Dexter in the Dark

Dexter in the Dark

Book - 2007
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In his work as a Miami crime scene investigator, Dexter Morgan is accustomed to seeing evil deeds. . . particularly because, on occasion, he commits them himself. But Dexter's happy existence is turned upside down when he is called to an unusually disturbing crime scene at the university campus. Dexter's Dark Passenger -- mastermind of his homicidal prowess -- immediately senses something chillingly recognizable and goes into hiding. Dexter is alone for the first time in his life, and he realizes he's being hunted by a truly sinister adversary. Meanwhile he's planning a wedding and trying to learn how to be a stepfather to his fiancé's two kids -- who might just have dark tendencies themselves. Macabre, ironic, and wonderfully entertaining, Dexter in the Dark goes deeper into the psyche of one of the freshest protagonists in recent fiction.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307276735
Call Number: LINDSAY
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Crime scene searches -- Fiction.
Forensic scientists -- Fiction.
Vigilantes -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Miami (Fla.) -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)


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Jan 06, 2019

This third in the series veers into a supernatural vein and is not as interesting as the first two books in the series. The plot becomes quite silly but the dark humor is still there. Readable but not nearly as dark and fun as the others.

Jan 31, 2016

So-so with religion thrown in

Dexter suffers an identity crisis: his dark passenger has left him. So, a lot of the book is him trying to cope with its absence.

I was on the fence with the religion/supernatural aspects thrown in. On one hand, interesting in terms of a backstory for the dark passenger. On the other hand, it came off at points as “devil made me do it” and confirming the typical bias of the general public as to pagan reconstruction being devil worshipping child sacrificing monsters (hint: we’re not…)

On the whole: better than the first.

Jul 06, 2015

Excellent book lots of great twists and what an ending

Jun 24, 2013

I am so drawn to the character of Harry Morgan, he is a dad that really makes every effort to give his child everything he can.

This outing is even more "out there" than the others, but worth the read. I didn't like the supernatural bend to it, but I did like the stripping bare of Dexter's psyche, it was a very interesting read!

jdaigle3 Nov 15, 2012

Dexter is a surprisingly likeable character for a serial killer. If you don't like that idea, don't read this series. If you do and don't mind a bit of gore this is a fantastic series!

RONROSARIO Aug 13, 2012

Who and what is The Dark Passenger? This time around we finally get to learn (somewhat) of the origin of his shadowy alter ego.

Jul 16, 2012

Another dark one. Goes into where the Dark Passenger came from.

May 19, 2012

Surely the worst of the first three. I begins well enough, but as time goes by, the whole connection to ancient god's and demons makes the series far less interesting and way less believable, where I found it's believability to be one of its strong points in the past.

May 17, 2011

I absolutely loved the HBO series, which I why I started reading the book. I think the TV series actually turned out better than the book, just because you can do so much more visually and you can tone down the inner monologue a bit. But because the series deviated away from Lindsay's continuing plot, the books are an enjoyable read in and of themselves. The written character isn't as lovable as Michael Hall's portrayal, but I still find myself rooting for Dexter in the end.

But I'm not here to quibble over differences.

Dexter in the Dark is my favorite so far (but I still got two more to go). I liked it for its unique angle, not only as it concerns Dexter, but what it has to say for psychopaths everywhere. With every book I find myself more intrigued and biting my fingernails wondering how Dexter will ever get the best of his new subject.

Sam_tt Jul 12, 2010

What can be so scary as to scare away the dark passenger? You'll have to read it to dind out!

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RONROSARIO Aug 10, 2012

A loveable serial killer. No, seriously. Truly enter the mind of a monster not unlike the average person...except that he's a serial killer, of course.


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RONROSARIO Aug 29, 2012

"She burned herself," Deborah said, very deliberately, like she was talking to a three-year-old. "And then she cut off her own head. So you would give her a good grade." "I hope you gave her at least a B for all that work," I said.


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