I picked this book up on a day that was dark and all it wanted to be is cold and rainy and let me tell you this book added in the creep factor. It was dark and well described; the scenes seemed to have a mind of their own. Now don’t take this the wrong way but I usually have a hard time getting through horror type books and this by any means isn’t a horror book but it has a feel of one. The way the author chose to describe the main focus of the book made the feel of it much darker and creepy. But also the beginning of this book didn’t really draw me in, to be honest I really didn’t like the main character, she complained way too much and she had a personality that I usually in real life shy away from but yet I continued reading and the more I read and Dex was introduced my liking of the main character changed, she started showing sides of her I didn’t know she had and I was able to finally let her in. I became so intrigued with the storyline that I just wanted to keep reading and once I got past the beginning of the book I was able to read at a much more enjoyable and faster pace. I would gauge though this isn’t a high thriller pace it does have a sense of action packed and fast pace, so much was introduced in this book; so many ideas and problems, I liked the fact that there were problems set up in just the right spots to be resolved in the next books, it definitely left me yearning for more. The Plot of the book was good, there were all the required elements and everything that needed to be there was there and there was even a great subplot in this book, I really enjoyed reading about how her old life and her new life were intercepting, it really brought in a whole new level and feel to the book. Not many books are able to bring the past and the future together to create the present but in this book you could see it. As for the characters themselves, I thought each one had a distinct personality, I especially enjoyed the character of Dex, and he had that stereotypical mysteriousness about him but with an added element of surprise; he in the ended didn’t fully fit that mold. As for Perry which is the main character though like I said I really didn’t enjoy in the beginning made a small transformation that allowed me to see a deeper self of her and opened up a new dimension to where I actually begun to understand why she was like she was. But there was one character that fell a little flat to me that I wish I could have been privileged to learn more about; Uncle Al. I felt that he could have added even more to this story, I know he has a story of his own and perhaps if we could have seen just a little bit more into his past I could understand why he felt the way he did in this book but perhaps we’ll learn more about him in the books to come. As for the description in this book it definitely was there, there wasn’t too much but at times it got very descriptive to the point where I wanted the sun to come out or turn on a light, I know pathetic but the author did a great job at creating a picture where you couldn’t help but cringe. It was an enjoyable read; one that will keep you with the lights one.
Enter the world of the highly-acclaimed Experiment in Terror Series by visiting...the Darkhouse:
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 twenty-something, 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 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.
I would recommend this to any fan of ghost stories and to those of you who enjoy mysteriousness and darkness, this definitely satisfies anyone’s craving for a book full of ghosts and mystery. I wouldn’t recommend this to people who don’t enjoy ghosts and stories that could in a way be confusing if you weren’t actively reading at certain parts; though to be honest there were only a couple of those scenes. One thing I did enjoy about this book was the title; I thought it fit the story so perfect and it was so clever and creative at the same time. It really just brought the whole book and story together. I really did enjoy this book and look forward to reading other books by this author.