This is book eight in the Sookie Stackhouse series. Sookie is back in Bon Temps, and hasn't heard from her boyfriend, Quinn, since the episode in book seven, All Together Dead, when so many of the vampire summit were injured or killed.
She unwittingly becomes involved in a Were war, and a vampire hostile takeover. At the same time, Eric, the local head of the vampire government, who Sookie shares a blood bond with, suddenly remembers a great deal of events that involve himself and Sookie, but due to amnesia he had forgotten.
Sookie also discovers more about her family history, and where she gets her gifts from. As well as dealing with current family issues that force her to deal with some things she would rather not deal with.