dreamingbear (dreamingbear) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book #20: Dearly Devoted Dexter

Title:Dearly Devoted Dexter*
Written by:Jeff Lindsay
Narrated by:Nick Landrum
Genre:Mystery, Suspense, Dark Comedy(?)

Dexter Morgan has been under considerable pressure. In trying to avoid the deep suspicions of the dangerous Sergeant Doakes - who believes Dexter is a homicidal maniac (which, of course, he is) - Dexter has had to slip further into his foolproof domestic disguise. While not working as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department, he now spends nearly all his time with his girlfriend, Rita, and her two children.

But how long can Dexter play Kick the Can instead of Slice the Slasher? How long before his Dark Passenger forces him to drop the charade of family life and let his inner monster run free?

In trying times, opportunity knocks. A particularly nasty psychopath is cutting a trail through Miami - a man who "slices and dices and leaves vegetables behind". Dexter's dark appetite is revived, but it's not until his nemesis, Sergeant Doakes, is abducted that Dex can finally throw himself headlong into the search for a new plaything.

Unless, of course, his plaything finds him first.

As devilishly delicious as the first entry in this series. Highly entertaining. Hard to put down. Though I wish the plaything referenced above had been better fleshed out. This story also seemed to end rather abruptly, but maybe it's just the let down of another story I enjoyed so much ending.

~headdesk~ There's a wikipedia entry about Dexter... am I that late to the bandwagon? Hell, then again, I'm relating with a sociopathic serial killer... should I be concerned? ;-D

20 / 75 books. 27% done!

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