Dead in the Family is the 10th Sookie Stackhouse novel. I have to assume you've read the previous novels in this series or you'll be lost. I have to assume you are not trying to map the books to the HBO series or you'll be even more lost.
This book takes place in the aftermath of the faery war. Some of Sookie's family died or were banished, and she's recovering from her wounds. The book goes slower in the beginning but picks up a little momentum as it moves along. Sookie has to deal with Eric's problems, Bill's problems, bodies buried in her woods, were issues, and lots of little things. I particularly like the part where Sookie works with her little cousin Hunter to help him with his telepathic ability. This was a good book and a good pace. I hope there's still lots more to come. Highly recommended.