Review: The Dex-Files by Karina Halle ★★★★★

The Dex-Files by Karina Halle
Genre: Horror/Romance
Series: Experiment in Terror #5.7
Publication Date: August 13th 2012
ISBN: n/a
Page Count: 139
Rating: ★★★★★
Review Copy: Own Purchase
Reviewed by: Lynsey
Synopsis: The truth is out there...

 The Dex-Files is a compilation novel that accompanies the Experiment in Terror Series and is not to be-read as a stand-alone. In the Dex-Files we find a variety of scenes and chapters from the enigmatic Dex Foray's POV from books #1-6 in the series. Some of these scenes have been previously published, albeit from Perry's POV, while other scenes are completely new.

In addition to it not being a stand-alone, the novel also contains some major spoilers and should be read only by those who have read all the published books in the series. 
 

REVIEW


Enter the mind of Dex Foray at your own risk.

This was such a treat! I love it when authors do this; allow us to see the other side of certain pivotal scenes. Because the thing is, they know their characters inside and out, even if the main series is written first person from only one perspective like this one is, the author still has to know the other characters just as intimately to make the magic happen. They need to know exactly what the other player is thinking and feeling during those often convoluted conversations where people aren't saying what they really mean or the whole of the truth. But now we get to know, too! And there are certain scenes here I would have paid a handsome sum to know what Dex was thinking right then, and also some bonus scenes that I hadn't really thought much about, but that were enlightening nonetheless.

Be warned, however, Dex's mind is a dirty, mucky place! I was surprised by that most of all. He didn't strike me initially as such a sexual creature—that was something that evolved over the course of the first 5 books. But after reading this, you'll know that all those times from Perry's POV where his face was described as being blank/expressionless? Yeah, he was probably thinking about sex. The dirty rascal ;)

As well as revisiting scenes from the main series we also got scenes from Dex while he was away from Perry AND scenes from his early childhood and adolescence. Truly, if you want to know how this man's mind works, this novella will tell you.

Here is the list of scenes you get:

Prologue
After School Special
Dear Abby

Spookshow Baby (A Darkhouse scene)
Even Deeper (A Darkhouse scene)
Big Dumb Sex (A Darkhouse scene)
Butterfly Caught (A Red Fox scene)
She’s Got a Way (A Red Fox scene)
Stripsearch (A Dead Sky Morning scene)
Digging the Grave (A Dead Sky Morning scene)
When Good Dogs Do Bad Things (A Dead Sky Morning scene)
She Loves Me Not (A Lying Season scene)
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (A Lying Season scene)
Mr. Self-Destruct (A Lying Season scene)
Demon Cleaner (An On Demon Wings scene)
Bailout (An Into the Hollow scene)

I really enjoyed this. It was worth every penny.
5 Stars ★★★★★

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