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In the penultimate novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Sookie Stackhouse must work with her first love to clear her current undead flame of murder...

Felipe de Castro, the vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It's the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric Northman's front yard--especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank. Now it's up to Sookie and Bill Compton, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl's fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who has set out to make Sookie's world come crashing down.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2013, c2012
ISBN: 9780425256381
Branch Call Number: Pbk MYS HAR


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Feb 24, 2019

Its a Sookie so I had to read it, but it was not that great.

kirstd31 Dec 22, 2017

I could not put it down. Sookie has so much drama in her life. Great characters and fun story. I loved the mystery aspect of this book and you finally get to meet Eric's fiance.
I can't wait to read the last book.

Aug 30, 2014

So much drama!
Poor Sookie, nothing seems to going right and as usual she is stuck right in the middle!
And all around her birthday..
The series is coming to an end, and the loose ends are starting to weave themselves together.
Great book!

universalPuppy Sep 03, 2013

Sookie is not a happy camper in this book which made the story drag quite a bit. Most of the time she is having an internal dialogue so there is less interaction with the other characters that we know & love. The storyline was obvious in it's attempt at starting to tie up all the loose ends (the series is nearing its end). But, having said all that, I still enjoyed the book. It is just that I have enjoyed other books in this series much more.

Jul 08, 2013

Definitely not my favorite of the series. The plot was slow and the characters were not themselves. Hopefully the last book will tie up loose ends.

JCLMelodyMK Jun 24, 2013

Okay quick read, but yes it is time for the series to end.

Jun 14, 2013

Deadlock is boring. Solving it is fun.

Apr 23, 2013

Not as good as some ofthe earlier ones. I'm actually kind of glad the series is ending-I think it's time. Will enjoy the last book to (hopefully) resolve Sookie's love-life options!

attabeira Jan 11, 2013

SO DISAPPOINTED. Is this the same writer?!? This has to be worst of the series. Sookie was 'uncharacteristic' at least for half the book. Eric too. So many things didn't quite fit right. The fae storyline was choppy, the Felipe one was choppy AND incomplete. They/she should have fixed and focused on the Were-storyline. Waste of paper, waste of time.

Dec 17, 2012

1 more book to go and the series is over....not sure which way she is taking this. Still an enjoyable series. Glad that TrueBlood is on tv.

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Nov 12, 2012

Eric's right, I do love you more then he does" - Bill

Nov 08, 2012

In my universe everything fell silent!

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Sep 22, 2012

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Aug 23, 2012

Sookie Stackhouse can't help herself. She just can't keep herself out of vampire politics, no matter how much she tries. Her vampire"husband", Eric Northman, is being framed for murdering a human woman, and Sookie finds herself investigating, while also questioning her own attachment to the supernatural world.


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