Review: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

Deadlocked – Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)
2012, Hachette Gollancz
336 pages
RRP: AU$29.99
ISBN: 9780575096585

Reviewed by Ruza Foster

Deadlocked is the penultimate novel in the southern vampire mysteries series, and while I’m a fan of this series I think Harris has really started scraping the bottom of the barrel with this latest release. Perhaps she should have put Sookie and Eric to rest much earlier.

Of course with the popularity of the TV adaption (fans will know that the TV series does not follow the same storyline as the novels) I can understand why she would want to stretch things out a little bit more. Although I ripped through this instalment much like I did with all the others, Deadlocked left me feeling decidedly flat at the end, asking of Harris, “Is that it?!” The story meanders around with Sookie bumping into one crisis after another as usual – does it ever end?

Vampires, werewolves and the fae all play their part, and it would seem everyone is out to get Sookie, so nothing out of the ordinary there! Fans will be happy to know that Harris is starting to tie up some loose ends in the lead up to the final novel in the series, so if you’re a fan and you’ve read all the other Sookie books, you should probably read this one too. Although this is not a particularly positive review, I will nevertheless be reading the final instalment when it comes out in May next year as I’m dying to know how she wraps up the saga that is Sookie and Eric!

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Review: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris, 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings