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This review is from: Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse Novels) (Mass Market Paperback)
Sookie Stackhouse was a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She kept to herself and seldom went on dates due to what she called her "disability". Sookie could read minds. She had to constantly keep up a mental, steel wall or go insane from all the chatter. Then a man named Bill came along. Sookie knew he was her type of guy because she could not hear a word he was thinking!
Bill was a vampire with a bad reputation. Vampires had recently become legally recognized as citizens and bars were stocking up on synthetic blood. Bill had decided to "mainstream" (live among mortals in harmony). However, a serial killer was in town. The victims were all mortal females who had consorted with vampires and Sookie was on the killer's list.
***** Now this is a very interesting type of book! This story blends fantasy, mystery, and romance to create a lethal combinations. The author has added a variety of colorful characters, both "fang" and "human", into the mix that will enthrall the readers. The story can stand alone. It has closure. However, upon finishing the book I was searching stores in hope that this was one of a series. IT IS! This book came out in the year 2001. The second came out in 2002 titled "LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS". The third came out in 2003 titled " CLUB DEAD". Perhaps this author has made new gentry in books. ***** Reviewed by Detra Fitch