Library JournalSookie Stackhouse is a telepathic Louisiana gal who really wants to be normal, but suffers from a huge self confidence problem, a case of permanent bad luck, difficult relatives, and a penchant for attracting unsavory characters of the notquitehuman kind. In this fourth quirky installment in this series [which inspired HBO's awardwinning True Blood], Sookie finds that her bad luck has taken a new turn for the worse. Her love interest, Bill the vampire, runs off to Peru to do research. In his place, Sookie is stuck with Eric, Bill's boss (and head vamp for the district), who appears out of thin air buck naked with no memory of who he is or what he does. Coincidentally, Sookie's brother Jason goes missing. Wellbuilt characters and an actionpacked plot that will keep readers guessing to the end. [PW 4/5/04]
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