Book Review–Dexter in the Dark (Dexter #3) by Jeff Lindsay


This is the thirty-ninth book from my 200 Book Reading Challenge.

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Dexter in the Dark (Dexter #3) by Jeff Lindsay

Published January 1st, 2007

In his work as a Miami crime scene investigator, Dexter Morgan is accustomed to seeing evil deeds…particularly because, on occasion, he rather enjoys committing them himself. Guided by his dark Passenger – the voice inside him that helps stalk his prey – he lives his outwardly normal life adhering to one simple rule: he only kills very bad people.

Dexter slides through life undetected, working as a blood splatter analyst for the Miami Police Department, helping his fiancee raise her two adorable (if somewhat…unique) children, and always planning his next jaunt as Dexter the Dark Avenger under the light of the full moon.

But everthing changes when Dexter is called to a gruesome double homicide. Dex realizes he’s dealing with someone a whole lot more sinister than he is and it sends the Dark Passenger into hiding. And when something scares your friendly neighborhood serial killer, you know it’s serious…

More used to inspiring fear then experiencing it, Dex must investigate, while simultaneously coping with is demanding family. If he’s to save himself, and those around him, Dexter must pose questions he’s never dared ask – where does evil come from, and does it hide inside everyone…?



Most of this is due from the POV of someone who is watching Dexter. The POV gets annoying and I think the book would have done better without it. The word “IT” is used so frequently in this POV that it began to grate on my nerves.

I also didn’t care too much for the plot. I liked the subplots, such as Dexter’s upcoming marriage and mentoring the kids, but the main storyline just didn’t appeal to me.

I hope the next book is better. The book was still enjoyable but not as good as the first two.





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