Double Dexter : A Novel Paperback
by Jeff Lindsay
Part of the Dexter series
Everyone's favourite serial killer is back and deadlier than ever...A witness.
Such a simple concept - and yet for Dexter Morgan, a perfectly well-disguised serial killer, the possibility of a witness is terrifying.
As an upstanding blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police, Dexter has always managed to keep the darker side of his life out of the spotlight.
An expert at finding truly bad people - murderers who've long escaped justice - Dexter has long been giving them his own special brand of attention.
But now someone has seen him in the act. Dexter is being followed, manipulated and mimicked, leading him to realise that no one likes to have a double - especially when his double's goal is to kill him. Dexter is not one to tolerate such displeasure ...in fact, he has a knack for extricating himself from trouble in his own pleasurable way.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 30/08/2012
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781409117872
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Review by NickDevonald
I found myself unable to put this book down once I had started it. I'm a big fan of all of the Dexter books, Jeff Lindsay's writing style is extremely appealing. For anyone new to the series (and if you are I suggest starting with Darkly Dreaming Dexter which is the first book in the series, and read the rest of the series in sequential order to get the most out of them) Dexter is a serial killer, with a difference. He only kills bad guys.This basic premise of this novel, that of a witness, is excellent. It really puts the pressure on Dexter in a way he hasn't been through before, he has been threatened before, a lot, but never has the tension as high as it is now. Add to that the return of his brother earlier in the series, who is forming a stronger bond with Rita and Dexters step kids, plus house hunting with Rita, Dexter is really up against it this time.There is a sub plot with Rita, which I won't spoil, which Jeff Lindsay cleverly manipulates the story so that the reader has a good idea what's going on in her head, whilst Dexter is completely clueless. I think this is a touch of genius, since the story is told from the point of view of Dexter who doesn't even suspect something is up, never mind being to work out what it is, whilst we, the reader, have a pretty good idea, or at least strong suspicions, what Rita is thinking. Dexters blind spot being down to the fact that emotions are such an alien concept to him.This brings me onto one of the other excellent things about this series. Dexter is so convinced he is different from other humans, and doesn't feel emotion, yet his thoughts and actions show otherwise. I always feel he is a lot more like the rest of us than he likes to believe, albeit a very disturbed individual.I love the writing style, I always enjoy the alliteration Jeff Lindsay uses when describing Dexter, the way he puts all his 'D's together. You'll understand when you read it. This is also reflected in all the titles in the series.There is something deeply enjoyable about reading a Dexter novel. It is never going to be a classic in the sense that people will be reading it hundreds of years down the line. Extrememly good fun, definitely, and this should appeal to anyone with an interest in crime. Highly recommended.