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poor effort in the series
on 11 April 2015
2.5 adjusted to a 2 for reviewing purposes
I felt this was a very poor effort in the series. Up to this point I had loved, the sharp wit, the almost Sherlock style deductions, Dexter was a smart brain working amongst apes.
Yet in this novel when he gets a setback, rather than go at it – probably with a set of sharp tools, he spends pages at a time commiserating his sorry existence.
I felt the only vibrant character in this book to date was Aster, his pre-teen, usually stroppy and screaming, step-daughter. Her and her brother really took the limelight.
It wasn’t until almost 90% of the way through I felt the novel pulled up its trousers and started moving. A very disappointing effort for a Dexter fan.