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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.
This book is fast. I finished it in about a day. It tells the story of Dexter, a serial killer who only kills other criminals. Read morePublished 8 days ago by L. Townsley
I couldn't put this down! Like many others, I watched the TV series first, and am just now reading the books. The writer does an amazing job capturing the "inner Dexter" voice. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Crystal Siebenaler
Beautifully written, with all of Dexters quirky phrases an gruesome 'Dark passengers' escapades.
A lovely read for all those 'Dark' dreamer, murder mystery fans. Read more
So delighted I found Dexter - a new favorite author (thank you Amazon). Having said that -- let me mention he's complicated, introspective, caring, intelligent, and a part-time... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Twinkle Lady