Red Fox (Experiment in Terror #2)
Author: Karina Halle
Publisher: Metal Blonde Books
Published: June 13, 2011
Rating: 4 Birds
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.
My take: So, now I’m following up and keeping with the series…and Red Fox is the second. It begins on a high of following so close to the first book that it just doesn’t miss a beat.
Again, it goes back into the world of Perry and her crazy ways. She’s such an incredibly relatable character to todays society and I think that’s why she’s grown on me since the first book even. Nothing ever seems to go right for her, but when it does, it just falls apart again after a couple hours. Maybe she’s not relatable to EVERYONE, but I can definitely see the relationship between myself and this whacked out girl.
Dex is definitely growing on me in some ways. He keeps up with the façade of not knowing whether to hate him, love him…or love to hate him! He’s such a complex character that Karina left me going from “Seriously, I’m going to punch this character” to “Aww I just want to give him a hug!” It was such a whirlwind throughout!
Plus on top of them being these complex characters, there’s the whole “this is all just one big hopeful webisode on a regular basis…how will that work out?” thing going on and it’s like “okay but if it does keep running, is it because of the views…or because of Dex?” Mysterious!
I think in this one, I felt a bit better at anticipating how certain things would turn out…but honestly, there was still never a dull moment even after I’d figure something about the story out! Karina’s writing in this one is just as easy and free flowing as the first.
Now I look forward to reading Dead Sky Morning, book 3…which will be reviewed later this month. Perry and Dex have so much more in store.
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