Book 116: "Dexter by Design" by Jeff Lindsay

Title: Dexter by Design (Dexter Series #4)
Author: Jeff Lindsay
Read In: Hardcover
Genre: Thriller, Crime Fiction
Publisher: Doubleday

This is the fourth book of the Dexter series. The books are maintaing their macabre sense of humor. This book was still really interesting. That said; Dexter in this book.... was disappointing.


When the reader is first introduced to Dexter, we are lead to believe that he is smarter than most. That his intuition is what serves him best; for the first couple books, this is true. However, he seems to lose his way when his Dark Passanger abandons him in book 3. Apparently Dexter hasn't recovered in book 4 quite yet. Though he does show some intuition, he seems incredibly hampered. I just felt that, overall, Dexter was not on his game this book and therefore quite a bit less enjoyable as an anti-hero.

The book was well-written and entertaining. Still a very dark, sarcastic humor, I just felt like pieces of Dexter were still missing. Hopefully this is resolved in the books to come.