Written by Charlaine Harris. Illustrated by Lisa Desimini. First edition, May 2010. Berkley Publishing Group, an imprint of Penguin Group.
Welcome to Bon Temps, Louisiana! Sookie Stackhouse, smart, pretty, part-fairy, and telepathic (a demon rather than fairy gift), is "mentally and physically drained" in the aftermath of being brutalized by her great-grandfather's enemies during the Fae War that wreaked havoc, and bloodshed, on Bon Temps. As she recovers, she's unaware of the hatred of one of the remaining Fae.
This is #10 in the Southern Vampire Mysteries, a.k.a. True Blood Novels (based on the title of the 2008-2014 HBO series):
Charlaine Harris (1951 - ) was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, and now lives in Texas. She's been a prolific writer, best known for The Southern Vampire Mysteries, featuring Sookie Stackhouse, which was adapted as the HBO TV series True Blood, Aurora Teagarden, and Harper Connelly. She has won many awards for her work, including the Anthony Award and the Inkpot Award.
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