in. And there is one last complication. The cluviel dor her grandmother left her. It will grant her one wish, which could fulfil Sookie's heart's desire. The only problem is, she still doesn't know what - or who - her heart truly desires...
©2012 Charlaine Harris (P)2012 Recorded Books
"Bringing Sookie back home to roost.."
The most important thing you have to remember when reading a Sookie Stackhouse book is that it isn't True Blood. The two should be regarded as different stories with the same characters.
I personally think Harris managed to bring this twelfth book in the series, back home to roost again. She has linked into her characters as they were in the beginning, as opposed to what they are in the TV series. Which means this book has a laid back and comfortable quality to it.
It wasn't until I had finished the book that I realised there was no naughty scenes at all,which also means the story didn't need them. I missed Pam and her witty remarks and Eric played the understudy this time. I also thought there were far too many scenes that had Sookie shopping, painting her nails and having a shower.
Harris seems to have tired of the set of characters and appears eager to bring the story to a conclusion. Going by the last scene I do hope it won't be 'a happy ever after Bon Temp waitress gets mediocre life' one.
I bought the Audio version of this book and as always the narrator Johanna Parker is brilliant. She has Sookie down to a fine art, which makes listening even more of a delight.
"Better than book 11..... just"
I Love love love Sookie Stackhouse books. But I probably should have stopped reading them around book nine or ten. There was a lot of "i brushed my hair......I went to the library......I went to the store...." what I call feel is filler fluff to pad the story out. It's not like there were any reason to include so many mundane details, they weren't relevant, but they went on and on and on and on......
"Almost at the end now!"
Although I am sure that many perceive this sort of book as little more than 'mental' floss, I've enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series of books. I can appreciate why many readers won't want this series to end, which it surely must within the next couple of books. I preferred this story to the previous book and even though the story arc is moving towards the inevitable end of the series (anyone who hasn't realised who Sookie is going to end up with must have been glamoured!), I was still a little disappointed with the almost inevitable departure of Eric, who surely is the best character in the series. As always excellent narration by Johanna Parker, who really has made the characters in this book come to life (even the dead ones)! Enough puns, if you liked the previous books then stop dithering and just download it already!
First of all i love Sookie and all her mad, crasy and funny world. But...The séris is reaching a slow and excruciating end. More of the same. "I washed my hair. Dryed it. Did my morning routin. Did some washing. Sat on the porche...." And on and on it goes as you wait for the story to pick up while she does what she always does and re-expaines what happend in all the previus books...and appart from a little mystery that unravels and a 3 min panick at the end all and all for the fist time i found a C.Harris book boaring... To the sookie fans i would recommend to follow any how...i still hope to fined out were she ends up in her mad life.
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