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Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3)
Dexter in the Dark - Dexter, Bk 3
Author: Jeff Lindsay
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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780752881607
ISBN-10: 0752881604
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Pages: 384
Edition: First Edition
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
If this is where the books are heading, I will stick with the show alone. The first two books were a fun, good read. This one got all science fiction-ish. I did not care for the changes in writing style. The story was lame, and I was glad when it ended. I am going to read the fourth book, out of respect to the series, but if it is no better than this, I am done with them. Luckily, the show went off on its own path.
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Helpful Score: 3
This has some of the charm of the earlier Dexter novels, but I found the exploration into the nature and origin of Dexter's "Dark Passenger" rather boring. I found myself skimming these sections.
reviewed Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3) on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book takes a little different turn from the previous two. A little Sci-Fi thrown into the story kinda took me offguard. Even though I was a bit disappointed with this addition of a bit of sci-fi-ness, the end did please me. And of course I love Dexter, so I look forward to the next installment!
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book more than the 2nd book. In this 3rd installment, the Dark Passenger leaves Dexter, and he is essentially left "In the Dark" Dexter and Deborah are chasing a killer who is burning his victims and relacing their heads with ceramic bull heads. Dexter does his remarkable research and uncovers the truth about the Dark Passenger, how it came to him, and how to get it back. Dexter and Rita are planning their wedding, and Cody and Astor are soon learning that they have Dark Passengers of their own.

I am really enjoying these books so much I bought the 4th one right away. If anyone is a fan of the show, you should read these books. The first book is mirrored in Season 1 Of "Dexter" However the rest of the books are different from the tv show. So its basically like your getting a double dose of Dexter stories. These books are keepers IMO.
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Helpful Score: 1
I devoured this book in two days! I found myself thinking about the tension during work and couldn't wait to get back to it. Felt that the ending of this story was a bit of a let-down, but I forgive that considering how thoroughly I enjoyed the build-up. My favorite so far in the Dexter series.
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Jeff Lindsay is a fluid and engaging storyteller, and Dexter has been a fun character throughout the first two books. In this book, though, Dexter is fumbling around, clueless, with no idea how to solve his problems the whole way through the book. It gets kinda boring, and sister Debs' constant ranting at him adds to that vibe.

Then, literally 10 pages from the end, a few flailing incidents result in the death of one of the bad guys, who were seemingly invincible and omnipotent moments before, and the rest of the bad guys just go away. Problem solved!

I was left with all sorts of questions, and I was expecting to hear more about the remaining bad guys in Book 4, but didn't. Lindsay's formula is getting kind of weak. This is very sad, because I like the premise of the books.

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