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Red Fox by Karina Halle
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Jun 22, 2011

it was amazing

The author takes the creepiness and back and forth play between the two main characters in the first book and ramps it up for the second installment and boy does it pay off! Now set in the small town of Red Fox, New Mexico, the book immediately benefits from the feeling of people looking for something in a small desert town where no one can be trusted, especially not your imagination or paranoia. There's something about the setting which needs no explanation, you just already know something's up, but you still need to read the book and figure it out, all the while continuing on with two characters who get more comfortable around each other but at the same time hide their truest of feelings for many reasons (some of which we find out about through other characters)
There are some side characters in this book (or town) that stand out more then in the first book and they all have something to contribute to the story. All the while the two main characters play out the scenario to the best of their X-Files abilities, except it's more fun to read because it's not quite as black and white (Moulder thinks it's an alien, Scully doesn't, they see crazy shit but still think the same thing by the end)
All in all, if you haven't read the first book, you could start with Red Fox (and it stands out on it's own really well) but you'd just end up wanting to read the first one anyway. So you might as well start with Darkhouse, and enjoy the continuation and growth of the characters and a story you feel you're more and more a part of with the riveting sequel.
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Karina Halle Mulder...and you're right. As much as I heart the X-Files, Scully could be face to face, making out with an alien, and she will still be all like, "Actually it was swamp gas, you're crazy Mulder."

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