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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 not unaccustomed to seeing evil deeds?particularly because, on occasion, he commits them himself. Guided by his Dark Passenger (the reptilian voice inside him), he lives his outwardly normal life adhering to one simple rule: he only kills very bad people. But Dexter?s happy existe...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307276735
ISBN-10: 0307276732
Publication Date: 8/12/2008
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 102 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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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.
reviewed Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3) on
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.
meccasgirl avatar 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!
myhotstylist avatar reviewed Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3) on
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.
reviewed Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3) on + 36 more book reviews
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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kaiaaa avatar reviewed Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3) on + 8 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3) on + 4 more book reviews
A continuation of the macabre and riveting series of books about Dexter which is every bit as good as the first two books.
jennyfurr avatar reviewed Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3) on + 2 more book reviews
Did not care for this one. So glad the show went in a more realistic direction, also didn't like the lack of closure in the end. Lame.
Tunerlady avatar reviewed Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3) on + 556 more book reviews
This is the third book in the series and I really enjoyed it..it took a little turn into the paranormal, but overall, it was an exciting and good read. Can't wait to read #4!
davidmartin52 avatar reviewed Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3) on + 35 more book reviews
What's to review? If you like the Dexter storyline, then this one will not disappoint. If your exposure to Dexter is only the TV show, then you also will not be disappointed. If anything, you get a clearer idea of the Dexter character in the books. I've read the first three, and they're quick, entertaining reads. James Patterson could learn a few things from Jeff Lindsay.
reviewed Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3) on + 636 more book reviews
This book was quite different than the others - being focused more on Dexter's interior - the role of the Dark Passenger... I wonder if the show will incorporate this plot line at all... It was fascinating, with a historical context that none of the other books had. And not to mention the continued development of Cody and Astor! I am sure the show won't bring on their new roles, but I just love their addition to the plot! I wish I lived in England because the 4th book is already in print there and I would just love to keep reading this series! What fun!
reviewed Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, Bk 3) on + 8 more book reviews
Dexter in the Dark was the third in what seems to be a progressivly-getting-better series. I like Dexter's interplay with the children much more so than in the TV series, and his sister is more believeable in the books, too. I am drooling waiting for book 4.


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