No rest for the wicked - the serial killer with a heart is back ...Dexter Morgan is busy planning his wedding to Rita to complete his nice-guy disguise. But when a student is found burnt, molested and headless - seemingly sacrificed to an ancient god - and Dex is brought in as forensic analyst to help investigate, he realises he could be dealing with someone a whole lot more sinister than he is.
Soon it seems the dark passenger in Dexter's head has gone into hiding. And when something creeps out your friendly neighbourhood serial killer, you know it's serious ...As Halpern and Dexter are stalked by death, it looks like it's getting personal - especially as Dex now has a family to protect.
Gradually, Dexter realises his stepchildren might share his extracurricular interest in death. Could he help them target their bloodlust, just as he steers his own?
But to do that, Dex must cope with a certain mutilated sergeant from his past, and more importantly ...stay alive ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 24/07/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780752881607
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Review by Waldheri
I liked this book in the Dexter series least; in stead of continuing in the down-to-earth, psychologically dented Dexter, we are introduced to the supernatural and find Dexter not entirely himself. To me, it was a bad move to deprecate the thing I liked the most about the previous two books: the Dexter character himself. Hopefully the fourth book will be more like the first two.
Review by SonicQuack
Lindsay delves in to the human part of Dexter in this instalment of the popular series. Our light-hearted serial killer finds himself alone, without the Dark Passenger, as a serial killer rages through Miami, with Dexter bizarrely caught up as usual. Passenger-less Dexter must face the world, his fiancée and the kids alone - daunting indeed. Especially for an emotionless killer. Without the Dark Passenger will emotions emerge? In The Dark is a welcome new direction for the series, offering an insight in to Dexter's psyche, however the actual plot is wafer thin and doesn't really offer much entertainment.
Review by h_d
I really enjoyed this, but not as much as the first two. I thought there was too much of an element of supernatural in this with the whole thing about Moloch. I was rather hoping that maybe someone was discreetly slipping Dexter a hallucinogenic to inspire the weird dreams and hear the music. But I did enjoy the return of Doakes, who still manages quite a degree of menace.