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

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

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Review:

This book! It had me on the edge of my seat, biting my fingernails from beginning to end. Not only was I using my deduction skills in attempt to figure out who was behind the Lancasters’ torment but the chemistry between Dex and Perry was magnified by ten…maybe a thousand in book 2! The whole book creeped me out. Could you imagine waking up in the middle of the night to animals lurking in the shadows of YOUR HOUSE? Or how about strange rock storms…yes, rocks being flung at your house from all over? No? Neither could I. Honestly, Perry and Dex and studly Max were absolutely out of their minds to stay in the Lancasters’ house after the first incident. But anyways…onto the characters.

I love Dex and Perry. Their banter and rapport is amazing. I can firmly say they are among my favorite book duos. Half the time I want to slap them because I can’t figure out whether Dex is attracted to Perry or if he’s just a weirdo. I also can’t figure him out, period, but that’s a whole other can of worms. And Perry, I just.love.her. She’s everything I could ever want in a main character. She, at times, can be self-depreciating but her moments of sheer awesomeness totally overshadow her moments of self-doubt. The are-they or aren’t-they vibes I got the entire time I read this book literally  had me wanting to pull my hair out! I loved what Max brought to Red Fox. He’s this big, somewhat burly red-head and I think he brings a bit of competition in for Dex. Although Dex and Perry are pretending to be married, it’s obvious Perry and Max might find each other attractive. It’s also interesting to attempt to figure out what in the world is going on with Max and Dex. We know they have a history…but the tension between them is unbelievable!

The actual story was moved much more quickly for me than Darkhouse. While I still enjoyed Darkhouse, Red Fox‘s pacing was just better for me. The book seemed to take off from a few pages in and I felt as if there was always something going on to hold my attention. I also enjoyed playing the “Who Done It” game with myself while reading. I love a good mystery and when you throw some paranormal elements in and a little bit of (possible) romance…I am a happy reader.

Red Fox was a strong second book in the EIT series and I cannot wait to continue on with the crazy situations and shenanigans Perry and Dex get into!

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