From Dead to Worse (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 8)
by Charlaine Harris
Cover Artist: Lisa Desimini
Review by Gayle Surrette
Ace Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441015894
Date: 06 May 2008 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Sookie is trying to put all the events All Together Dead behind her. But Quinn has disappeared with no word. Her brother and his wife seem to be having some problems. The anti-vampire element is gaining strength post-Katrina as the vampires of southern Louisiana struggle to recover from the storm and the bombing. Other than a bit of depression, Sookie's doing okay -- even having someone sharing her house isn't so bad. But isn't that always when things fall apart? From official release/information:
From back of book: The supernatural community in Bon Temps, Louisiana, is reeling from two hard blows--the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the man-made horror of the explosion at the vampire summit the month before in the up-north city of Rhodes. Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But that's just not happening. Too many vampires--some friends, some not--were killed or injured, and her weretiger boyfriend, Quinn, is among the missing.
It's clear that things are changing, whether the Weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not. And Sookie--friend of the pack, blood-bonded to Eric Northman, the leader of the local vampire community--is caught up in the changes.
In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death...and, once more betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood flowing, her world will be forever altered....