Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Review: Red Fox ( Experiment in Terror #2 ) by Karina Halle

Red Fox by Karina Halle

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.




This second instalment of Experiment of Terror brings both Dex and Perry to New Mexico to confront the poltergeist at Will's and Sarah's ranch. Here we met Maximus, Dex's college buddy and also ex-band mate. We got to learn a big chunk of our mystery man, Dex, past from Maximus. 

The tension built up in this book was so thick and I'm surprise Perry still able to breath through it. Dex is as crazy as ever since he had to forego his anti-psychotic med for the weekend. When Perry said she's worried Dex might smoulder her with a pillow during her sleep, I totally believe her. My favourite Dex and Perry moment this time (apart from the long awaited kiss) was when Dex invited her to dance to the Billy Joe's song while singing it by her ear. So damn romantic. Who knew Dex had this trick up his sleeves. And his heroic moves to save Perry was freaking dramatic and priceless.

“I hope you never stop feeling alive.”
“As long as you’re around. I’ll be alive.” 

Back to the plot, Will believes his ranch was haunted by poltergeist with stone throwing and recently cattle dying. But his blind wife, Sarah was having a hard time believing in anything supernatural. Although Dex and Perry just wanted to film it and get it done, they can't seems to pull themselves away from all the drama surrounding the ranch and its native people. In the end, they had no choice, but the confront it head on.

Rating 5/5