Friday, August 23, 2013

Review: Dexter's Final Cut

Dexter's Final Cut
Dexter's Final Cut by Jeff Lindsay

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Thriller/Police Procedural
Reading Level: Adult
Book Available: September 17, 2013 in hardcover, Kindle, Audible and Audio CD editions
Recommended for: twisted people
Trigger Warnings: murder

My Thoughts: Ah, welcome back Dexter's brain. I figured out why Double Dexter bothered me so much. A clever villain is all well and good and helps keep the tension up, but a stupid Dexter is annoying. And Double Dexter featured a Dexter that was not bringing his A game. Fortunately he was back in full form in this latest adventure.

I have a very bad habit with paper books, and that is I tend to go read the last page to find out how things end up. Of course, most Dexter books have sort of an epilogue, where the denouement happens several pages before the ending, but... I don't think that's quite the case here. Oh, the horrors! He decided that one of the differences between the show and the series needed to be done away with, so … he did away with it. What? No, I'm not going to tell you! That would be a spoiler!

The scene with Renny Boudreaux made me laugh for ages. I think it's because Renny is just so forward with Dexter and it throws Dexter for a loop, then he gives such a hilarious response, “The day is still young.” Seriously? Ha!

Anyway, I really hope it won't be too long until the next book in this series, because Dexter is deep in the outhouse with the normal results of such a place right up to his ears at the end of this book. I have no idea how he will go past this point. For that matter, where were Cody and Lily Anne at the end of the book? Brian is not mentioned once, either. The book is very good, but a definite downer of an ending, so I hope that Lindsay doesn't keep us waiting too long to find out what happens next... because it can not end that way. Don't miss this latest book in the series if you're a fan.

Series Information: Dexter Morgan series
Book 1: Darkly Dreaming Dexter, review linked here
Book 2: Dearly Devoted Dexter, review linked here
Book 3: Dexter in the Dark, review linked here
Book 4: Dexter by Design, review linked here
Book 5: Dexter is Delicious, review linked here
Book 6: Double Dexter, review linked here
Book 7: Dexter's Final Cut

Disclosure: I received an ARC copy of this book through the Amazon Vine program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan.

Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for 'research', Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem . . . Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime. It's a secret best kept out of the spotlight and away from the prying eyes of bloated Hollywood egos if Dexter wants to stay out of the electric chair. The last thing he needs is bright lights and the paparazzi . . . but even Dexter isn't immune to the call of fame.

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