Dead to the World is the 4th book in the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris. I picked up the first five in this series at the same time when I saw them in the bookstore's used book section. More romance than horror, and neither genre is my thing at all. I picked them up because they were in the mystery department. The mysteries aren't really enough to make it worth slogging through the romance. I may make it through the next one, but then again, I may not. After the way the last book handled a particularly icky date rape, I thought I'd just give up on them completely. And yet, here I am... It seems wasteful somehow to have them and not read them... I'm torn.
They've been adapted for television. Ask me if I care.
from the back of the book:
It's not every day that you come across a naked man on the side of the road. That's why cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It's Eric the vampire -but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life. Sookie's investigation into who and why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, and werewolves. But a greater danger could be to Sookie's heart -because this version of Eric is very difficult to resist...