This is the beginning of a vampire series. Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress with a disability, at least that is how she sees it. Her disability is that she reads minds, unless she is consciously blocking, she hears what everyone around her is thinking. Then into the bar walks Bill Compton, vampire, and for some reason, she can't read his mind, even if she tries. Sookie is intrigued and interested in Bill, and suddenly, there are a series of murders occurring, that appear to have been committed by vampires. Sookie must solve the crime in order to ensure her security as well as Bill's.
This series reminds me very much of Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake series, I am enjoying it so far.