by Jeff Lindsay
DoubleDay (Random House)
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Description: A witness. Such a simple concept - and yet for Dexter Morgan, a perfectly well-disguised serial killer, the possibility of a witness is terrifying. As an upstanding blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police, Dexter has always managed to keep the darker side of his life out of the spotlight. An expert at finding truly bad people - murderers who've long escaped justice - and giving them his own special attention. But now someone has seen him in the act. Dexter is being followed, manipulated and mimicked, leading him to realize that no one likes to have a double - especially when his double's goal is to kill him.
The Good Stuff
- Carianne would be so disappointed in me -- but I love these books and the tv show too. I sorry Care, but they are sooo well written and frickin hilarious and really bring up some interesting conversations
- Twisted with plenty of dry dark humor, you will not be able to help yourself, you will laugh
- Good storyline with plenty of action and lots of twists and turns
- Dexter's inner monologues are brilliantly funny
- I have a feeling I missed reading the previous book as there are some plot points that made me feel like I was missing something - when did Deb have a kid? (Didn't affect my enjoyment of the story though so you could start reading the series here and still enjoy)
- Good development of secondary characters (love that certain characters that are dead on the show still live on in the book)
- A clown gets murdered -- come on who REALLY likes clowns (And no I don't really take pleasure in ANYONE getting murdered its fiction people)
- Loved Dexter's comments about his infant daughter and each and every parent will totally get it
- Makes you really think -- yup you are cheering for a serial killer to get away with it
- The scenes with Dexter at Boy Scout Camp will have you totally laughing your ass off
- One of the story lines was tidied up too quickly and neatly
- I am slightly disturbed by the characters of Astor and Cody in the books (Can totally understand why these characters were altered for the tv show)
- I love the books but have to be honest I feel more a connection to the Dexter on the show because of his spark of humanity
"That's it," she said. " You looked inside, threw up and called it in?"
"I came, I saw, I blew chunks," Vince Masuoka muttered beside me, but happily for his health Deborah didn't hear him."
"They were staring at the body and, to their credit, one or two of them actually tried very hard to look horrified as they craned their necks to see. Of course, most of the others made up for it by leaning forward over the tape to get a better picture with their cell phones. Soon the pictures of Officer Gunther's smooshed corpse would be all over the web, and the whole world would join together and pretend to be appalled and dismayed in perfect harmony. Isn't technology wonderful?"
"This was obviously a subject close to Frank's heart, and I wondered if I had misjudged him. Anyone with such a passion for lethal vegetation couldn't be all bad."
Who Should/Shouldn't Read
- Definitely not for the sensitive or for Carianne
- Anyone who enjoys something just a little bit dark
I received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review