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Dead to the World
Sookie Stackhouse Series, Book 4
Southern Vampire Series

by Charlaine Harris

      In the past, Eric, who is a vampire, has never been nice, gentle or vulnerable. However, all of a sudden he is, and when Sookie, a psychic barmaid, finds Eric, he is running for his life. Unfortunately, Eric can't tell her what he is running from or why or anything else, because his memory is gone. Although Eric has been nothing but a threat to Sookie in the past, she can't but help this version of Eric, and begins by opening her own investigation as to who Eric is escaping from. Sookie's investigation leads her over her head into the world of supernaturals, including witches, vampires and werewolves. Sookie must decide if she is willing to give up everything to help Eric and, if she is, is she also willing to lose her heart to him?

     Dead to the World is the best book in the series so far. Eric, who I have liked in previous books despite myself, now becomes irresistible. While I do like Bill, Sookie's usual boyfriend, I find Eric intriguing, and he is the main reason I liked this book as much as I did. I also really enjoy the world Harris has created, and find it very easy to suspend my disbelief to spend time there. The writing is crisp with sly wit and humor throughout the whole story. Dead to the World is a wonderful book that kept me engaged until the very last word.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Dead Until Dark, Book 1    [review]
Dead to the World, Book 4    [review]
All Together Dead, Book 7    [review]
From Dead to Worse, Book 8   [review]
Dead and Gone, Book 9   [review]
Deadlocked, Book 12    [review]

The Book

Ace Books / Penguin Putnam
May 2005
Supernatural Mystery
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The Reviewer

Robyn Glazer
Reviewed 2005
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