author: Charlaine Harris
series: Sookie Stackhouse #11
published: 3 March 2011
genre(s): fantasy, romance, thrillers
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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...
Dead Reckoning is the 11th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and one I have very mixed opinions about. I love the series, as well as True Blood, but this one left me a little flat. I love the characters, the storylines, etc., but the lack of continuity in this book in relation to the stories already told was at times glaringly obvious. As a standalone book, it was fine, but taken as a continuation of an already established series, it lost a lot with the continuity issues. I almost think it is a bit of a disservice to long time fans and readers of the series. While I will definately continue the series, I just hope that the same issues won’t be so obvious in the following books. I really love the series and the stories as a whole and it is a shame.