With 1.7 million copies of the Dexter novels sold, and ever-increasing critical acclaim, Jeff Lindsay returns to his groundbreaking and beloved character with his most entertaining book yet. Get ready for a grisly send-up of Hollywood, and a full dose of dark Dexter wit.
Lights. Camera. Mayhem. You won't find this story on television.
Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan.
Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research", Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem...Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime. It's a secret best kept out of the spotlight and away from the prying eyes of bloated Hollywood egos if Dexter wants to stay out of the electric chair. The last thing he needs is bright lights and the paparazzi...but even Dexter isn't immune to the call of fame.
Jeff Lindsay's razor-sharp, devilish wit, and immaculate pacing prove that he is in a class of his own, and this new novel is his most masterful creation yet.
©2013 Jeff Lindsay (P)2013 Random House Audio
I'm an avid reader since childhood. I'm a retired science teacher, retired nuclear plant worker and grandmother of three. I love mysteries.
I always figured Dexter would die. I'm okay with that. My dream is that he be killed by a serial killer who only kills serial killers... I've been entertained by previous story lines and was ready for Dex to go out with a bang. A pop? No, it's just a whimper.. It's like the author had nothing to say and felt something had to happen anyway. The last 30 minutes may be the worst Lindsay has ever written.There is no way a Dexter fan is going to skip this book but I can't imagine them not being disapointed. Also let me say that I miss the original narrator (Nick Landry?). It's very Stephen King to say I need control over every aspect of my story but I didn't like the change at all. Lastly, the way Lindsay read the chapter headings in his super low voice sounded like farce to me. Insulting even. Dexter fans deserve better. Will there be another book to fix and finalize?
Dexter is a totally different person in this novel. Previously he has always had admirable qualities despite his many flaws. In this one, he's just terribly annoying and for lack of a more sophisticated word, a real jerk.
I just really didn't like the whole direction of it. Dexter falls in love with a famous movie star? What?
Of course. I'm hooked on the Dexter series regardless of how disappointing this one was.
Oddly enough, Dexter!
If you're looking to read a Dexter book, please don't make this your first.
i don't know. This didn't feel like a Dexter novel to me. Re-read the first 3 books again instead.
The characters all seem to have wandered off their respective paths and the novel suffers for it. He spends the whole book with his passenger asleep for some reason. Not much resolution or even a hint of resolution in the end.
it was fine.
I felt much like the passengers role in this novel. Occasionally he flutters a little, but not much else happens.
Wait to see if Jeff Lindsay writes another Dexter novel to complete this story and assure us all that Dexter is not a deliberate douche.
Horrible voice over, Dexter just really not being dexter...... I really can't imagine being more disappointed in this book that I've waited over a year and a half!
Yes after seven pretty good books everyone's entitled to a lemon
The original guy
I would scrap the whole Idea.......
Please give us a better book
Considering it is a book about a sociopathic serial killer, I would like to hear more than 10 minutes of murder & mayhem.
Thankfully, NOT a Dexter book as I believe this is the last one in the series. At least I hope it is because I simply MUST listen to them when they come out, despite the fact that the last 3 have been terribly ridiculous.
Whether they admit it or not, anyone listening to Dexter books listen because they like seeing life through the eyes of a psychopathic serial killer. Therefore, the scenes when Dexter is on the prowl are always the best.
Thanks for the first 2 Dexter books, Jeff, but please STOP already! Maybe take up narrating if you've run out of ideas because your performances are GREAT!
I love a good book...
Jeff Lindsay has completed this series with such a wonderful twist. I love how he resolved my angst at having hopes for Dexter to get away with all he has done. Lindsay's reading of his own book was fun as he knew exactly how each character should sound and the emphasis of their dialog.
Dexter's brilliance is somewhat absent in this book. As though he has lost his mojo from the first chapter, rather than facing all his demons at the end of the book in some epic awesome finale. A little sad considering the incredible and complex being that Dexter has proven to be over the first few books. It's as though the author killed him at the start of the book and Dexter spends the rest of the subsequent chapters crawling helplessly to the bitter end, while gasping his last.
I was excited to see that another book was available.
He brings life to Dexter.
The whole book was disappointing , I kept waiting for the jarring places to resolve themselves.
Definitely given a better ending. So what, every character in the group is bleeped?
I was very disappointed and let down.
Everything! It was predictable, slightly boring, and frankly...it seems that Jeff Lindsey just phoned this one in!
Made it quite a bit less anti-climatic! or Write another Dexter book that treats this one as just a bad dream!
While he is a great author, he lacks a bit in the role of narrator. He speaks too fast at times and runs sentences together.
I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, it WAS a Dexter story. But on the other hand, it wasn't a very good Dexter story. So...it was worth a listen-but not worth a second listen.
Please don't leave Dexter as is with this...(what feels like) conclusion. Mr. Lindsey, you can do much better!
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