Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: Red Fox (EiT #2) by Karina Halle

Red Fox by Karina Halle
Experiment in Terror #2
324 pages
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*** Stars

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.

Red Fox is the second installment in the Eit Series.  It follows our two main characters Dex Forray and Perry Palomino and there adventures in ghost....hunting?  I'm not yet sure what to call it or classify these two as.  Neither do they at this point.  So far in the story I know Perry has some "special" abilities and there's hints that maybe Dex does as well.  Lot's of foreshadowing and tension building  so far in terms of the relationship between the these two and what they're capable of.    Not so much in the first book, but in this one we get a better feel for Perry's feelings and even see some reciprocation from Dex.  I can sense their relationship is going to be complicated, much like the individual.    

This book takes them to New Mexico where they're called on to help a a friend.  What ensues when they arrive is nothing short of crazy.  It's to be expected I suppose given their choice of profession, but holy $^&t! Perry is one strong chick, that's all I can say.   At this point in the series I've realized that Perry is accident prone and a definite magnet for trouble.  The minute Dex leaves her alone she's in instnat peril.  Which at first annoyed me because really? Are we gonna play the damsel in distress part?  However, I've come to realize that's part of her charm.  Anyways, Dex and Perry are helping out a friend who's been experiencing poltergeist activity.  They live on this huge ranch in the middle of the desert which is prime real estate for weird happenings.   The cast of characters in this book are all very intriguing as well as suspicious.  During the entire book, I wasn't sure who was the culprit even though it was well obvious someone was behind the sinister activity, which definitely kept me interested in the story, characters as well as the outcome.

So far I'm liking this series.  I enjoy the fact that you have to follow these characters from book one as it gives readers a better appreciation for their growth, which I'm hoping I see in future books.  It's fun, light, creepy and sweet with a Supernatural-esque feel to it.

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