My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The sixth Dexter novel Double Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, has the same central character as the TV series Dexter. I have written about the increasing divergence of the novels and the TV show. I enjoy both and try not to compare too much. I therefore avoid overt comparison as some characters have different trajectories and lifespans.
This tale has our hero Dexter being pursued by an ardent admirer whose ultimate aim is to kill him. Dexter is under scrutiny at work and there are enough red herrings and subplots to keep everybody happy. Dexter’s inner voice, his dark passenger, is at his witty best. I like the struggle between Dexter the family man and Dexter the vigilante serial killer. However author Jeff Lindsay warns that we should not be charmed by his creation as he is not really a very nice person.
I don’t think that this is the best in the series but I still found it a good read. The end came too quickly but our hero still has dignity intact. This isn’t giving anything away as the next instalment Dexter’s Debut is on the horizon.