Review: Dead in the Family
To make Eric's life more complicated, his maker pays a surprise visit, with a new "child" in tow. Eric has mixed feelings for his sire, Appius. There is affection there, but also fear of the control his maker has over him. Eric's new "brother" comes in a child's body. He's bat-shit crazy --and a bed partner for Appius. It's creepy all the way around, but Eric has no power to influence the situation and Sookie has even less control.
While all this is going on, there is an unidentified Fae lurking on Sookie's property. She must deal with that threat; help the weres with the mystery of who killed one of their pack; and lend a hand to her young telepathic cousin, Hunter. Oh yeah, and Claude is back, asking to be Sookie's new roomate.
It wasn't a bad book. Fans finally get the Sookie and Eric coupledom that has been dangled like a carrot for so long. There's plenty of action. But there is something intangible missing from this installment. Maybe it's the change in Sookie, the loss of her innocence and optimism. Maybe it's the lack of sexual tension in her love life... she's got her man and the anticipation is gone. I'm not sure. But it was still good stuff and I can't wait to see what happens next. Almost 4 stars.