Friday, January 14, 2011

Dexter in the Dark

Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, #3)Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I did not enjoy this book as much as the others. It was darker in content (I actually had a nightmare one night). I didn't like adding the children into the serial killer mix. As a mother of two children it made it very disturbing to read. Another thing that I didn't like was the author took some parts of the book out of Dexter's first person narrative. There were confusing passages about IT that were hard to comprehend.
I did still enjoy Dexter's witty commentary. I hope that the series goes back to what it was in the first two books.

Series: Dexter Book 3

Synopsis: In his work as a Miami Crime Scene Investigator, Dexter Morgan is accustomed to seeing evil deeds... particularly because, on occasion, he rather enjoys committing them himself. Guided by his Dark Passenger (the reptilian voice inside him), he lives his outwardly normal life adhering to one simple rule: he kills only very bad people. Dexter slides through life undetected, working as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department, helping his fiancee raise her two adorable (if somewhat... unique) children, and always planning his next jaunt as Dexter the Dark Avenger under the light of the full moon.

But then everything changes. Dexter is called to a crime scene that seems routine: a gruesome double homicide at the university campus, which Dexter would normally investigate with gusto, before enjoying a savory lunch. And yet this scene feels terribly wrong. Dexter's Dark Passenger senses something he recognizes, something utterly chilling, and the Passenger - mastermind of Dexter's homicidal prowess - promptly goes into hiding.

With his Passenger on the run, Dexter is left to face this case all alone - not to mention his demanding sister (Sergeant Deborah), his frantic fiancee (Rita), and the most frightening wedding caterer ever to plan a menu. Equally unsettling, Dexter begins to realize that something very dark and very powerful has its sights set on him. Dexter is left in the dark, but he must summon his sharpest investigative instincts not only to pursue his enemy but to locate and truly understand his Dark Passenger. To find him, Dexter has to research the questions he's never dared ask: Who is the Dark Passenger, and where does he come from? It is nothing less than a search for Dexter's own dark soul... fuled by a steady supply of fresh doughnuts.

Recommended Reading:
Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Dexter is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay
Long Lost by Harlan Coben

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