Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a while. A long while. Bill’s sinister boss Eric has an idea of where to find him, whisking her off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. When she finally catches up with the errant vampire, he is in big trouble and caught in an act of serious betrayal. This raises serious doubts as to whether she should save him or start sharpening a few stakes of her own …
I really enjoyed this novel, more so than the first two. I thought throwing Bill and Sookie an obstacle in their relationship was a good way to keep the story fresh and interesting. The introduction of Alcide came at a good time. I felt myself really warming to this character and I must admit I spent the novel hoping the he and Sookie would hook up and she would ditch Bill because Alcide is so much nicer (I won’t say what does happen though, you will have to read it). I feel like I am taking the position of “Team ” so to speak.
This was by far my favourite novel in the series yet, but I will read the rest before I pass judgement. On to book four now!