Debbie Pelt's family is still actively looking for Debbie and are pestering Sookie about her whereabouts. In the meantime, Sookie is starting a relationship with were-tiger Quinn, but supernatural beings seem to be interfering at every turn. Sookie's cousin Hadley, a former drug addict was turned into a vampire. Unfortunately, she didn't last very long as a vampire and was killed. Louisiana's vampire queen has summoned Sookie to New Orleans to settle her cousin's affairs as her next of kin. Hadley has left some nasty surprises waiting for Sookie in her apartment. Sookie also finds out a horrible secret about Bill. On top of that, Sookie gets caught in the middle of a terrible vampire political battle.
This novel had a slightly different feel. A new character was introduced, who may become a new ally/friend for Sookie in future novels. I am rooting for Quinn to be Sookie's new boy. He seems safer for her than her vampire interests of the past, but I don't know if that will work out or not.