Title: Dead Reckoning.
Author: Charlaine Harris.
Genre: Fiction, mystery, crime, vampire fiction, werewolf fiction, fantasy, romance.
Publication Date: May 3, 2011.
Summary: With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover, Eric Northman, and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot, which is much more complicated than she knows.
My rating: 8/10.
♥ Places for selling alcohol or flesh always look a little sad in the daytime, don’t they?
♥ “Do you think people really change, Sam?”
He took a moment to line up his thoughts. “That’s a pretty big question, Sookie. People can turn themselves around to some extent, sure. Addicts can be strong enough to stop using whatever they’re addicted to. People can go to therapy and learn how to manage behavior that’s been out of control. But that’s an external… system. A learned management technique imposed on the natural order of things, on what the person really is—an addict. Does that make sense?”
“So, on the whole,” he continued, “I’d have to say no, people don’t change, but they can learn to behave differently. I want to believe otherwise. If you have an argument that says I’m wrong, I’d be glad to hear it.”
♥ “You had sex with her?” I said, trying to sound neutral.
“She had saved me. She seemed to expect it. I felt it was the right thing to do,” he said.
As if Judith had sneezed so he’d lent her a handkerchief. I really couldn’t think of what to say. Men! Dead or alive, they could be exactly the same.