Review: The Benson by Karina Halle ★★★★

The Benson by Karina Halle
Genre: Paranormal Mystery/horror
Series: Experiment in Terror #2.5
Publication Date:
ISBN: N/A
Page Count: 31
Rating: ★★★★
Review Copy: Own Purchase
Reviewed by: Lynsey
Synopsis: A short, sexy and scary read.
The Benson hotel in Portland, Oregon might look like your ordinary, swanky turn-of-the century hotel, but deep in the heart of this historic icon, lie a few restless souls with secrets that won't stay buried.

Amateur ghost hunters (and your favorite "will they or won't they" pair) Perry Palomino and Dex Foray spend an evening exploring the hotel for their Internet show "Experiment in Terror" - but this is no ordinary hotel and this is no ordinary episode. There's someone here in the Benson, someone dead, who will push the boundaries of what the duo know about ghosts and challenge Perry's very notion of the truth.
The Benson is a short novella in the Experiment in Terror Series. It occurs between books #2 (Red Fox) and #3 (Dead Sky Morning) but can also be read as a standalone and is the perfect primer for anyone interested in the best-selling series.


REVIEW

A tiny treat for Dex and Perry fans.

And it is truly tiny—just 31 little pages. But enjoyable.

I read it directly after finishing Red Fox but I notice that it's touted as being suitable to read as a sample of Karina's work for new readers as well. Which is tricky since it's set between books 2 and 3 and Spoiler Town is just a hop, skip and a jump away at any given moment. And I think that may explain why it felt to me like quite a step back after the massive progress Perry and Dex made in Red Fox. They seemed to have regressed right back to awkward and uncomfortable which was a shame but understandable given what I just said. Still, it was enjoyable and definitely worth a glimpse while it's free.

4 Stars ★★★★
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1 comment:

  1. I've actually never heard of this author, or her series. But it definitely sounds like an amazing read. I'm adding it to my to-be-read list. Thanks for the heads up!

    ~Annie & Demi @ Characterized Book Reviews
    http://characterized.blogspot.com/

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