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Review: Dead as a Doornail, Charlaine Harris

This is book five in the Sookie Stackhouse series.  I’m in part reading these for the challenge over at Beth Fish Reads.  Do not read if you want to avoid spoilers for the previous books!

A sniper is shooting to kill the shapeshifter population and Sookie is worried for her brother and her friends.  It isn’t enough that Jason has become a werepanther and is about to endure his first change, but now he’s suspected of the crimes.  After all, he’s just been changed, and it’s the shapeshifters’ fault.  Can Sookie find the true villain before it’s too late?

This was another fun novel in the series and I really enjoyed reading it during the Read-a-Thon.  By now I have tabs on all of the characters and I look forward not only to each book’s individual plot but to seeing how things grow and develop in each book.  This one doesn’t disappoint.  Sookie has all of her usual love interests and then some.  It’s remarkable that one girl could have so many men decide they love her, but it does keep the story interesting even if I have to suspend my disbelief a little bit.

The plot in this book itself was okay.  I’m obviously not really reading these books for the plot, but I didn’t really guess who the culprit was until he/she was revealed.  I don’t think there were really many clues at all, and if there were any I completely missed them.  I much prefer to read and see what happens to Sookie.  She is just such a charming character; in this one she even went to the library and worried about messing up her books before other, perhaps more important, issues.  How could you not love a character that goes home with a bag of books from the library, when she’s also great in a lot of other respects?

Anyway, I don’t really have much else to say about Dead as a Doornail.  It was a read-a-thon choice, and while a great one for it, I don’t remember all that much in the mix of the other five books I read.  So I’ll just say I continue to enjoy this series, Sookie is a fantastic character, and I hope you’re reading it too!

I am an Amazon Associate. I borrowed this book from my local library.


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