Author: Charlaine Harris
Reading Level: Adult
Released: May 3rd 2005
Review Source: Ace Books
Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana.
She has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie’s gift: she can read minds. That’s not exactly every man’s idea of date bait – unless they’re undead; vampires and the like can be tough to read. And that’s just the kind of guy Sookie’s been looking for. Maybe that’s why, when she comes across a naked vampire, she doesn’t just drive on by. He hasn’t got a clue who he is, but Sookie has: Eric looks just as scary and sexy – and dead – as ever. But now he has amnesia, he’s sweet, vulnerable, and in need of Sookie’s help – because whoever took his memory now wants his life.
The fourth book in the series is exactly what I’ve been hungering for! It’s Eric and more Eric, now that bad boy Bill has been uninvited from Sookie’s home, and her bed.
This is probably the best in the series so far. Witches have overrun Bon Temps, and they are looking for more than just go away money. They have their eye on Fangtasia, and the leader of the coven has been eyeing Eric. When negotiations go south, Eric winds up running in the dark without a thought in his beautiful brain. The witches have cast a nasty spell on Eric, put a bounty on his beautiful body to capture him. What for? Sookie has no idea but she’s just turned into his care taker, thanks to Jason.
Everyone’s looking for Eric, but no one realizes they can find him hiding at Sookie’s place. The witches are not keeping a low enough profile. It’s getting dangerious as bodies turn up, wiccans are scared into helping this Coven out of fear. Sookie’s had to call in the Were’s, things start heating up. Something strange is going on, Vampires are working with Werewolves against the Witches, and Sookie’s still caught in the middle.