My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Book #6 in the Dexter series follows what is in my opinion the worst book in the series so far. It stripped Dexter of all the qualities that made him such an intriguing character, and left me ready to just walk away from the series.
It was actually after learning that the final book in the series (Dexter Is Dead) was released that made me want to return and give it another try.
Right away I was not disappointed. From the beginning it takes us back to Dexter at his best – dealing out “justice” to someone very much deserving of his special attention. But someone witnesses Dexter’s playtime and discovers his identity. The unknown witness begins taunting and stalking Dexter making threats to him and his family.
As a side note – I noticed the opening scene in this book is very similar to the opening scene of the first episode in the T.V. show.
The only thing that bothered me in this book was Rita. I do not remember her being so annoying and scatter-brained. I don’t think she completes more than five sentences in the entire book. She starts one sentence and cuts off to start another. It has been a while since I read the other books, so this could be something that I just forgot or didn’t bother me as much in the previous books. This was a minor annoyance though and not enough to significantly detract from the book.
This book has restored my passion for this series and I am already well into the next book!