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Dexter's Final Cut (Dexter #7)

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  4,025 ratings  ·  616 reviews
With 1.7 million copies of the Dexter novels sold, and ever-increasing critical acclaim, Jeff Lindsay returns to his groundbreaking and beloved character with his most entertaining book yet. Get ready for a grisly send-up of Hollywood, and a full dose of dark Dexter wit.

Lights. Camera. Mayhem. You won't find this story on television.

Hollywood gets more than it bargained f
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Doubleday (first published 2012)
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Alan Myers
This was in my opinion the WORST Dexter book to date for 2 reasons.
I'm gonna warn you right now that I'm about to hit some spoilers small but spoilers just the same.

Ready.......

Ok this book started out fine just like the other Dexter novels. They aren't great books but they are far from bad.
I like the characters, I usually like the storylines. Lindsay seems to take his time with the beginning of the book and then the last third is a fevered rush to end the book as quickly as he can. This is a
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Goosey
Pre-Read Thoughts: New Dexter makes me all warm and fuzzy. Can't wait.

Post-Read Thoughts: ... ugh.
Nancy
Is this the last Dexter? Well, it is for me. I've read all of the series from the beginning and enjoyed it. I live in south Florida, so Lindsay's trenchant observations on our politics, drivers, and cultural idiosyncrasies are very entertaining. That is why I'm unable to grasp what the author intended with this book. If, indeed, this is the end for Dexter, then it seems to me that Jeff Lindsay extended a middle finger to his readers. It's as if he tired of the series and wrote a sloppy ending as ...more
Luka Novak
This is second worst book in the series "Dexter in the Dark" (#3) being worst. Main characters change for no reason whatsoever.

Dexter and Debra are tasked with showing two actors (actress in Debra's case) what police work is in preparing them for role in TV series. As mutilated bodies of women start appearing in Miami things take a nasty turn and Dexter ends up being a bodyguard to said actress.

And here is where main flaw of the book starts. Dexter just doesn't act like his usual self. Rather th
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NightRider
OK....What happened??!?!?

This book....*sigh*....Where to start? This will have slight spoilers, nothing definitive given away BUT....well.

First off I have loved this series until this book! Where did it go wrong? I mean come on!

Here are the problems I had with this book....

(1) You CANNOT change a character like that...I mean you take a serial killer and all of a sudden his brain transforms? I mean he never had sympathy/empathy. Now all of a sudden he has feelings????? He lusts, he gets jeal
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Edward Lorn
Apr 08, 2015 Edward Lorn rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Thriller and serial killer fans
I did not hate this one. In fact, I enjoyed it quite a bit. This one went to some dark places, and there was only one insane coincidence. I prefer hating Dexter over liking him, much in the way that I enjoyed coming to dislike Walter White before the end of Breaking Bad. Some characters are simply better when they cross the line.

Now that I am at the end of my Seven Books in Seven Day Dexter Morgan Marathon, I must say that I do not regret the journey. Yes, it was a mostly Joe-Average fiction wi
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Sean
i am so looking forward to reading this-read all 6 so far and watched all 6 series-big fan.

Well finished book ,cliffhanger,there better be another mr lindsay as that was an ending and a half.Very good as always.
Katy
Aug 23, 2013 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: twisted souls, fans of the series
Recommended to Katy by: Amazon Vine
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
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Diane
Mild spoilers concerning Dexter and one character. I didn't finish so I can't spoil that much.

Oh how far our unlikely hero has fallen. Is Dexter dense? The thought crossed my mind as he has been caught in the act in the last book and caught on camera in a different book.

Dexter and Deb are forced by Capt Matthews to babysit these 2 actors who will playing a cop and forensic guy in a tv show being filmed in Miami. That's a bit ridiculous, but I swallowed it. I even dealt with Dexter going dopy ove
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Juli
Well, it was very funny. And the bad guy(s) aren't that easy to spot straight away.

But Dexter got quite wrapped up in himself and stardom for most of the book... I rather say he deserved the ending he got, which I did not like.

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J Edward Tremlett
Hold on to your blood spatters, folks! Dexter Morgan — forensic specialist by day, serial killer by night — is about to become a TV star!

Well, sort of. It goes without saying that Dexter already is an actor; indeed, our favorite serial killer has been successfully masquerading as a human for his entire adult life. He learned very early on that no one could know that his body was home to a Dark Passenger, and so he has been guarded and careful about what he says and does, and living for those bri
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Stuart Nager
This Dexter read like a version of the Showtime series: not the Dexter that Mr. Lindsay created, but the Dexter on TV, the one "based on the books by...", or, as the cover states, that "...inspired the SHOWTIME hit."

Very out-of-character moments (I'm being nice here)that led to a very unsatisfying end. Like some others, making the ending a cliff hanger is not the way to go so late in a series. It feels desperate.

It felt like a lot of padding in places, which I've never really felt in the previo
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Joshua
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Liz Cee
Three and a half stars. I would have given this book four and a half stars if the identity of the killer hadn't been obvious from the beginning.

Things I enjoy about this and the whole Dexter series:
* I really like Jeff Lindsay's writing style; his descriptions are vivid without being tediously over-descriptive.
* I love Dexter's personality; he is such a charming psychopath. Lindsay does not diminish this character he has built by suddenly giving him 'feelings'. Even his attractions to some oth
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Kellye
In the interest of full disclosure, I have to tell you I signed up for a giveaway and somehow won this book! It was extremely satisfying to open my front door and find it on my porch, direct from the marketing department of Doubleday. The only catch is that I have to review it "wherever [I] do my social networking." So here goes. I have to tell you I was born to have free books sent to me for nothing on the condition that I read them and tell people what I think.

