Darkly Dreaming Dexter ~ by Jeff Lindsay

darkly-dreaming-dexterI finished reading Darkly Dreaming Dexter late last night & I thought it was a brilliant book! Thank you to Charm from the Book Club Forum for sending it to me.

The blurb on the back of the books says “Dexter Morgan appears to be the perfect gentleman. He leads a normal, quiet life working as a forensic officer for the Miami Police. He has a nice, shy girlfriend and is like by her young children. But Dexter has a secret hobby. He’s an accomplished serial killer. So far he’s killed dozens of people and has never been caught, because he knows exactly how to dispose of the evidence. And there are those who would rather he wasn’t caught at all, because Dexter is a serial killer with a difference. He only kills the city’s bad guys. Then Dexter’s well-organised life is thrown into chaos. Another serial killer is invading his territory – and he wants Dexter to come out and play…….”

Dexter, in my opinion, is a brilliant character! He’s charming, likable, funny and ………a mass murderer! In the debut Dexter novel Dexter is haunted (or is it hunted) by a serial killer who’s killing prostitutes in the Miami area. This killer seems to know a lot about Dexter & his hobby & uses this knowledge to his advantage.

Through the course of the novel we learn a lot about what makes Dexter tick – and it is somewhat shocking what has made Dexter become the person he is – the guy who blends in, has a girlfriend, seems normal, quite human. Only, Dexter’s not human, he’s a monster, but a monster with a conscience?

I found myself laughing out load in many places & racing through the pages needing to know what was going to happen next! I already have the 2nd in the Dexter series & I can’t wait to get it started!

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