Dearly Devoted Dexter : a Novel, Paperback
5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Dexter Morgan: forensic analyst, serial killer and man? Miami's best-dressed serial killer is back and on the prowl, at least he would be if he could shake off his permanent shadow.

Ever since their paths first crossed, Sergeant Doakes hasn't let Dexter Morgan out of his sight.

Dexter may well be the Miami PD's blood-spatter analyst, but Sgt.

Doakes has a pretty good idea of how Dex likes to spend his free time and he's determined to catch him in the act. Dex hasn't killed in months and is getting twitchy.

To throw Doakes off his scent, he's spending more time with Rita, his girlfriend.

But no matter how many cosy nights they spend in front of the TV, Doakes is still watching.

Then a body turns up, horribly mutilated and barely alive.

To trap the torturer, Doakes and Dexter will have to work together, if they can trust each other.

It's a devil's pact and one of them will have to be the bait...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780752877884



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The second outing for the serial killer of serial killers evidences that Lindsay has learnt from his first endeavour. Dexter's wit and deadpan outlook on the human race is funnier, more outrageous and at times almost poignant, as he is once more caught up in the race to find a serial killer. The cast, which was established in the first novel, has room to develop in with 'Darkly Devoted' and are pivotal in the exploration of Dexter's psyche. The plot is well thought out, often playing to Dexter's Dark Designs, and offers plenty of opportunities to reflect upon his own lack of emotion, and more importantly, how to simulate emotion. Definitely builds upon the first entry; a recommended read indeed.

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I love the Dexter books. They just keep you interested from start to end, because they are something a little different.

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