From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse, a small town barmaid, comes back from the Vampire Convention in Rhodes. The convention and the bombing of the hotel and hurricane Katrina have left the Louisiana vamps hurting and missing some of their members (figuratively and literally).
This is a book where all sorts of loose ends are cleaned up. There are a bunch of supes wars and, of course, Sookie is right smack dab in the middle of them. A vamp war for control of Louisiana and a were war for Leadership. This eliminates quite a few of the minor characters, some of whom I will miss.
On the relationship front, Quinn has not been seen since the bombing and hasn't even been in touch. He can't even speed dial on his cell? Gimme a break. BUT Sookie isn't exactly MissGoodyTwoShoes. The way she treats Quinn is terrible. Guess this might clear the decks for Eric.
I am in a love-hate relationship with Sookie. I love how brave and straight forward she is but sometimes hate how she treats people.
First Line: "If this was Lord of the Rings and I had a smart British voice like Cate Blanchett, I could tell you the backgrounds of the events of that fall in a really suspenseful way."