This book was sort of a rollercoaster, which was unexpected. It starts out with the usual paperback-mystery-spiel: dead body, mystery, angst, resolution. But then it went off script. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
- The Weres come out of the…closet? Coffin? Body? Anyway, we now officially are aware of Were/Shifter existence. Drama ensues for Sam (because, of course).
- Crystal and Jason’s relationship takes an unexpected and nasty turn (not fond of this part).
- Eric and Sookie campy parts! yay!
- Blah blah Bill blah blah. Because, of course.
- Sookie’s Fae relative comes to find her. And of course, that goes as well as one can expect in Bon Temps.
And then the novel ends on a staggeringly dark turn that depressed me more than a little. I mean, really? REALLY? This is supposed to be my “fun” reading, not something that has me squirming in major discomfort. Get back on it, Charlaine Harris.
In short: if you’re a fan of this series, it’s very interesting, but the ending might be a little surprising. It’s less lighthearted than the rest of the series.