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Dexter in the Dark: A Novel | [Jeff Lindsay]

Dexter in the Dark: A Novel

“One of the most likable vigilante serial killers” (The New Yorker) faces his ultimate adversary…an evil so terrifying it scares away Dexter’s inner monster - and nearly dries up his sense of humor - in this wickedly witty, darkly suspenseful novel.
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Publisher's Summary

“One of the most likable vigilante serial killers” (The New Yorker) faces his ultimate adversary…an evil so terrifying it scares away Dexter’s inner monster - and nearly dries up his sense of humor - in this wickedly witty, darkly suspenseful novel.

In his work as a Miami crime scene investigator, Dexter Morgan is accustomed to seeing evil deeds…particularly because, on occasion, he rather enjoys committing them himself. Guided by his Dark Passenger (the reptilian voice inside him), he lives his outwardly normal life adhering to one simple rule: He kills only very bad people. Dexter slides through life undetected, working as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department, helping his fiancée raise her two adorable (if somewhat…unique) children, and always planning his next jaunt as Dexter the Dark Avenger under the light of the full moon.

But then everything changes. Dexter is called to a crime scene that seems routine: a gruesome double homicide at the university campus, which Dexter would normally investigate with gusto, before enjoying a savory lunch. And yet this scene feels terribly wrong. Dexter’s Dark Passenger senses something it recognizes, something utterly chilling, and the Passenger - mastermind of Dexter’s homicidal prowess - promptly goes into hiding.

With his Passenger on the run, Dexter is left to face this case all alone - not to mention his demanding sister (Sergeant Deborah), his frantic fiancée (Rita), and the most frightening wedding caterer ever to plan a menu. Equally unsettling, Dexter begins to realize that something very dark and very powerful has its sights set on him. Dexter is left in the dark, but he must summon his sharpest investigative instincts not only to pursue his enemy, but to locate and truly understand his Dark Passenger. To find him, Dexter has to research the questions he’s never dared ask: Who is the Dark Passenger, and where does he come from? It is nothing less than a search for Dexter’s own dark soul…fueled by a steady supply of fresh doughnuts.

Macabre, ironic, and wonderfully entertaining, Dexter in the Dark goes deeper into the psyche of one of the freshest protagonists in recent fiction. Jeff Lindsay’s glorious creativity is on full display in his most accomplished novel yet.

©2013 Jeff Lindsay (P)2013 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"It’s like very little else you’ve read. Imagine if Hannibal Lecter starred in CSI: Miami, and you’re halfway there." (Time)

"Maybe the first serial killer who unabashedly solicits our love." (Entertainment Weekly)

"The real appeal of this macabre tour-de-force is Dexter’s sardonic voice, so snappy and smart, and yet so full of self-loathing that we hate ourselves for laughing." (New York Times)

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    Natalie Hong Kong 08-26-14
    Natalie Hong Kong 08-26-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Unfortunate Narrator Change"
    Any additional comments?

    Man, I miss Nick Landrum as the Dexter narrator. I appreciate it when authors try to read their own work but... writing and reading are completely different skill sets and sometimes an actor is better.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    frank 04-15-15
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    "not like the show but worth a listen"

    i enjoyed it but the tv show has better plot lines. the authors voice isn't the best at doing multiple characters but it is worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Fredrik 03-23-15
    Fredrik 03-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Third time is difficult."

    First one is your blast. Second is what's left over from the first one and third is the brand new idea. Not bad not the best. But a fine read as always.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-01-15
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    "Awesome, awesome to the max"

    I'm hooked. Thanks again Mr. Jeff! buying the next book now. Take care enjoy the super bowl!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alfred Cleveland, GA, United States 04-12-14
    Alfred Cleveland, GA, United States 04-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow. Dark Dexter Does It Again."

    I think Jeff Lindsay really does the Dexter voice well. I would hope so, as he is the author. The thing that I hate about the Dexter books is that I wind up liking and rooting for a sociopath and murderer. How does he do that? Why would I like such an inhuman character so well?

    I enjoyed the story very much and look forward to the next book in the series as I work my way through it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn 06-14-15
    Dawn 06-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Still loving this story"

    I am still loving this story! Also began watching the series on Showtime as well, lots of changes but both are great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    b-Rabbit918 06-08-15
    b-Rabbit918 06-08-15 Member Since 2015

    I love my God, wife, family, books and all forms of expressive art.

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    "It's not good.. It's GGRRREEEAAT!!!!"

    Obviously better than the series, and the series is amazingly groundbreaking in ways that the novels surpass in every and all ways

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    "Good....just not my fav"

    I really like the story line in this one, it's jut that "Jeff" say he said...she said. A bit much. It seems it would have been VERY easy to just throw in a few... She shouted or he replied. Statements

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    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 04-28-13
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    "Enjoyable, like watching the series on TV"

    Dexter is just fun (there are moments when I literally laughed out loud). The relationships between Dexter, Rita, and the children keep building delightfully. So, if you like Dexter and like the show, you will not be disappointed. However, if you have never read one of the books in this series, start elsewhere. The plot is intriguing but I found the ending to be anti-climatic. Too sudden after all the set up. It left me anticipating the next installment, the next program.Unfortunately, I will have to wait more than one week.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C101DUNN 06-10-15
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    "can't get enough"

    great story, well written, well read. can't wait for my next credit.. can't come soon enough.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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