Title: Dexter is Delicious (Dexter #5)
Author: Jeff Lindsay
<b>America’s most-read, most-watched, and most beloved serial killer—Dexter Morgan—is back. After selling more than <i>one million copies </i>and inspiring the wildly popular #1 Showtime series and top-rated crime drama on pay-cable television, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Jeff Lindsay returns with his most hilarious, macabre, and purely entertaining novel yet. </b><br><br>Dexter Morgan has always lived a happy homicidal life. He keeps his dark urges in check by adhering to one steadfast rule . . . <i>he only kills very bad people. </i>But now Dexter is experiencing some major life changes—don’t we all?—and they’re mostly wrapped up in the eight-pound curiosity that is his newborn daughter. Family bliss is cut short, however, when Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old girl who has been running with a bizarre group of goths who fancy themselves to be vampires. As Dexter gets closer to the truth of what happened to the missing girl, he realizes they are not really vampires so much as cannibals. And, most disturbing . . . these people have decided they would really like to eat Dexter. <br><br>Jeff Lindsay’s bestselling, dark, ironic, and oftentimes laugh-out-loud hilarious novels about the lovable serial killer with no soul (but a redeeming desire to kill only people who deserve it) have gained a legion of fans and assumed a place in our culture. <br><br>This edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Lindsay’s <i>Dexter’s Final Cut.</i>
~Warning: This review contains spoilers!!!!~
I don’t typically review mainstream books, but I love Jeff Lindsay—the Dexter books in particular. In this one, Dexter is settling into his life now that Rita has given birth to his child, a baby girl named Lily Anne. With her around, he begins to feel “human” and thinks about giving up his dark hobbies for good. Then a trail of missing girls appears which eventually leads the detectives to a cannibal cult.
This is the only book of the series that I’ve been disappointed in. I thought the idea of the cult was great, but the rest of the book really phoned it in. Samantha, one of the kidnapped girls that Dexter finds alive, turns out to be there of her choosing because she wants to be eaten.
Yes, you read that right. Not only does she want to be eaten, but her friend did too. After Samantha is rescued by Dexter, she goes back to the cult again. I found it really hard to believe that anyone would want to be eaten, let alone two girls living in the same town.
It seemed to me that the author simply wrote himself into a corner and didn’t put too much thought into fixing it. For that I’m giving this book two stars. I’m hoping the next book will be better because I’m sorely disappointed in the series for the time being.