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Publisher's Summary

He’s a charming monster....
A macabre hero....
A serial killer who only kills bad people....
Dexter Morgan has been under considerable pressure. It’s just not easy being an ethical serial killer - especially while trying to avoid the unshakable suspicions of the dangerous Sergeant Doakes (who believes Dexter is a homicidal maniac... which, of course, he is). In an attempt to throw Doakes off his trail, Dexter has had to slip deep into his foolproof disguise. While not working as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department, he now spends nearly all his time with his cheerful girlfriend, Rita, and her two children, sipping light beer and slowly becoming the world’s first serial couch potato. 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 and let his inner monster run free?
In trying times, opportunity knocks. A particularly nasty psychopath is cutting a trail through Miami - a man whose twisted technique leaves even Dexter speechless. As Dexter’s dark appetite is revived, his sister, Deborah (a newly minted, tough-as-nails Miami detective) is drawn headlong into the case. It quickly becomes clear that it will take a monster to catch a monster - but it isn’t until his archnemesis is abducted that Dex can finally throw himself into the search for a new plaything. Unless, of course, his plaything finds him first....
With the incredible wit and freshness that drew widespread acclaim to Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Jeff Lindsay now takes Dexter Morgan to a new level of macabre appeal and gives us one of the most original, colorful narrators in years.
©2005 Jeff Lindsay (P)2012 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

" Dearly Devoted Dexter is fascinating, entertaining, and brilliant. Let Jeff Lindsay introduce you to the serial killer next door - Dexter (and his Dark Passenger) are the freshest, most terrifying creations you are ever likely to meet... and live to tell about.” ( New York Times best selling author Robert Crais)
“A macabre tour de force... so snappy and smart.” ( The New York Times)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Heather on 03-12-13

Dearly Devoted Dexter

I thought this was a great book! It was not the same as season 2 of Dexter, if you've seen it on TV. I got wrapped up in it quickly and found it hard to stop listening. I'm undecided on Jeff Lindsay's performance, though. I found his need to have a different voice for each character somewhat distracting. I also think that part of my indecision stems from the fact that I was a fan of the show first, and so it's hard to not want to hear Michael C Hall voicing Dexter (but I realize this is a personal hangup).

Anyway- I am really enjoying the Dexter book series as much as the show, and from here I couldn't wait to get book 3!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Taylor on 09-05-16

Another great Dexter story!

I'm really enjoying going through and listening to all of the books in the Dexter series. Having discovered the TV series first, I was a big fan, and this is like rediscovering it all over again, because these are all different stories than the TV show. Fans of Dexter, I recommend you read (or listen to it) the book series that it was based off of!

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