Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark : A True Blood Novel

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Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much - not because she's not pretty, she's a very cute bubbly blonde, or not interested in a social life - she really is ...but Sookie's got a bit of a disability. She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill: he's tall, he's dark and he's handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting all her life for. But Bill has a disability of his own: he's fussy about his food, he doesn't like suntans and he's never around during the day ...Yep, Bill's a vampire. Worse than that, he hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind. And then one of Sookie's colleagues at the bar is killed, and it's beginning to look like Sookie might be the next victim ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 22mm | 230g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575089369
  • 9780575089365
  • 10,834

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"A great read that will grip you. The characters are believable and the book is a great mixture of paranormal thriller and laugh-out-loud fun." WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY
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About Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is the author of several NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series. She is married, with children, and lives in Arkansas.
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456,660 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (151,903)
3 22% (98,686)
2 6% (26,302)
1 3% (11,681)

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Forget the TV series (very disappointing) get the book! Filled with characters with all too human (or inhuman) flaws. Those with power use it ruthlessly. These vampires aren't pets. The vampires may have gone public, but they still see humans food - despite synthetic 'True Blood' being available. People are suspicious and prejudice against vampires (they don't know about the other supernatural beings). Bill is a vampire trying who returns to his home town (or it was during the civil war) wanting to live a more human way. Sookie (a mind reader) finds him perfect because she can't hear what he's thinking; but being with Bill draws Sookie into the world of vampires who see her as a tool to be manipulated, but Sookie has ideas of her own. All in all it makes for a great beginning for the more
by Denise Wessner
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