Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Old Blood" by Karina Halle


SERIES: Experiment in Terror #5.5
PUBLISHER: Piatkus Entice
GENRE: NA Paranormal
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads

From her harrowing introduction in Darkhouse the spectre known as 'Creepy Clown Lady' has been a constant fixture in Perry Palomino's life. But beyond the horrid makeup and piercing stare lies Pippa a woman just like everyone else. Well not quite. When Perry discovered Pippa's message to her and Dex on the EVP recordings she thought she'd heard the last of the old woman's message. She was wrong. In the novella Old Blood Pippa relays the tale of her troubled and tortured past revealing how an aspiring actress and loving mother fell into madness and how an unfathomable betrayal led to her untimely death. For Perry the repercussions of her message are life-shattering.


The moment I picked up this novella I knew I was going to embrace a very sad read, but I honestly couldn't have imagined to find myself drawn into such a tragic scenario. The whole story Pippa tells is heartbreaking and it has left me with a deep sadness and lots of sympathy towards our Creepy Clown Lady.

We get to know a past that, despite its darkness, makes light over the present and helps us understand better the dynamics of a few fundamental events happened in Perry and Dex's lives. Plus, we get to see some glimpses of a younger Dex, and that is something I wouldn't have wanted to miss for the world.

I loved it! I think this is an instalment fans of the series shouldn't underestimate and skip, but definitely read it right after "On Demon Wings". You'll be surprised to see how this novella not only clarifies things, but drives you crazy in love with EIT even more!

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