Dead in the Family – Synopsis

This leaked synopsis for Dead in the Family (due out next May) has been around for a month or two, but in the interests of completeness I’m posting it here. Mainly because I’m always referencing it on forums and elsewhere, so I might as well be linking to my blog instead of somewhere else!

Charlaine Harris has confirmed the authenticity of this publishers blurb, which first popped up on the website of a UK bookseller.

I’m sure that plenty of you out in the Sookieverse haven’t seen it yet, so here it is in full for your speculating pleasure.

Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order, too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life – Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam – are having family problems. Eric’s maker shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow, the ailing Bill can only be healed by a blood sibling, and Sam’s brother’s marriage is about to take place …or will it? The furor raised by the coming out of the two-natured has yet to settle; some people are just not ready to sit down to dinner with a man who turns into a dog. And Sookie herself is still recovering from her last ordeal. She’s definitely improving, physically and mentally, but she’s always going to have some dark moments now. The werewolves tell her that there have been strange and ominous passers-by in the Stackhouse woods; now Sookie is about to come face-to-face with one of her more distant relatives …

1 Response to “Dead in the Family – Synopsis”

  1. 1 kelly
    April 14, 2010 at 9:59 am

    no comments?
    this excites me alot, just by putting in the first line ‘sookie stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the viking vampire eric.’ gives us hope he might win her over completely.

    bill’s blood sibling would have to be someone else also sired by lorena. he may know who these vamps are, and after all he has that damn database, looks like sookie will be asked to track down and convince this sibling because she feels indebted to bill for saving her.

    eric’s sire and ‘brother’ showing up, well this just sounds like hell in a handbasket. surely can’ be eric’s real brother, the only one we heard about died before eric, eric married his wife. so this is his maker with another child in tow, does sound like some kind of ‘king wants sookie’ plot or maybe while sookie is helping bill she needs eric to rescue her but he can’t cos of his maker, or maybe his maker just makes eric leave sookie completely. after all, the maker is all powerful aren’t they?

    i think its also quite clear that sam’s brother marriage is going up in smoke, even tho the poor guy didn’t even know his mother was a shifter. tho unless this fires up another version or uprising from FOTS i can’t see sookie having much to do with it, aside from running the bar while sam’s away. which kind of ties her up from any major travelling.

    oh so excited, this is the first time i’ve been actively counting down days till i can get a hold of this book. such a smart smart author…. 🙂

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