Saturday, 5 March 2016

Dead As A DoorNail - Charlaine Harris


Small-town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has had more than her share of experience with the supernatural—but now it’s really hitting close to home. When Sookie sees her brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time—a transformation he embraces more readily than most shape shifters she knows. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population, and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks—unless the killer decides to find her first…


So this is yet another gripping instalment of  the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, the telepathic cocktail waitress from Bon Temps.

When you look back at all of the regular characters that we've seen so far in the series, they're all here in this single book. With a few more editions to those characters is Charles the vampire doorman and Quinn the mystery shifter who the werewolves have hired as their host to their leadership contest.

Sookie seems to have a large romantic following from the shifter and vampire community,  The vampire romance coming from the obvious Eric and Bill, the shifter romance from Alcide the were, Calvin, Sam and now in this book even Quinn seems to shows interest. I find Alcide and Sam the more matching of the Shifter community in the book, Clavin seems to be too much of a far fetched love interest, in my eyes he doesn't suit Sookie well in any way, but hey what do I know?

The book has Three plot lines, yes you heard, THREE. But don't worry they all wrap up nicely and work along with each other throughout the book, There is the usual concoction of mystery and the supernatural which Charlaine Harris makes work well.  Harris has her own unique way of blending extraordinary supernatural rituals with the ordinary mundane routines of every day small town life and making it work so well.  

I do have to admit this book was slightly more gripping than the last, maybe it was down to the mix of plot lines I'll never know but with me saying that I'm still completely in love with this series, Charlaine has done a great job in getting me hooked. I give this book a rating of 5/5 and I'm definitely going on to read the rest of this series.

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