Favorite Lines: “His hands pulled down my sweatpants, and after a lot of fumbling and rearranging and contorting, he entered me with no preparation at all. I screamed, and he clapped a hand over my mouth. I was crying, sobbing, and my nose was all stopped up, and I needed to breathe through my mouth. All restraint left me and I began fighting like a wildcat. I bit and scratched and kicked, not caring about the air supply, not caring that I would enrage him. I just had to have air.” (p. 223)
When Sookie Stackhouse is told that her boyfriend Bill has been kidnapped, she jumps at the chance to bring him home. Bill’s boss, Eric, tells Sookie Bill is in being held hostage in Mississippi and provides her with an escort to scope out the scene starting with the best night spot for supes, Club Dead.
Once there, she meets her escort’s ex-girlfriend and the King of Mississippi, and gets a little bloody.
Club Dead carries on the tradition started in the previous two books of Sookie being physically damaged by supernatural and human monsters. In this installment she is also emotionally damaged by Bill.
One thing that I’ve really enjoyed about the Southern Vampire series is the two story angle that always takes place. For example in book one you have the introduction of vampire society and a murderer on the loose. Book two you have a sex club and murder in Bon Temps and a missing vampire and crazy hate group in Dallas. In book three you get the hunt for Bill and a psycho ex-girlfriend causing problems.
Bill’s dark side is shown, Eric’s gentler side is shown and we meet a potential new suitor for Sookie’s affections, Alcide. Alcide is a Werewolf and a good contrast to the cold that comes from the vamp world.
Sookie is a permanent fixture in the supernatural world and in this book she meets more shifters and discovers what an ass Bill is. This is my favorite book so far.