This is a review of “Deadlocked” by Charlaine Harris. It is the twelfth novel in The Sookie Stackhouse Series. It follows on from “Dead Reckoning“.
If you are a fan of the HBO show Trueblood, then you ought to know that the show has not yet reached this point in the series.
I was very excited to read this book, but as I mentioned in a previous post, I thought it best that I re-read and review the other Sookie novels to reacquaint myself with the Sookieverse after reading A Song of Ice and Fire and being so immersed in The Realm. It was so hard to not read this book first!
I am also very excited because I recently purchased tickets to go and see/meet Charlaine Harris in Brisbane on her Australian Deadlocked Tour. Squee!
After the events in “Dead Reckoning“-namely the successful assassination of Victor and a revelation concerning a possible marriage between Eric and the Vampire Queen of Oklahoma (organized by Eric’s now definitely dead maker Appius Livius Ocella)- Sookie and Eric have a lot to talk about. But they haven’t been doing much of that.
And her fae family members seem to have their own problems. Claude’s strip club is fit to burst, full of displaced fae who did not make it to the portals before Sookie’s great grandfather closed them. They’re getting antsy and homesick and that’s not a great combination.
King Felipe decides to grace Shreveport with his presence, presumably to solve the mystery of his missing regent Victor. Eric throws a party in his honour, but the party does not end well.
A young girl (an uninvited party attendee and blood donor) is murdered, her body dumped in Eric’s yard. The police are called and before they know it, all of the party guests are being questioned.
Number one suspect is Eric Northman himself. After all it was his house, his party and his fangs stuck in her neck earlier that evening.
But something is suspicious. The dead girl’s blood was spiked, and Sookie received a strange call before the party which resulted in her lateness.
Meanwhile, Tara is about to pop with her twins, Sam has given her more responsibilities at the bar, and Sookie doesn’t know what to make of the strange cluviel dor her grandmother left behind for her.
I really liked this book! I didn’t put it down, and didn’t want to. The first chapter was really quite hilarious. I Lol’d a couple of times (you could say I chortled). I really don’t want The Sookie Stackhouse Series to end.
But they do say: all good things…