With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.
Last summer I devoured all of the available Sookie Stackhouse books – somehow they’d flown under my radar until then. (And I’ve attempted to watch True Blood, I just can’t dig it – sorry.) So I anxiously awaited Deadlocked. I know that a lot of people have fallen out of love with this series as it’s progressed, but it’s one of the few LONG series that I just can’t get enough of, and I’m heartbroken that it’s coming to an end.
Sure, this book (#12) is not near as captivating as the early books, in fact I have found that Charlaine Harris appears to be writing more about the television characters than her original book characters, which drives me crazy. But none-the-less, the spark is still there for me.
This story line was incredibly predictable – right down to the ending. But, I still loved it – I loved revisiting the characters and the town of Bon Temps. Although I did wish for a little more Jason time! I do love Sookies brother! And I was relatively glad that Eric, while having a major role in the plot, was a very minor character. (He drives me batty. Absolutely batty. And I do NOT want Sookie to end up with him.)
It also becomes very apparent that she is setting up to finish the series – which all dedicated fans knew #13 was going to be the end anyway. I have to say, I’m nervous for the final book. I’m afraid it will be a cheesy goodbye, just based on the way she’s set it up with the final few chapters of Deadlocked.
All in all? I enjoyed this book, not as solid as it’s predecessors but still worth a read for dedicated fans of the Sookie series!