Dexter Is Dead (Dexter)

Dexter Is Dead Book Cover Dexter Is Dead
Dexter, Book 8
Jeff Lindsay
Doubleday Books
July 7, 2015

After seven national bestsellers and eight seasons as one of the most successful shows on television, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lindsay bids a thrilling farewell to his uniquely twisted and beloved serial killer, Dexter Morgan. Dexter Is Dead is the definitive conclusion of the character who has become a global icon. Dexter Morgan has burned the candle at both ends for many years. Blood spatter analyst . . . husband . . . father . . . serial killer. And now, for the first time, his world has truly collapsed. Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything--including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime . . . ironically . . . he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove Dexter's innocence. But the stakes are deadly, and the epic showdown that lies in Dexter's path may lead, once and for all, to his demise. Jeff Lindsay's trademark devilish wit and cutting satire have never been sharper. Dexter Is Dead marks the end of a beloved series, but is also Dexter's most satisfying and suspenseful outing yet.



As “Dexter Is Dead” is the last novel in the beloved Dexter series, and I have seen reviews that contain massive spoilers, I am going to keep this review brief so those of you who haven’t been so rudely spoiled will stay that way.

“Dexter Is Dead” is the perfect ending to a wonderful series.  The characters, as always, are well-developed.  The plot makes sense.  Everything comes to a logical conclusion.

The only thing left to say is this:  Thank you, Mr. Lindsay.  You’ve given all of us the true gift of an incredible character that graced the pages we read and the television screens we watched.  We’ll miss you, Dexter.

This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



Content Warning: 

As this is an adult novel, there are no content warnings.


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