I am a HUGE fan of the Dexter TV series and started watching it around the same time I read this book. Michael C. Hall is a phenomenal actor and it was so much more enjoyable to read this book picturing him as Dexter. There is nobody else that could play Dexter as well as him he is just fantastic. Onto the book it has been a while since I read it but I remember devouring it in a few days and really enjoying it. It is mostly like the TV series unlike the later books which I have not been able to read just because of how different they are and because of how excellent Michael is as Dexter on the TV show. But for people that haven't watched the TV show this book is an excellent read and would still be a good read even for those that love the TV show.