Monday Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter – Jeff Lindsay (Dexter Series Book 1)

(MATURE CONTENT WARNING)

This is the book series that inspired the television show. Season 1 of the show is based on Book One of the books.

I really enjoyed reading this book, it gave me a whole new perspective of Dexter Morgan and why/how he became who he is.

If you don’t know about Dexter, he is a blood-splatter analyst for the Miami-Metro Police Department.

He was adopted at a very young age to Harry Morgan who was a very respected police officer, and Dexter and Harry’s daughter Deborah, followed in his footsteps.

What you don’t expect is that Dexter is also a serial killer, but he only kills those who deserve it; murderer’s, rapists, child predators, and other serial killers!

In this book, Dexter is investigating murders by what they call the Tamiami Slasher. Leaving behind subtle clues that only Dexter can figure out, the slasher makes his way to his next victims.

We find out later that the killer is Dexter’s biological brother who is trying to get Dexter to see how similar they are and to be more open about who he kills, not just bad people.

What happens next, well that’s for you to figure out 😉

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