Dead Reckoning is the eleventh book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris and a novel of Fiction from ACE.
It’s spring in Bon Temps, and for telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse, the season will turn out to be one full of secrets revealed - secrets that will bring major changes in her life...
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. But Sookie suspects otherwise, and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit - and the twisted motive for the attack.
But her attention is divided. Though she can’t ‘read’ vampires, Sookie knows her lover, Eric Northman, and his ‘child’ Pam well - and she realizes that they are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, she is drawn into the plot - which is much more complicated than she knows.
Caught up once again in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human - and that there is a new queen on the board...
Wherever Sookie goes, trouble follows. Sam’s bar is firebombed and Sookie caught a look at the attacker seconds before the flaming bottle was thrown through the window. She is sure that it was a supe.
Then she receives word that an enemy has escaped incarceration and is more than likely headed straight for Sookie - to kill her.
If that weren’t enough, Bill is having some personal issues and comes to Sookie for advice.
Who is not asking Sookie for advice? Eric - and Sookie knows something is up with him. Not only is the new Regent causing trouble - which is costing Merlotte’s and Fangtasia money - but Eric and Pam are arguing - and Sookie knows it has something to do with her.
To top it all off - Sookie is hosting Tara’s baby shower - if she survives the week, that is.
I absolutely love this series. :) I am so glad Bubba made an appearance, he is one of my favorite characters in this series. Jason did a ride by - but didn’t stop to chat, maybe he’ll get more story time next go round.
I give Dead Reckoning 4 out of 5 stars.