I think I said in my last book review post that I was going to read something different before starting the next Dexter book. Yeah, that did not happen. I looked at the books I had, and this one looked more interesting than the others, which is saying a lot considering the amount of books I have yet to read.
It is easy to see where the TV series gets ideas from. In this book, Sergeant Doakes is following Dexter everywhere in hopes of catching him doing something wicked. Dexter spends more time with his girlfriend, Rita in hopes of throwing Doakes off his trail so he can continue stalking fellow monsters. This, of course, eventually leads to Dexter's engagement to her, which at first was a blunder on Dexter's part, but he came to accept it by the end of the book. The TV show also got their inspiration for Deborah's relationship with a federal agent, though the book never actually says which agency the guy works for.
In the meantime, a new psychopath is tearing through Miami, leaving horrid scenes in his wake. I have to admit, even I was taken aback by the scenes that Lindsay described, and I am an avid mystery reader. Dexter, of course, admires this person's handiwork, until his sister pleads for his help in solving the case.
There were a couple other twists I did not expect, mainly because they have not shown up in the TV series. It would be interesting if they did, though. We shall see what the next season brings. Too bad I have to wait several more months to see it, though.
Next book, I will be branching off into my other interests. I have other series to catch up on and discover.