No. of pages: 326
Series: Sookie Stackhouse (Book 1)
Synopsis: Welcome to Bon Temps. It's just your average sleepy backwater town. You know the kind of place... a dime store, a trailer park, a diner, and a gang of newly 'out of the coffin' undead.
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of 'disability' - she can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. But then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome - and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting for all her life.
But Bill has a problem of his own: he's a vampire. With a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of - big surprise - murder. And when one of Sookie's co-workers is killed, she fears she's next...
Review: Great start to what will be a fantastic series. Sookie Stackhouse is a southern girl with a special talent - she's telepathic. She's pretty much a loner though because the awful thoughts she hears in other people's minds just make her dislike them. So when Vampire Bill comes into the bar where she works, she's immediately attracted to the silence - she cannot read his mind, and she loves it. But when women start dying in Bon Temps, Sookie gets very worried that she may be next...
Great start to the series, introducing you to the main characters, but with a bit of action thrown in too. I already knew the plot of this book from watching the television series, True Blood, which is based on this book. So I already knew who the killer would be and who would die, but it didn't ruin it at all, the book is so well written it just sucks you in completely. I adore Charlaine Harris' style of writing, it's so easy to read, and she sure knows how to write a great story!