The Benson (Experiment in Terror #2.5) by Karina Halle

Release Date: 12/07/2011
Summary from Goodreads:
This short story/novella sees amateur Youtube ghost-hunters, Perry Palomino and Dex Foray, investigating the real-life hauntings of Portland’s infamous Benson Hotel. It occurs between books #2 (Red Fox) and #3 (Dead Sky Morning) and is the perfect primer for anyone interested in the EIT series.
Review:

This is going to be a short review since The Benson isn’t very long itself (about 50 pages, I think) but it’s worth reviewing because I love EIT with all my heart. The Benson is like a big giant bonus scene between books 2 and 3 in the EIT series. After Red Fox had our two MC’s pretending to be married and the sexual tension was cranked up to unbearable, The Benson picks up with Dex and Perry investigating an infamously haunted hotel in Portland, Oregon.

The first thing I have to say is boy does Dex ever love to push Perry to the brink. I don’t know how she does it. I’d die of fright, literally. I get skeeved out just reading about the circumstances these two put themselves in so I don’t think Ghost Hunting will make my bucket list. Since Dex (OF COURSE) has to leave Perry to go find help, she encounters quite a few supernatural entities. I have to say for a short story Halle did a great job with the suspense and intrigue. The Benson was not only scary but left me feeling all kinds of giddy at the prospect of Derry getting it together and a possible showdown between Perry and Jenn…the Wine Babe a.k.a. Dex’s girlfriend.

If you read the EIT Series I cannot stress ENOUGH that you need to read the novellas, too. I know a lot of people find novellas to be a waste of time but I’m telling you, for EIT they’re like that secret stash of candy to hold you over between holidays.

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