Oh, Dexter!

Dexter by Design (Dexter, #4)Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Oh Dexter.

I had no idea there was as little Dexter as there is. I was in the bookstore a week ago and noticed a new Dexter book and was surprised that it is only the 8th Dexter book in the series. Seems like I read the first Dexter (Darkly Dreaming Dexter) years ago and there should be more. I do know that it’s been too long since I read Dexter in the Dark (#3), which was about 2 years ago. I’ve decided that the easiest thing to keep me reading is to stick to these brain candy type series. I’m only really loyal to one big series because I have a lit crush on the main character (Lucas Davenport) but I do have a few in my tbr pile so might as well conquer them now.

Enter Dexter by Design, the 4th book in the series. I like Dexter. I can’t say that the books are really all that great but I like the character and premise of these books. Yes, for the record, I was introduced to Dexter via Showtime and I’m not sure which I like better. Obviously, they are very different because they went 8 seasons before there were 8 books in the series. And, the books tend to treat the Dark Passenger as a separate character from Dexter, which I find interesting.

All right then: if there were any real, physical clues, the tireless and dogged heroes of forensics would find them. So what I needed was some kind of hint from a source that my coworkers could not tap— the Dark Passenger. The Passenger, however, was being uncharacteristically silent, except for its mildly savage chuckling and I wasn’t sure what that meant. Normally, and display of predatory skill would evoke some kind of appreciation that quite often provided a small stab of insight into the killing. But this time, any such comment was absent. Why?

Wouldn’t it be interesting if someone’s Dark Passenger jumped from them to someone else? Hmmmm Has someone done that already? Someone should.

Dexter is also funny. I had a passage all picked out to share that I thought was funny while I was reading but I failed miserably to mark the passage and now I can’t find it so you’ll just have to trust me. Or not. Try him on for yourself and you decide. But I recommend you start from the beginning as this particular story was only meh.

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