NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The Dexter series continues with Dexter’s deadliest case yet. • The Killer Character That Inspired the Hit Showtime Series Dexter
After his surprisingly glorious honeymoon in Paris, life is almost normal for Dexter Morgan. Married life seems to agree with him: he’s devoted to his bride, his stomach is full, and his homicidal hobbies are nicely under control. But old habits die hard—and Dexter’s work as a blood spatter analyst never fails to offer new temptations that appeal to his offbeat sense of justice. Not to mention that his Dark Passenger still waits to hunt with him in the moonlight. The discovery of a corpse (artfully displayed as a sunbather relaxing on a Miami beach chair) naturally piques Dexter’s curiosity and Miami’s finest realize they’ve got a terrifying new serial killer on the loose. And Dexter, of course, is back in business.
After a honeymoon that includes a trip to Paris to see an exhibit of self-mutilating art, Dexter a blood-spatter expert for the Miami PD and a serial killer who hunts killers who have evaded justice teams up with his sister, a Miami PD sergeant, to search for a killer with a taste for gruesome postmortem artistic displays. Nick Landrum delivers a solid reading that evokes the exterior plainness of Dexter while also revealing his sinister inner self. He makes the paradox of Dexter's personality believable, conveying the character's quotidian normalcy and the brooding and deliberate murderous instinct simmering below the surface. Distinct and consistent character voices keep the production enjoyable. A Doubleday hardcover (Reviews, June 29).
Dexter begins to show a lot more flaw and inattention to detail in this book compared to the tv series. That actually helps the development of the plot. This book is much less ridiculous than the ending to the 3rd book, Dexter in the Dark. That said, the final act in this would still be impossible to pull off the way it unfolds here. I really liked the overall story.
The most boring in the series so far.