Sunday 12 May 2013

Lying Season (Experiment in Terror #4) by Karina Halle

Ama­teur ghost-hunter Perry Palomino has bat­tled ghosts, fought off skin­walk­ers and skirted the fine line between life and death. 

But can she sur­vive bunk­ing down in Seat­tle for a week with her partner (and man she secretly loves) Dex and his perfect girl­friend, Jennifer? 

And can she do so while being tor­mented by a mali­cious spirit from Dex’s increas­ingly shady past? 

With love and life in the bal­ance, Perry must dis­cover the truth among the lies or risk los­ing every­thing she's ever cared about.

  • Genre: Paranormal Romance, Horror, Supernatural, Mystery
  • Age: new adult / adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read from February 16 to 17, 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★★/★★★★★

I'm numb. I'm shocked. I'm blown away.

I can't think of a better way to start this review, than using my all-time favourite quote.

“I've never been afraid of ghosts. I live with them daily, after all. All the time the ghosts flit past and through us, hiding in the future. We look in the mirror and see shades of other faces looking back through the years; we see the shape of memory, standing solid in an empty doorway. By blood and by choice, we make our own ghosts; we haunt ourselves.” Diana Gabaldon

6 or maybe 7 SHOCKING & AMAZING & LYING Stars

The 4th installment in the mindf*ckingly awesome Experiment in Terror series, is the scariest book of them all. Yes, there are ghost and encounters and possibly demons just like in the previous ones, but nothing compares to the human soul and the exposion of the inner-most thoughts and feelings. Nothing more horrible than people, their interactions and the amount of pain and hurt they can inflict, with a single word or gesture.

Everyone has ghosts that follow them throughout their lives. Ghosts of the past they wish they’d left behind, ghosts of love they once turned down, ghosts of regret and ghosts of loss. Ghosts of guilt.

Karina Halle strips her characters bare in front us, revealing them for what they are, no superheroes but lying and cheating bastards, manipulative bitches, moody and insane. Normal, realistic, plain people, you and me. Her writing style pulls no punches and you witness everything like a train wreck coming your way, not able to tear your eyes away.

In Lying Season the EIT is investigating the most notorious asylum in the Seattle area.

 A place haunted from the screams of the insane, the violence of the guards and the despair of everyone of them.

But the asylum is just a front. An excuse for our heroes to live together and deal with their nightmares. Because in this book Perry is invited to live with Dex and his girlfriend in their apartment.

I really can't deal with everything that book threw at us....

 Perry is haunted by dreams of a long forgotten past. Unable to deal with the trauma of these memories she supressed them with drugs, alcohol and therapy. But they are coming back, to stay..

There is either us…or nothing at all.

She is completely in love with her partner and she hurts. He seems commited to his girlfriend, oblivious to everything. And he hides something crucial from her. A matter of life or death, that she has to manipulate and lie to reveal....

Dex is haunted too.  


By a real ghost. His dead ex can't find peace and she won't leave him alone. He stays heavily medicated to hide the fact that he is like Perry. He can see ghosts..


A lying, manipulative, angry, insane and asshole bastard. There is no excuse for his actions. And he will have to pay the price...

How can two people so perfect for each other, manage to screw everything up?

“You’ve always been there for me, Perry. Even from the very beginning, even if you never meant to be, even when you shouldn’t have been. You’re the light in all this madness. You’re my light. I should have been with you... Oh God, why am I not with you?”

“Because you’re an idiot,” I said.

The ending of this book is a cliffhanger from hell............ Pure evil, mind-blowing, game-changing and heartbreaking and I'm so DAMN angry!

Kudos to everyone who read these books, as they were coming out!! I don't know how you managed to survive... Highly recommended to everyone these addictive books, are becoming better and better...


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