Author: Jeff Lindsay
Read in: Trade Paperback
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Book three in the Dexter series, so far, it was my least favorite. While Lindsay maintained the sarcastic humor and dark feel of the book, the story did not seem as tightly written as the first two. I felt that the overall mystery of this book was not well explained or put together. I recognize that Dexter was lost with the reader, but that when it came to the end, I just wasn't quite sure how we had gotten there. Everything was, simply put, too jumbled for my taste.
I won't say how the book ends or give anything major away (in my opinion) but for safety sake, if you don't want to know too much about the book's main problem, I suggest you stop reading now, knowing that I will continue the series, I was just a little less impressed than I was with the first two. So, spoiler(ish) content here we come.
SPOILER(ISH) CONTENT AHEAD
The dark passanger bit in this book, was taken a little too far. Frankly, I just don't appreciate the storyline of his dark passanger. I realize that Dexter sans passanger was able to feel and react in a more human way, growing him as a character and making him easier for the reader to identify with him. I just thought, for the type of book that the series is, the storyline was too far-fetched. In the future, I hope the next books in the series return to the clean, concise, and funny writing that the first two provided. The third book was enjoyable, just not as enjoyable as the previous two.