Series: Experiment in Terror #1
Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: May 1st, 2011
Also in this series: Red Fox, The Benson, Dead Sky Morning, Lying Season, On Demon Wings
Also by this author: Red Fox, The Benson, Dead Sky Morning, Lying Season, On Demon Wings
There’s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she’s been dealing with a quarter-life crisis and post-college syndrome like any other twentysomething, she’s still not what you would call “ordinary.” For one thing, there’s her past which she likes to pretend never happened, and then there’s the fact that she sees ghosts. Luckily for her, that all comes in handy when she stumbles across Dex Foray, an eccentric producer for an upcoming webcast on ghost hunters. Even though the show’s budget is non-existent and Dex himself is a maddening enigma, Perry is instantly drawn into a world that both threatens her life and seduces her with a sense of importance. Her uncle’s haunted lighthouse provides the perfect catalyst and backdrop for a horrific mystery that unravels the threads of Perry’s fragile sanity and causes her to fall for a man, who, like the most dangerous of ghosts, may not be all that he seems.
It took me about 20% into this book before I got hooked, and boy did I ever. I immediately purchased the next 4 books in the series, and I’m awaiting the 6th book now. I have recommended this book to a ton of my friends.
The book starts out with an innocent bonfire and some exploration by our main girl Perry….little did she know who or what she was going to find……
“Somehow, by dealing with the dead, I had never felt so alive.”
While Perry is on her adventures she runs into Dex. Dex is scouting out areas that have been associated with haunting/paranormal behavior. I do not want to go any farther in fear of giving too much away but it is full of heart stopping suspense and amazing character development.
I LOVE Perry. She is headstrong, determined and not only does she discover some haunts along her adventure, but she learns to discover more about herself.
“I used to dream big. It seemed like somewhere along the way I had forgotten about that. And gave up.”
And who can forget Dex. He is mysterious, funny and sexy. He is one of the most intriguing characters that I have the great fortune to stumble upon. I LOVE the banter between Perry and Dex. It is funny, refreshing and reading it makes me feel like I am just hanging out with my friends.
Do not let your misconceptions of the ‘horror’ genre make you fear picking this book. It will become your new best friend I promise! Not only is this book AMAZING but if you have a kindle/ereader it is free!!!