With Book Two of the Experiment in Terror Series, Perry Palomino and Dex Foray trade in the stormy Oregon coast for the unforgiving deserts of New Mexico.
In the forgotten town of Red Fox, a Navajo couple is tortured by things unseen and by motives unknown. Wild animals slink through their house in the dark, a barrage of stones pound their roof nightly, and mutilated sheep carcasses are turning up on their property. Armed with a camera and just enough to go on, Perry and Dex travel to the desolate locale, hoping to film the supernatural occurrences and add credibility to their flailing webcast. Only their show has a lot more working against them than just growing pains. Tested by dubious ranch hands, a ghost from Dex’s past, and shapeshifting deception, the amateur ghost hunters must learn to trust each other in order to fight the most ancient of myths…or die trying.
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS SERIES!
I don’t have cable at home, but if I did, I would be one of those people who would watch all the ghost hunting shows. I just love them. There’s something about being terrified by the unknown that just excites me. Well, when it’s happening to someone ELSE, of course.
In Red Fox, Dex and Perry’s web show Experiments in Terror continues as they venture off to Red Fox for a job. The story takes place quite soon after the ending of Darkhouse and I was eager to jump right in. While there was no spooky lighthouse in this story, there was a wealth of new characters and a whole new story for Dex and Perry to deal with.
In my review of Darkhouse, I mentioned the unrequited love and the fact that the story doesn’t immediately jump into instant romance and I’m happy to say that there is still so much build up to what might happen between the two main characters. I don’t want to give anything away, but I want MORE!! I think the relationship between Dex and Perry is my favourite thing about these stories because it’s complicated and confusing, but not in a bad way. There’s just so much sexual tension going on that I find myself getting impatient as I read – THANKFULLY there are more books in the series, still, so I HOPE something happens. Soon.
Oh, and in THIS book, Perry and Dex have to pretend to me married. YES, right? I was smiling like a crazy person from the point when I read that one line until the end of the book.
Again, I didn’t feel necessarily scared while reading this, but that’s just me and something I’ll have to accept. The day they decide to add soundtracks to novels will be the day that I might get scared. Maybe. BUT Karina Halle still has that knack for writing scary scenes and creepy characters – personally, I think Darkhouse was creepier, but this story seemed a whole lot different from that one because it wasn’t so much dealing with the paranormal. It still worked and it still had me tearing through the pages like a madwoman.
A great installment from Karina, which has me immediately wanting to dive into the next book in the series!
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