Review: Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (SSTB)
by Charlaine Harris
published May 7, 2013 by Penguin Publishing
353 pages
Available in Hardcover, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play store, Nook, etc

Blurb from


There are secrets in the town of Bon Temps, ones that threaten those closest to Sookie—and could destroy her heart….

Sookie Stackhouse  finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance…and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated.

Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime.

But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she’ll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough…

Even though the last few books were not up to par– they felt like filler, in my opinion– I had to read Dead Ever After because I’ve invested so much time in this series and the characters. I wanted to see them to the end. And to be honest, I was holding onto hope that Ms. Charlaine Harris was not going to disappoint.

Well, that’s exactly how I feel now after finishing the last book in the Southern Vampire Mysteries. I don’t know what else to say except that on one hand I’m glad this series is finally done. The quality has been declining for some time now and it needed to be put out of its misery. But on the other, it’s just such a let down with how the series has ended, and I’m left with a lack of closure.

1.5 out of 5 stars

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