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Mind you, Dexter's the good guy in this story.
Adopted at the age of four after an unnamed tragedy left him orphaned, Dexter's learned, with help from his pragmatic policeman father, to channel his "gift," killing only those who deal in death themselves. But when a new serial killer starts working in Miami, staging elaborately grisly scenes that are, to Dexter, an obvious attempt at communication from one monster to another, the eponymous protagonist finds himself at a loss. Should he help his policewoman sister Deborah earn a promotion to the Homicide desk by finding the fiend? Or should he locate this new killer himself, so he can express his admiration for the other's "art?" Or is it possible that psycho Dexter himself, admittedly not the most balanced of fellows, is finally going completely insane and committing these messy crimes himself?
Despite his penchant for vivisection, it's hard not to like Dexter as his coldly logical personality struggles to emulate emotions he doesn't feel and to keep up his appearance as a caring, unremarkable human being. Breakout author Jeff Lindsay's plot is tense and absorbing, but it's the voice of Dexter and his reactions to the other characters that will keep readers glued to Darkly Dreaming Dexter, as well as making it one of the most original and highly recommended serial killer stories in a long time. --Benjamin Reese --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Big fan of Dexter - can't wait to read the other books - so I have been told the rest of the books do not follow the TV show so it's like getting to enjoy the Dexter series in a... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Mark
I may have to read more of these books. The TV show was more exciting.Published 12 days ago by Karen M. Couzin
This was not as good as the first book but I still liked it because the plot is easy to follow and exciting.Published 13 days ago by Taylor Nance
I love the dexter books. I hear thear is a new one out soonPublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing book.. my favorite novel ever. If you are a huge fan pf the shotime series then this is a must have!. I wont try to spoil anything so READ IT NOW!!Published 19 days ago by Gustavo Munoz
So much better than the tv series! Lots of different twists and turns than what I was expecting. This book was hard to put down!Published 19 days ago by samantha swango
The book is trey an adventure for the morbidly curious. If you enjoyed the show and decided to go and find the novels than you will enjoy especially if you enjoyed Brian Mosser.Published 21 days ago by Drake
I am a huge fan of the Showtime series. I adore Michael C. Hall and miss the show. So on a whim I decided to buy the first Dexter book. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Laura