by Karina Halle
Series: Experiment in Terror #3
Narrator: Jo Raylan
Length: 9 hours and 38 minutes
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Narration: 4 cups
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.
DEAD SKY MORNING is the third book in Karina Halle’s Experiment in Terror series and lordy was it creeptastic. As we get to know the main characters and move into new cases, this series just keeps getting better. Turn on the lights and grab your earbuds!
This series follows the adventures of amateur ghost hunters Perry Palamino and Dex Foray as they investigate locations that exhibit paranormal activity for their online show. Dex is the mysterious older investigator with online exposure, and Perry we are discovering as the series progresses is sensitive to the paranormal world. Something happens at her parents home that freaked me out but had her family sharing knowing glances. I need to find out more!
In DEAD SKY MORNING, they are camping for the weekend on a remote island located in the rough strait between British Columbia and Washington state. The island was once home to a leper colony where 40 people were left to die. Now a campground it is reported to be haunted. *Que the scary music and paranormal woo-woo*. They travel by boat to this fog shrouded island, where Halle takes us on a trippy, eerie and terrifying adventure.
How can I explain what happened and what I experienced listening to this? The island is creepy, and they are definitely NOT alone. As the two set up camp and begin to converse, their moods seem to alter. Perry who is more sensitive to the paranormal sees and hears things. They experience mood swings, shifts in reality, near death experiences and more. Think THE SHINING. Yep, creepy as hell. Halle has this way of building things up until suddenly you are terrified and outside noises have you jumping. The atmospheric setting and paranormal woo-woo soon have Dex and Perry not trusting each other as paranoia sets-in. For a moment I wondered if they would murder each other. It was brilliant.
The pace was fantastic, and while all this crazy stuff was happening, things are revealed about the characters. We learn some unsettling things about Perry’s past. Perry gets bold and asks Dex questions, even though she still assumes way too much. Dex isn’t an easy read and has some trouble dealing with Perry’s abilities, but we do learn some tidbits about him. These are characters that I both love and hate but find I cannot stop listening and rooting for them.
The mystery, like the others in this series, isn’t completely solved. It’s more of will they survive the experience or not. It gives an authenticity to these hauntings. Sometimes the paranormal activity cannot be explained, and some places are inherently evil.
Jo Rylan continues to narrate, and I think she brilliantly captures their personalities and the dark atmospheric tone. She skillful enhances the tension through tone and pacing. Rylan even manages to capture the sillier moments between Dex and Perry.
DEAD SKY MORNING and the Experiment in Terror series is perfect for fans of horror, ghostly tales, and mysteries.Dead Sky Morning by Karina Halle delivered a creeptastic tale on #audio Click To Tweet