DEAD UNTIL DARK by Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-town cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana.
She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because
she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of
"disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable.
And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome- and Sookie
can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been
waiting for all her life...
But Bill has a disability of his own. He's a vampire with a bad
reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of-
big surprise- murder. And when one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she's
fears she's next...