With the Experiment in Terror show finding some success, amateur ghost hunters Perry Palomino and Dex Foray embark on their most terrifying investigation yet. A tiny, fog-shrouded island in the rough strait between British Columbia and Washington State has held a dark secret for decades: It was a former leper colony where over forty souls were left to rot, die and bury each other. Now a functioning campground, Perry and Dex spend an isolated weekend there to investigate potential hauntings but as the duo quickly find out, there is more to fear on D’Arcy Island than just ghosts. The island quickly pits partner against partner, spiraling the pair into madness that serves to destroy their sanity, their relationship and their very lives.My Thoughts: Holy Toledo! This series just keeps getting creepier. In a good, OMG! totally fantastic sort of way. Seriously, each of the books have tickled my book kink funny bone in a different way. Book 1- abandoned lighthouse. Book 2- barren, deserty land. Book 3- FREAKING ABANDONED LEPER COLONY! Wait. Let me rephrase that. It's not the leper colony that makes me giddy (because those are kind of sad) but rather that Perry and Dex are all alone on an island populated by scary, scary things AND THEY ARE TRAPPED AND IT'S HORRIBLY CREEPY AND OMG!THE SEXUAL TENSION IS KILLING ME!
No, really. I'm worried that both Perry and Dex are going to spontaneously go up in flames from all the heat they're keeping trapped between them. Good lord, you could run a city for a year off the sparks those two are generating. And then they have to share a sleeping bag. A SLEEPING BAG! Sharing! They cuddle up to one another and I immediately become a puddly mess. I think I need to read more in the Camping in Abandoned Places genre.
Just so we're clear, there was more than just unresolved sexual tension in this book. There were ghosts. And corpses. And incredibly strange and some downright disgusting happenings. Yes, it really was fabulous. I couldn't put it down once I started. I didn't want to put it down. I refused on the grounds of book fabulosity. TRUE STORY! "Son, I'd like to make you dinner but this book is just TOO GOOD. You're on your own."
I'm at the point where I can't recommend this series enough to those that can handle a touch of the creep. It left me shivery and glancing in dark corners. The characters are beginning to let pieces of their past slip out and we're slowly learning about the things that shaped them into the people they are today. And, oh, I have questions. So many questions. I want to know more. I want to know how Perry's managed to block out some fairly big things in her past - things that her parents are aware of and that seem to scare them - and how she and Dex are going to deal with them when they finally come out in the open.
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Book 1: Darkhouse
Book 2: Red Fox
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Dead Sky Morning was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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