Sookie has a murder investigation on her hands.
A young girl has died at a vampire party - and it looks as though her lover, Eric, might be responsible. Eric swears he didn't do it, the police don't believe him, and even Sookie isn't so sure. Nor is she inclined to take his word for it, not having caught him enjoying the victim's blood minutes before she was killed.
But something strange is going on. Why had Sookie been asked to come to the fateful party a few minutes early - just to catch Eric in the act? And why had the victim spiked her own blood before approaching Eric? Was it simply because she wanted to be irresistable, or was it something more sinister?
Sookie will have to find out ... but it's the worst moment to investigate, as her Fae family are having troubles of their own and Sookie is, inevitably, drawn in. And there is one last complication. The cluviel dor her grandmother left her. It will grant her one wish, which could fulfil Sookie's heart's desire. The only problem is, she still doesn't know what - or who - her heart truly desires ...
I have waited a long time to finish the Sookie Stackhouse series and decided now was as good a time as any!! I have really enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse journey; meeting all the amazing characters and going on each journey, so I was excited to see how it would all come to an end. Deadlocked isn’t as action packed as some of the books in the series, but it was an emotional ride for Sookie.
There is always drama when it comes to Sookie and her world. While she is at Eric’s there is a death and the police are involved. It is part of a big conspiracy that brings all her supernatural friends together. With everything going on around her, I felt that Sookie was depressed a lot of the time. She tried to carry on as usual and did her normal routine each day, but it is taxing on her. She is normally very bubbly, but not so much in this book.
Sookie is struggling with everything supernatural and it has finally caught up with her. She is still in a relationship with Eric, but is seems a bit strained. Her family and friends are moving on and are planning their own lives and families, where she seems to be standing still.
One thing I did notice was that things look like they are being tied up in preparation for the final book. It has been a difficult journey for Sookie and I am curious to see what will become of her; who she will end up with, will she get a HEA and who will be there for her? I do enjoy being in Sookies world, but this was not one of my favourite books in the series. I think that Charlaine has done a great job tying the series together and I really hope the series goes out with a bang!!