|Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris|
|Vampire - Mystery|
Publisher: Ace Books
Date: May 2001
Distribution: Mass Market Paperback
Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress with a disability that makes her life somewhat complicated and yet boring. Sookie can hear others thoughts, thoughts that she really doesn't want to hear. Sometimes the thoughts are insulting and sometimes the insults are about her. Thus Sookie doesn't date much since she knows exactly what the men are thinking. For years Sookie has wanted to meet a vampire, since she is from a little out of the way town in Louisiana they don't tend to come to town much. When she finally does get to meet one she finds something very refreshing. She can't read his mind. This is something she has longed for, peace and quiet. Someone she can be around that she doesn't have to hear what's going through his head. What Sookie hadn't planned on was when the vampire came to town he would be bringing excitement with him. A lot more excitement then Sookie planned on. Though she was still intrigued by the vampire and the fact that she could relax around him. The excitement begins the minute the vampire leaves the bar. Sookie ends up saving his life from two other patrons that want to drain his blood and sell it. Then other things begin to happen. Women start dying. They are being raped and then brutally murdered. It seems that someone doesn't like women that are donors or there is a vampire out there killing their donors. Sookie's own grandmother becomes a victim to the murderer, which is not his normal victim since she is neither, a vampire lover or donor. While Bill and Sookie become closer they also work towards finding the murderer. Bill is getting the blame since he is the only know vampire to reside in the city. Sookie seem to be the next on the killers list. How will Sookie and Bill's relationship fare? Will they manage to become more than friends? If so will they stay together, and is Bill the murderer as some people think? Even Sookie isn't always sure. What's the secret Sookie's boss reveals to her? That is besides the fact that he is obviously attracted to her? How this situation pans out leaves for a pretty interesting tale.
|Copyright © 2000 Carol Castellanos All Rights Reserved.|