Darkly Dreaming Dexter

By Jeff Lindsay,

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Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. • The Killer Character That…

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2 authors picked Darkly Dreaming Dexter as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Who hasn't heard of Dexter? A serial killer, a psychopath, who only kills bad guys: a great book, a TV series, and an iconic character.

Dexter is funny and carefree. He likes kids, but he's not sure why. He cares for his foster sister. He doesn't kill anyone who's not bad. He doesn't like sex, so that takes an icky part of most serial killers away too.

All of this is the genius of the author. I loved it! And this is just the first book in the series.

I absolutely love the Dexter books, and this was the first in the series. It rolls out the background of who Dexter is, and why he does what he does. He’s like a vigilante killer, going after serial killers, child molesters, and the like. He targets those that deserve their comeuppance. I know the books have been made into a tv series, myself, I prefer to read the books, feel the pages between my fingers, and build the scenes in my head. If you want something different, with a twist, but a “you go boy!” then Dexter is your man!

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