RedFox (Experiment in Terror #2)
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, New Mexico, 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.
The duo is back in this 2nd installment of the series. After their first adventure, Perry has finally signed a contract with Dex’s boss for a series of low-budget, low-paying, paranormal webcast episodes… Unfortunately she got fired from her daytime job, not to mention that their debut webisode was just so-so. Plus her parents are discouraging her from continuing her weird activities.
So now we have poor Perry, mildly depressed,looking for a new job while trying to hide her predicament from her parents. Until she got the call from Dex… He informed her that they have a new case at hand. This time, the duo is joined by Dex’s former bandmate and fellow paranormal ‘expert’… Maximus.
The setting is in New Mexico, at a small Navajo reservation village called Red Fox. A native couple has some weird stuff going on in their ranch. So the husband decided to contact Maximus, who eventually contacted Dex. And a new story begins…
This novel has a darker and more sinister air than the previous one, but more enjoyable to read. The scenes are very creepy, if not horrifying. Plus we get to know more about Dex’s past in this story, with special thanks to Maximus. My only disappointment is that I was hoping for Perry to show some kind of not so passive powers. Like something that can be used for attack (or defense).
But I love Perry! She rarely loses her head even in sticky situations. Pretending to be married and sleeping in the same bed with the guy you have the hots for should have been awkward and tempting. But she got control of her emotions and i love that about her. Dex is a revelation! So now we have bits of info from his past, which slightly shed light to his nondescript personality. AND HE REALLY CARES ABOUT PERRY. I think he’s in love with her. He just doesn’t realize it yet, unlike our cute Perry. I love the supporting characters. Especially Maximus and Bird. I think the author has done a very good job in developing the other characters. The feelings are very realistic that you will actually feel for them, even with the evil ones.
And the romance… Oh boy! Oh boy! Finally! Good progress! I want more of this in the next books. The chemistry and sparks are sizzling! I think they are more into each other than they think. The semi-love triangle with Maximus also worked. I hope we can see more of him in the future as well.
My judgment… 4.5 out of 5 stars! I love this book! It got me gripping and excited and it’s definitely a page turner. I’ve read a lot of PnR books but so far this is the only series I’ve read in this style and it’s very refreshing. I’m very excited and really looking forward to reading the succeeding books.
- Red Fox Experiment in Terror #2 – Karina Halle (pennydreadfulbooks.wordpress.com)