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...summary via goodreads.com
published: May 4th 2010 by Ace Hardcover (first published 2010)
details: Hardcover, 311 pagesisbn: 0441018645 (isbn13: 9780441018642)
I loved seeing Sookie and Eric discuss their relationship, and being able to see who Eric really is as a partner and lover. All the drama of the Sookie Stackhouse world we've come to know and love is there and the book ends on a "positively Shakespearean" note, as Sookie herself perfectly puts it.