Sookie's adventures in the world of supernaturals continue in Harris' fifth novel in the series. No matter what befalls her, Sookie maintains her mostly positive outlook on life and is stading up for herself more as the series progresses. I really, really like this series! There's a cameo of Lily Bard and Jack Leeds (private investigators from another Harris series) who come to Bon Temps to investigate a death. They spend some time in Merlotte's and interview Sookie at her house. Reading about them was fun, especially since my first time through the Sookie books, I didn't catch it because I hadn't read Harris' other work yet.
Just One Gripe:
Maybe it's because this comes after Dead to the World, which is a decidedly hard act to follow, but Dead as a Doornail just didn't have the stand-alone power as the other books in the series. It feels a little transition-y and the plot felt a little forced.
The Best Thing About This Book:
Sookie is getting more and more plucky and I like it. I love the last line!
Appropriate for a younger audience:
Total Score: 22/25