Dead as a Doornail

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Gollancz, 2009 - Boston (Mass.) - 295 pages
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Sookie's got just a month, before the next full moon, to find out who wants her brother dead - and to stop the fiend!

Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She's a great cocktail waitress in a fun bar; she has a love life, albeit a bit complicated, and most people have come to terms with her telepathy. The problem is, Sookie wants a quiet life - but things just seem to happen to her and her friends.

Now her brother Jason's eyes are starting to change: he's about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. She can deal with that, but her normal sisterly concern turns to cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population. She afraid not just because Jason's at risk, but because his new were-brethren suspect Jason may be the shooter.

Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who's behind the attacks - unless the killer decides to find her first.

The Sookie Stackhouse books are delightful Southern Gothic supernatural mysteries, starring Sookie, the telepathic cocktail waitress, and a cast of increasingly colourful characters, including vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night.

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Loved it - fun and easy to read! - Goodreads
Terrible writing, but a mindlessly fun read - Goodreads
A light read with a good pace. - Goodreads
I was a bit annoyed with the ending. - Goodreads
Each book grows more solid in it's plot and writing. - Goodreads
These are so easy to read, I just race through them. - Goodreads

Review: Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse #5)

User Review  - Hannah (bookwormstalk) - Goodreads

This one had the most plot lines of any of the books, which I'm not sure I liked as much, but it was still quite enjoyable! It's probably my least favorite of the series so far. Read full review

Review: Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse #5)

User Review  - Angelica Raine - Goodreads

Argh so frustrating! The beginning and end was a four star but the middle definitely a two star. I was bored in the middle skim reading. I get fed up with everyone fancying Sookie! But I do love her relationship with Eric though. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Charlaine Harris is the author of several New York Times bestselling series. She is married, with children, and lives in Arkansas.

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