Dead in the Family is number 10 in the Southern Vampire (Sookie Stackhouse) series of books. Here’s a description from Goodreads. Do Not Read if you haven’t read the previous books!
Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order, too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life – Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam – are having family problems. Eric’s maker shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow, the ailing Bill can only be healed by a blood sibling, and Sam’s brother’s marriage is about to take place… or will it? The furor raised by the coming out of the two-natured has yet to settle; some people are just not ready to sit down to dinner with a man who turns into a dog. And Sookie herself is still recovering from her last ordeal. She’s definitely improving, physically and mentally, but she’s always going to have some dark moments now. The werewolves tell her that there have been strange and ominous passers-by in the Stackhouse woods; now Sookie is about to come face-to-face with one of her more distant relatives…
First of all, I was very happy to get my Sookie fix! And although this one seemed to have more of a few smaller issues there wasn’t as huge of an issue that Sookie usually has to deal with in the books. Some may say that the book was less action’y and thus boring. But I was actually quite entertained and felt Sookie deserves a break. But don’t get me wrong. Sookie didn’t really get a break. She had plenty to deal with and was dealing with emotions from the last book as well.
We got to know Claude better in this book and that was an aspect I really liked. And I’m anxious to see more of him and where things go as far as he is concerned. I’m pretty sad about the person lost in the last book so I’m really glad that Claude was there in this one.
Whether this book was action’y or not I was still entertained and pretty happy with what I got out of this book.
I give it 4 Moons.
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