Reviewed by Marlyn Beebe.
What is difficult to determine is the reason for the elaborate plan, and just who concocted it.
On top of this, Sookie has to deal with the rest of her life, as complicated as ever. She's now an investor in Merlotte's Bar & Grill, having lent Sam some money for structural repairs, and therefore has more responsibility. Sam's girlfriend Jannalynn is deeply jealous of Sookie's friendship with him, and is making their working relationship very difficult.
Tara is expecting twins very soon, and though her boutique is doing well, she and her husband JB are worried about finances. Sookie's fae housemates Dermot and Claude are homesick, since the portal to their homeland was closed and they're unable to go back and forth as they once did. And she also has to keep the magical cluviel dor safe while she decides what to do with it.
Sookie, who has always been remarkably forbearing about her complicated life, is starting to feel stressed. She's annoyed that Eric is distant and uncommunicative, and feels caught between the various factions of supernaturals, all of whom seem to think she should be on their "side".
Make sure you start this book when you have nothing else planned: you won't want to put it down until you reach the end.
FTC full disclosure: Many thanks to my step-daughter for lending me the book so I wouldn't have to wait for months to get a copy from the library!