Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Posted on 7th January 2011 in Reviews

dead-until-darkPoor Sookie Stackhouse. The 25-year-old cocktail-bar waitress from Bon Temps, northern Louisiana, can’t seem to catch a break. Cursed with a telepathic gift that severely hindered her attempts at a normal life, it also made her subject to a fair amount of poking and prodding from members of the psychiatric profession in her youth.

Sookie daren’t even date because of all this weirdness, and has found her educational and career prospects heavily impaired by her ESP-based handicap and its overwhelming effect on her concentration.

To top it off, when the first vampire she has come across walks into her bar she finds that she is unable to read his mind; subsequently she becomes tied-up in a series of events that will change her life dramatically.  With the attempted murders of herself and the mystery vampire on the cards early on in the book, as well as the killings of several locals in this small, deep-South backwater, the stage is set for a rip-roaring supernatural-horror thriller with a healthy dose of Cajun seasoning. Click here to read more.. »