Book Summary from Random House
Dexter's well-organized life is suddenly disrupted when a second, much more visible serial killer appears in Miami. Dex is intrigued, even delighted, by the fact that the other killer appears to have a style reminiscent of his own. Yet he can't help but feel that the mysterious new arrival is not merely invading his turf but reaching out to him as well. This new killer seems to be doing more than copying Dexter—he seems to be saying, "Come out and play." Dexter's secret life makes for a lonely existence... even a lovable monster can be intrigued by the prospect of finding a friend.
My Review - 2 Not My Cup of Tea
This was a waste of my time, how I wish I could get my week back. The show must be fantastic and people must rate the books from the show, impossible to enjoy in opinion. For those that do enjoy I would have to guess that they are not fans of suspense, crime, thriller etc. For those of us that love this genre we will get the undertone hints and roll our eyes. This book read like a tv show, I knew when the commercials were coming, there was no sitting on the edge of my seat in anticipation, totally blah.
I did see some of the similarities with Dan Wells trilogy, I am not a Serial Killer but as you know I LOVED that trilogy, so good, John was my favourite character last year. Now Dexter, I expected charming, sorry didn't buy it. One of my pet peeves, women that come across as dumb, both his sister and the Detective in charge wore me down, I cannot handle that, the whole book was like a bad joke to me.
I considered this as a DNF but pushed through because it had to get better right, the climax at least would be great right, nope. I'm so disappointed, reading this book had me roll my eyes one to many times and put me in a foul mood so if that comes across in this review i'm sorry but friends do not bother with this series.
Also, I had to stop the first chapter and make sure I was reading the 1st book, Dexter killed in the first or second chapter with no background. Dexter has hunches on how to catch serial killer, we get because he is one but it just felt lame. Throughout it didn't feel like the first book for some reason.
The best part of the book for me was about his step dad and the discussion about what Dexter was doing and to make good choices in the future.
As you can tell there is no way I will continue this series. My brother loves the show and said I wouldn't have tried the books the draw to the show is the characters especially Dexter. So if we must, try the show.
I give 1 ratings to DNF books that I truly attempted to complete so as I did complete this without skimming, it gets a 2.