Series: Experiment in Terror #8
Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: December 8th, 2013
Genres: Horror, Paranormal
Also in this series: Darkhouse, Red Fox, The Benson, Dead Sky Morning, Lying Season
Also by this author: Darkhouse, Red Fox, The Benson, Dead Sky Morning, Lying Season
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
It’s been two months since Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s relationship reached a new turning point, two months since Perry started a new life in Seattle, and two months since their Experiment in Terror show took on a new partner, ex-Wine Babe Rebecca Sims, and found a new level of success. But whenever there is light in their lives, the madness still has a way of coming back in.
When the team is sent back to the stormy Oregon coast to investigate a haunted school, Perry wants to use the opportunity to reconnect with her family and reintroduce Dex into their lives. Only Perry’s not the only one who’s reaching out – her grandmother Pippa has started appearing to her with disturbing warnings and Perry’s presence at the school has ignited a chilling new wave of supernatural phenomenon. Once used a century ago as a sanatorium to house children dying of tuberculosis, the school’s past residents are slowly coming back to life and with one thing on their mind. They want someone to play with, someone to join them. Forever.
Even when dead, some children get whatever they want.
And they want Perry.
Dex and Perry are back y’all!
Ashes to Ashes takes place a couple months after Come Alive and things are looking pretty good for our favorite duo. Their web-show EIT with the lovely addition of Rebecca is doing well. Perry and Dex’s relationship is stronger than ever.
“I just…I wanted you to know that. I know I can seem…distant sometimes. I know I’m always in my head and sometimes I’m just a little too quiet. But you’re the most important thing to me. You keep me grounded, you hold me in place, you make me feel real. I love you, Dex. I hope this lets you know that.”
What could go wrong?
I think the problem is something you won’t see coming. I think the problem will come in the form of someone who is trustworthy. And when I think he comes, he will bring you here. Where everything will end.
The events that transpire after Dex, Perry and Rebecca head to Oregon to investigate a haunted school can only be described as insane. Between dead children causing insane amounts of terror and mischief…
She didn’t say anything. She just stared at me. And ever so slowly smiled, displaying a mouth soaked with blood.
and some intense swoon-y moments with Dex…
He watched me for a few loaded beats before he closed his eyes.
“Yes. Sorry. I’m okay, I’m just…I’m your fucking man, baby. That’s all there is to it, I’m your fucking man. That is never going to change.”
Ashes to Ashes has officially dethroned Lying Season as my favorite Experiment in Terror novel to date. I laughed, cried, hid under the covers, and held my breathe. Being back in Perry’s head felt like home. Perry is one complex and emotional character. She has changed so much from that awkward girl in Darkhouse. And Dex, well what can I say that hasn’t already been said? He is hilarious, sexy, exhilarating, and thank god he is fictional, because I would possibly leave my boyfriend for him.
While I am devastated that there is only one more book left in the EIT series, so far it is one hell of a ride, and there is plenty more to come….