#3 in the Sookie Stackhouse series.
After some odd interactions between them, Sookie learns that Bill has suddenly disappeared. It appears he was coffin-napped while traveling and Erik enlists Sookie’s help in finding him. Sookie teams up with the werewolf Alcide Herveaux and together they head to Jackson, Mississippi to launch an investigation that takes them deep into a supe(rnatural) bar. There they meet the King of Mississippi and after a scuffle one night, Sookie finds herself at the King’s mansion and face to face with a few brutal realities about her so-called love life.
Sookie begins to learn that not everything about her relationship with Bill is what it seems, that she’s highly desirable to many supernatural creatures (which may or may not be a good thing), and that she seems to be a magnet for danger. Her patience with men is put to the test and her ability to handle angry ex-girlfriends begins to show. Bad things happen to and around Sookie, but she’s not planning to be a victim to them.
This book is filled with mystery, suspense, angry shifters, questionable werewolves, sexy vampires, and the happenings in this one plant the seeds to many events and storylines that happen in later books. Unlike the two previous books in the series, Club Dead takes place almost entirely in Jackson, Mississippi and we meet a whole bunch of reoccurring characters that appear again later on.
I want to include a trigger warning for sensitive readers as there’s a rape scene. It’s not violent, and it’s not intentional, but it is described with enough detail that it could make some readers uncomfortable. Charlaine Harris does a good job of handling this piece of writing and it’s over very quick and the reason it happens is apparent given the extensive details she’s written about how sex and feeding are tied together for vampires.
I gave this book 5 out of 5. It’s not my favorite of the Sookie Stackhouse books, but it is in the top 5 of them.
If you’d like to read more about Club Dead by Charlaine Harris, check it out on Goodreads.
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