TITLE: DEAD AND GONE
AUTHOR: CHARLAINE HARRIS
Details: no. 9 Sookie Stackhouse
Sookie's life is not getting any easier. After the vampires have successfully gone public, the weres and shifters now decide to do the same. And although that initially doesn't appear to be causing too much trouble, Sookie's sister in law, a werepanther, is found crucified a day later. Was she murdered because of her dual nature, or just because she was a very nice creature?
While Sookie is trying to figure out who did the killing, she discovers that somehow she managed to become the focus of a war between various groups of fairies. And fairies turn out to be more dangerous, more unpredictable and more cruel then either the vampires or the weres.
This story, like the previous ones, contains a lot of violence, blood and sex. But, also like the earlier works, all of these are more suggested then vividly described, which for me is a good thing. Some things just don't need to be spelled out in too much detail in order to leave an impression with the reader.
And although I still enjoy Sookie's outlook on her life and the things that happen to her, I have to say that her way of rationalizing away all the weird and horrible things that happen in her life, is starting to get a bit too far fetched.
Still, I do enjoy these books, and they're light and easy reads, so I will continue reading them. If only to find out what Mrs. Harris might come up with next.