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. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows...This book had a lot of Sookie on her own, narrating along. It's always interesting to be in her head. I would have liked more Eric but then, I don't think you ever truly have enough Eric. There is a fair amount of fairy family drama, which is pretty interesting. We get to see a lot more from Claude and Dermot. Sookie is also really trying to figure out everyone's angle, so it's a pretty suspenseful plot and we get to see Sookie really trying to find her place in the world of humans and supernaturals. I really enjoyed this book. This series is definitely an adult series due to language, violence and sexual shenanigans but older teens might be able to handle it. The next Sookie Stackhouse book, Deadlocked, will be out on May 1, 2012. But if you can't wait that long, Charlaine Harris just put out her Sookie Stackhouse companion! You can check out Charlaine Harris' website to learn more about her Sookie Stackhouse series and her other works. You can also go here to add any of the book to your Goodreads.
Dead Reckoning earns 4 Fairies from me for the love of Eric, the strange fae relations and the snarky Sookie-ness!