Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

The Sookie Stackhouse series, book 11

Review of book 10, Dead in the Family, can be found here

With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. But Sookie suspects otherwise and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit - and the twisted motive for the attack. But her attention is divided. Though she can't 'read' vampires, Sookie knows her lover Eric Northman and his 'child' Pam well - and she realises that they are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, she is drawn into the plot -which is much more complicated than she knows. Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human - and that there is a new Queen on the board . . .

It's basically your run-of-the-mill Sookie Stackhouse book. It takes place over the course of a few days and an awful lot happens, but at the same time it's pretty shallow and you don't really feel a big dramatic change.

Some loose ends are taken care off and baddies die - as they always do. Looking back there wasn't actually a whole lot going on. Instead of a huge plot and many subplots all over, it's really just a couple of days in Sookie's life where things happen and she has to deal with them - again.

Dead Reckoning is definitely better than the previous, which I was so disappointed about, but all in all, the series is beginning to feel thin and stretched (like too little butter scraped over too much bread). Maybe Harris is running out of things to write about. Sookie has been through pretty much everything and it's hard to see where things will go now without them being too far-fetched or put things at an ultimate stand-still.

Regardless of it all though I greatly enjoyed returning to the Sookie universe and couldn't put this book down once I started on it.

336 pages / published in 2011
Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2011


  1. I'm only on number 8 but I'm already feeling like the series has dragged out a bit. I think I need a few months away from it.

  2. @Tiny Library - it does really drag on. Still worth a read though :)

  3. I really enjoyed this one, but the more time I spend away from it the more I wonder if I was just hanging out for some Eric and that's skewed my opinion :-)

  4. @mummazappa - he is a very enjoyable character ;) Who doesn't like the thought of a tall bad ass viking? ;)


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