Charlaine Harris on the Upcoming Sookie Stackhouse Novel
Charlaine Harris is back with a brand new Sookie Stackhouse novel May 1st! The twelfth book in the series, Deadlocked, is going to be a wild ride of blood, death and of course, romance. According to an interview with Harris, Sookie’s relationships will be shaken in this book.
"It’s vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie’s heart…
Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she’d rather not know. And now that she’s an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, she’d rather not see—like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one.
There’s a thing or two she’d like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet—Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric’s front yard—especially the body of the woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s set out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down."
When asked about how the villain of Deadlocked and about how evil/heroic the current characters are, Harris explained that it’s not as simple as that. "Very few of my characters are totally heroic or totally villainous. But the villains in Deadlocked aren’t straightforward, but devious." she said.
As for Sookie’s fun sexy times, well, things aren’t looking too hot for either Bill or Eric. Harris said, "[Bill and Sookie’s] relationship is a funny mixture of familiarity, affection, and regret. They’re no longer lovers, but Sookie has flashes of remembering how wonderful her sexual relationship with Bill could be." She added that Eric and Sookie’s relationship in Deadlocked with be very "troubled."
Sounds like lots of drama is coming Sookie’s way.
Anyone here planning on picking up Deadlocked? What are your hopes for the book?