Dead in the Family – Synopsis

November 14, 2009 in Dead in the Family - Book 10

This leaked synopsis for Dead in the Family (due out next May) has been around for a month or two, but in the interests of completeness I’m posting it here. Mainly because I’m always referencing it on forums and elsewhere, so I might as well be linking to my blog instead of somewhere else!

Charlaine Harris has confirmed the authenticity of this publishers blurb, which first popped up on the website of a UK bookseller.

I’m sure that plenty of you out in the Sookieverse haven’t seen it yet, so here it is in full for your speculating pleasure.

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 …

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