Review: Charlaine Harris – Dead Ever After

Charlaine Harris - Dead Ever AfterWell it’s finally here, the last book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. After the last book was left on such a cliff-hanger, I had no idea what was coming in this one, but I had a pretty good idea how I wanted it to finish. But in true Charlaine Harris style, nothing is ever quite how I wanted.

Things aren’t going well for Sookie in this book, Eric is freezing her out and she doesn’t know why. Her ex-friend Arlene shows up after being released from prison and wants a job at the bar where Sookie is now part owner, and then a murder rocks the town, and Sookie is arrested. There is no evidence, but the police chief is pretty adamant that she should be in prison. Never-the-less, she is released on bail, and promptly starts her own investigation into what happened.

Things are wrapped up quite nicely in the end. When I first read it, I didn’t think it ended how I wanted it to end, but looking back now, I think it was right. The main question was always going to be which man Sookie ended up with, and we should really have known it right from the start, 13 books ago.

As I expected, I really loved this book. It was fast paced, and full of the usual mix of action and romance that I have come to expect from these books. Harris definitely did not disappoint, the only disappointing part is that this is the last one. But now I’ve got all 13, I will probably read them all in series at one point, it would be nice to go all the way through without waiting a year between books.

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