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Lying Season

(Experiment in Terror #4)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  6,834 ratings  ·  847 reviews
Amateur ghost-hunter Perry Palomino has battled ghosts, fought off skinwalkers and skirted the fine line between life and death. But can she survive bunking down in Seattle for a week with her partner (and man she secretly loves) Dex and his perfect girlfriend, Jennifer? And can she do so while being tormented by a malicious spirit from Dex's increasingly shady past? With ...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Metal Blonde Books (first published December 12th 2011)
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Leslie Yes! This is book 4 in the series. Darkhouse is the first and it is totally worth it!

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Georgia ♥
I'm numb. I'm shocked. I'm blown away.

I can't think of a better way to start this review, than using my all-time favourite quote.

“I've never been afraid of ghosts. I live with them daily, after all. All the time the ghosts flit past and through us, hiding in the future. We look in the mirror and see shades of other faces looking back through the years; we see the shape of memory, standing solid in an empty doorway. By blood and by choice, we make our own ghosts; we haunt ourselves.” Diana Gabal
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
Oh God!!That ending was TORTURE!!!


and Jenn ugh -.-


In this book Perry and Dex have a project in Seattle to film and they also have the Shownet Christmas party Dex invites her to stay with him and Jenn..

They have to explore a haunted mental institute...

The ghost in this story is the scariest!!Ghosts with issues are bad enough but when you have a past with the ghost (the ghost is Dex ex girlfriend) makes it hard ..


The tension between then is out for everyone to see.The attraction between them is
Karina Halle
Nov 14, 2011 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I re-read this in 2012...liked it. Just trying to make my GR goal!

'tis the season of the lie. Perry gets more than she bargains for when she travels up to Seattle to spend the week living with Dex and his uber hot and sickly sweet girlfriend, Jennifer. In their tiny Belltown apartment. Not that she's a sucker for punishment (well, maybe just a little), but there's a haunted insane asylum to investigate, as well as the company (Shownet) Christmas party AND a douchey rival ghost-hunting team that

Me after finishing this book:

I was just blown away, shocked, impressed and...

Again, Karina Halle has managed to keep me enthralled from the moment I started reading this book until the very last page. I kept telling myself: one more chapter and then I REALLY need to go to sleep! But I was just unable to put it down and ended up finishing it in the early hours of the morning...

Lying Season is all about the past, about the demons that haunt you and about lea
Buddy read with my darling Vilda ♥ Check out her review here: ✦ Vilda's review

Final rating: 5/5 stars

Ladies and Gentlemen!!!! Karina Halle is a goddess! Goddess of drama, characters with depth and OF HORROR!! SHE IS A QUEEN OF EVERYTHING AND I WORSHIP HER!!!!

I was quite serious when i said that. Karina Halle is just perfect writer , her writing style is flawless, she always keeps my attention and she always makes me want more! I have one thing to say too: thank god i have
Kristin (KC)
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*5 Stars!*

Best. One. Yet.

These books are undeniably addictive, and Lying Season is the most chilling and engaging one yet!

I truly love how each of these books uses multiple angles to play off a seperate, solid, recurring theme. In Lying Season, we are offered a plot that dances around lies and deceit—boldly allowing this story to live up to its name. We also get a sort of 'psychological thriller' feel, as it bravely tackles mental health issues. Its execution is seamless and creative, and swift
Duchess Nicole

I mean, to Perry...

My absolute favorite of the series so far. Honestly, this entire series really just deserves SHADES OF FIFTY STARS, because I'm pretty sure Karina Halle is a genius. Each book has a formula...set up for the life of Perry and Dex/setup for the situation they are about to find themselves in/set up for the state of their sad and effed up, star crossed relationship.....and then BAM!!!!!!! You're hit over the head with awesome!!!! Seriously, each
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Holly sh*t !!! This book was so mind blowing!
Ha you think that Darkhouse is scary??
Did you find Red Fox extra creepy??
Were you afraid to read Dead Sky Morning alone in your house?

You have no idea!
Yes , there are ghosts and other booo things but I mean it this one is so scary ! I never expected this book to be like this because apart from the scary parts there was also a rich storyline .

Perry is invited to her channel’s Christmas party and Dex like a good partner is offered to host her at his ho
6 mind blowing stars

Where do I even begin with this review?!?

I finished Lying Season in the wee hours of the morning (sleep? Who needs sleep?!), and now several hours later, I am still finding it difficult to put my thoughts together in order to write this review. It has been stated by several people that this series only gets better and better with each book, and that is definitely true.

Karina Halle's skill at creating a story that grabs you from the first page and forces you to ignore every a
It's just me Shelly B
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
People let me just say....THIS BOOK IS CRAZY GOOOOOOOOD!!!

Yes people that good!!!!!!! It has every thing and every thing is FABULOUS!!!

It has....

Spooky parts....if it scares you just read those real fast....a quick peek will not hurt you!

A bitchy girlfriend....some one needs to put her in her place!!!! One can only be nice for so long then it's ON!!!

Crush on a boy.....I love Dex too!!

I could go on and on but Dex and Perry are great.....every book gets better and I fall in love a little more each
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Reread October 2020

This book. THIS BOOK.

The best part of Lying Season is how everything just builds and builds and builds. And then that ending!!! Omg, most readers probably think it’s torture, but that ending I eat up like a bowl of ice cream. I LOVE IT. Not going to write much else. If you haven’t read this series yet, you need to. It’s so damn good.
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!!! Speechless!!!!!! I wasn’t expecting that ending!!!

5 Shocking Stars!!!!

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I loved this book!!! Its my favorite one out of the series so far!!! I don’t think I can say it enough how obsessed I am with this series!!

