I liked this much better than the previous book, which didn't really seem to have a through-plot of its own. This book had a story that I mostly found interesting, but it also delivered some nice Sookie/Eric moments that finally seem to have kick-started their relationship after four books of the two of them dancing around each other. Alas, Harris continues to be unable to write a decent sex scene. I wish she'd stick to the nice little intimate conversations, because those worked well, I thought, and were my favorite parts of the book.
Even though something was found by Sookie and Eric, a lot was lost by Sookie and by others. This book feels like a game changer, which I think the series really needed. I'm eager to dive into Dead in the Family to see where it all goes.