I adore Dexter. I love TV Dexter,
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Lis
Oh dear, Dexter. Is this really The End? Can you really end your saga in such a...dare I declaim it...daft discharge? Can your devious destruction really end in (view spoiler)

While I still enjoyed this book, it was not one of Lindsay's best. In the battle between the best Dexter (book or tv), I have to say t
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Justin Luther
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So the reason I gave it 2 stars is because I really enjoy his prose and crisp writing. If it weren't for that this book would get 1 star or lower if possible. First of all: almost everything that happens could have just as easily happened to a regular person (in other words, not a serial killer) and most of the events would have transpired the same. What does he do with his serial killing mojo? Kills Patrick, which seemed a moot point when all was said and done, and he "suspect
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Victoria
I've loved these novels from the beginning and would have continued to do so where it not for the lackluster effort this time out. Mr. Lindsey seems so disenchanted (or just tired) with the whole thing it makes me wonder…. Was he contractually obligated to get his manuscript done before he was ready? I could live with that. But if not, then I find it odd that without reason this particular installment of these otherwise exuberant novels is flatter than day old beer. Dexter is unlike any characte ...more
Sarah Hayes
Don't get me wrong. Jeff Lindsay is a solid, imaginative writer who can keep me glued to the page like few others. But I am getting real tired of Darling Dear Dexter and his increasingly polarizing, patronizing personality that turns him from interesting sociopath to infuriating douchebag who happens to occasionally kill folks. Also, it seemed like Dexter was holding the idiot ball a lot of the time; I was spotting plot twists so many chapters before our Daring Dexter even got a clue something w ...more
Aaron Davies
Really really can't wait for this latest instalment
Stephanie
Release 8/29/13
Juliana Graham
A great addition to the Dexter series, but somewhat different to the previous books as this time Dexter seems to have got himself in such a pickle I can't imagine how he will extricate himself! As Dexter and Deb are roped in to help on a new TV series, providing background information to ensure accuracy in the fields of forensics and policing in general, a well known actor has become slightly too interested in how Dexter operates in his day to day life. Forced to put his 'hobby' on hold slightly ...more
Michael
Hollywood has made a deal with the Miami Police Department to help them research a new TV show. Star Robert Chase has been shadowing Dexter Morgan to learn how to be a forensic analyst. This will put a dampener on Dexter’s nighttime activities. Camera shy and hunting down one of the worst killers who escape the justice system, and now a movie star watching his every move, how will he manage?

I’ve been a big fan of the Dexter series; both the TV shows and the books. I want to say they are like a g
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Lollie
I'm not too sure about this last book.
It feels the same as the previous books in the series, but there was something different about it... and that's not necessarily good.
Unlike other people I'm not fussed about Dexter's behaviour with Jackie in this book, after all, this is Dexter - a man with no conscious and no idea about how human interaction actually works. So really, when you think about it, it's perfectly Dexter.
Dexter seemed off (well, off for Dexter) for most of the way through the book
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Anthony
America's favorite serial killer is back. Good old Dexter, the blood splatter specialist with the Miami Police Department, returns in a very entertaining storyline.

In this installment, Dexter and his sister, Sergeant Deborah, who knows all about Dexter's night time hobby, are assigned to a Hollywood TV film crew, filming a new police drama in Miami. However, the main star of the series, playing a female police detective, is getting serious death threats and Dexter becomes her bodyguard.

I found
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Hayat
I love Lindsay's style of writing. I love the dark sense of humour he infuses into the story and most of all, I love the play on words and the witty banter between the characters. I even love Deborah's colourful insults. But there is one major flaw in this book that killed my enjoyment... Dexter morphing into what his sister Deborah described as a ball-brained asshole! I read this book in mounting utter disbelief as Dexter stumbled his way through one stupid action after another!... I thought D ...more
Josephine
A very interesting time for Dexter! He feels (probably for the first time in his) out of control, things are happening that he is not in charge of, not the centre of, and he doesn't like it. I would love to tell you the end but that would ruin your enjoyment, it was a shock, it leaves you wondering, "what now", we don't know what the outcome will be, will our inventive Dexter work it out, it is intriguing and exciting. Keep them coming Mr Lindsay!
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Dexter almost comes undone in the glare of Hollywood glamor. And the ending? Truly a shocker!Dexter's Final Cut
Irene Lull
As Moriarty from BBC's Sherlock would say: I'm disappointed, I'm disappointed in you, ordinary Sherlock Dexter!

I don't know where to begin and this is going to have minor spoilers, so beware.

This book disappointed me in many ways and if it's the final book, well, good riddance! I must say that I didn't enjoy all the books of this series but I expected a bit more from Lindsay. I cannot comprehend why would Dexter fall so hard for an actress. Yes, she was beautiful and yes, she lived a luxurious l
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Jeff Lindsay is the pen name of an American crime writer, Jeffry P. Freundlich, who lives in Cape Coral, Florida with his wife, author Hilary Hemingway, daughter of Leicester Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway's brother.

Lindsay is best known for writing the Dexter series of novels. Many of his earlier published works include his wife as a co-author. Time Blender was written with Michael Dorn. He graduat
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Other Books in the Series

Dexter (8 books)
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1)
  • Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter, #2)
  • Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, #3)
  • Dexter By Design (Dexter, #4)
  • Dexter Is Delicious (Dexter, #5)
  • Double Dexter (Dexter, #6)
  • Dexter Is Dead: A Novel (Dexter, #8)
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1) Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter, #2) Dexter in the Dark (Dexter, #3) Dexter By Design (Dexter, #4) Dexter Is Delicious (Dexter, #5)

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