TITLE: DEAD TO THE WORLD
AUTHOR: CHARLAINE HARRIS
Details: no. 4 Sookie Stackhouse
Another instalment in the series featuring a mind-reading cocktail waitress, vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters and an ever increasing cast of other supernatural creatures.
Sookie is still upset after her break-up with Bill, her vampire neighbour ex boyfriend when she sees an almost naked man running along a road in the middle of the night.
The man turns out to be Eric, the leader of the local vampire community. The normally sexy and dangerous Eric is not himself though. A witch has put a spell on him and he has lost his memory, leaving him vulnerable and sweet. He is also in severe danger because the witches who took his memory also want to kill him.
Against her better judgment Sookie agrees to let Eric hide in her house, an act which lands her in the middle of a battle between witches, vampires and werewolves. And as if that doesn't complicate her life enough, her brother disappears, she finds herself irresistibly attracted to Eric and face to face with a shifter determined to kill her.
As always this was a fun, thrilling and sexy story. Charlaine Harris succeeds very well in making all her creatures part of our every day world, making me almost believe that I might just run into one of them one of these days.
This was the perfect book to read in between to heavier ones.