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Publisher's Summary

The macabre, witty New York Times best-selling series (and inspiration for the number one Showtime series, Dexter) continues as our darkly lovable killer matches wits with a sadistic artiste - who is creating bizarre murder tableaux of his own all over Miami.

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…and 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.

©2014 Jeff Lindsay (P)2014 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"The best of Dexter’s four adventures to date, the trademark mixture of amusement and horror complemented by a genuinely suspenseful plot." ( Kirkus)
"Dexter is a brilliant creation, a monster who walks like a man, a homicidal maniac who only kills people who deserve it, a simulacrum of a human being who has had to learn how to fake his way through the intricacies of human interaction. There is a popular television series about the character, but a TV show can’t capture the nuances of Lindsay’s writing, the subtleties of Dexter’s delightfully deranged mind…Like a lightly comic version of Hannibal Lecter, Dexter is a genuinely memorable, disturbingly compelling antihero." ( Booklist)

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I love the Dexter series ❤❤❤

I love the Dexter series ❤❤❤ its way better then the show! I HIGHLY recommend it

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Nail bitter

Very interesting story once again by Lindsay! I was on the edge of my seat 99% of the book. There were several parts where I was actually laughing out loud at dexters thoughts and jokes. Some of it was quite predictable but it was still entertaining- definitely good read.

As with all of the dexter books I've read so far, I would rather not have Lindsay being the one to narrate his own books. I like the idea of him reading his own books he just doesn't sound like the way I would imagine Dexter would sound. So once you get over his goofy voice you actually start to enjoy the story.

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eh

takes a while to get interesting for a very small pay off, I loved the other books but this one isn't the best.

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great listen.

I love that the author narrates his own work. he does an amazing job. A+

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love

I can not listen fast enough!!! I am enjoying this series so much!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ 😃

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Love Dexter!

Always an interesting read (or listen). Jeff Lindsays voice is just a little soft for Dexter making everything else sound SO LOUD. Great to hear the words from the writer!

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another winner. so GREAT

I've thoroughly enjoyed the series. this instalment was great. I can't wait for the next one.

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difference

I like it that it's different from the TV show or vice versa I saw the TV show first

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good but not my favorite

this one was better than the last book. however at times was hard to get through.

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Riveting

I fully enjoyed listening to the writer tell the story, interesting, he involved the kids