I have very mixed feelings about this story, parts of it are very well done. The author’s use of subdued humor in John’s struggle to be normal is outstanding. The concept of a budding sociopath trying to blend in is fascinating. Unfortunately, the author also tends to go overboard on the “gross-out” aspects giving me a few too many yucky moments. Also, I have never felt totally at peace with the supernatural aspect of the story, feeling this is a bit of a cop out on the author‘s part.. I will eventually read the final book in the trilogy as overall these stories are very clever and intriguing, and I can’t help but picture a young Dexter and wondering where John’s urges will take him.