My emotions are all over the place. I can’t believe that just happened. I didn’t expect this book to end the way it did. I’m literally heartbroken….

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Short summary: Perry and Dex team up again for another ghost hunting adventure. Perry travels up to Seattle to spend the week living

This fourth book is on a mental asylum, which is believed to be one of the most haunted places in Seattle. There are a lot of ghost’s stories and legends of strange deaths. The official patient list is 33… but there are always the ones that not everyone sees.
And that never left.


The crazy ride continues but this time, the paranormal is the least of Perry’s worries. She has to stay for the week in Seattle… in Dex house… with his perfect little girlfriend, Jenn. Who is a bitch. (And I’m saying

“I want you to stay with me,” he said. “And that’s the problem. Every time you leave me, I need you a little bit more.”

My mind is still reeling from all the sadness and devastation of that brutal ending. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT MS KARINA? My heart can only take so much!


Our favorite duo is back and this time, Perry travels down to Seattle for their next EiT episode. And what better way to escalate the sexual tension than by having Perry stay in Dex's apartme
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 ★'s

Dex and Perry have a new case and this time it's in Seattle, where Dex lives. Dex wants to set Perry up in a hotel but his girlfriend, the infamous Jenn, wants Perry to stay with them. And we all know, that spells all sorts of trouble!

Well...I guess I should listen when people say "Be careful what you wish for" because I got it in SPADES. I wanted more Dex and Perry and boy did I get it. I got sooo much I was starting to miss the ghost story and what's-her-name, Abby.

I was happy that Pe
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG, I am exhausted! I can’t believe all that I’ve been through while reading this book! TOO MANY FEELINGS!!!!! I was ecstatic, heartbroken, and scared out of my head, over and over, the whole time I was reading. Seriously, there wasn't a 'calm down' section, it was full on from start to finish. And that ending!! OMG, what was that ending?!

But let’s backtrack a bit…

Again, the focus in this book is very much the relationship between Dex and Perry as they continue their flirty, banter-filled, dri
* Meli Mel *

***5 Scary Bloody Woman and Hot Perry Stars***

This review is gonna have to be short. Why you ask... because I must, and I mean MUST, read the next book PRONTO!! Holy friggin' cliffhanger!! I just can't wait any longer.

Perry goes to Seattle and stays with Dex and his girlfriend for a week because Dex was able to get permission to investigate a mental hospital there. Perry doesn't like the idea of staying with both of them at their apartment, but can't do anything about it since she doesn't have m
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"I want you to stay with me," he said. "And that's the problem. Every time you leave me, I need you a little bit more."

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I'm speechless...... *crickets*

Well that was my reaction at the end of this book. Not that I didn't absolutely LOVE IT!!!! Karina Halle is taking this story way beyond the limits of my imagination!!! And I'm loving it!!!!

Lying Season starts right where they left off after Dead Sky Morning. Dex and Perry have been back from the island of death now for a cou
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Perry is Seattle bound to spend a week attending lunches with co-workers, a Christmas work party and filming in a mental hospital. On this trip Perry meets the dreaded girlfriend, Jenn. Jenn doesn't disappoint with her immoral personality.

Dex continues to be inconsistent and hard to read while he is torn between his relationship with Jenn and Perry.

Lying Season has left me with my heart ripped out. My investment in Perry and Dex makes me feel disoriented mentally.

Everything has changed. Ever
Rosaline (Rosaline's Rolls & Scrolls)
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

Damn, what a cliffhanger, huh?

Are you bummed out because Supernatural has come to an end? Fret not, my dear. Start this series.

Lying Season was such a delightful page-turner. Even though, I liked the previous books better, and I would have preferred the book to have much more ghost-y stuff, I still finished it in two sittings and was thoroughly entertained.

Perry is an interesting heroine and Dex is an unusual hero for me. I'm not at all attracted to him and that somehow m
Wow, utterly amazing! Karina Halle is a genius! Experiment in Terror series are so perfect that no words can describe how much I love it. These books are definitely in my TOP 3 series of all time!

Lying Season is perfectly written book. I was absolutely amazed by the style of writing which sucked me in and I could not stop reading until I finished it all. Maybe I did not like all the events that took place, or things that were said in this book but I am sure it was inevitable for the sake of stor

Oh my tired-completely-whacked out brain !! This book has to be , without doubt my favourite in the Experiment In Terror series !! I know , i said that about the last book as well . But Duh! i had'nt read book 4 then
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ok *breathes deeply *, glad that i left that one out... So back to the story!
After that whole nightmare in the ISLAND OF DEATH (it will never be D'arcy Island for me), our kick ass and emotional dysfunctional (but sooo awesome) duo is after another case to shoot another web episode.
This time is in Seattle, Dex's hometown, where they're going to an asylum that never allowed any cameras before. So Perry goes to the city for a week, to shoot the episode, to meet some colleagues from the networ
☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness

Dex, you f*ckwit.
Crystal Starr Light
Dex has a new episode lined up, and this one is stationed in a mental instituted near his home of Seattle! The only problem for Perry is that she has to stay with Dex and his girlfriend, Jenn. Not to mention, the Shownet Christmas party is coming up - can she make a good impression to her coworkers?

I know this won't be a popular opinion (there are only 14X 3 star ratings and even LESS for 2- and 1- stars), but I'll just cut to the chase: this book was a disappointment to me. The thing that has d
Samina The Story Devourer
My ratings: 5 out of 5 stars.
I need to breathe. Lying season was a roller coaster ride which literally took my breath away. Nobody would probably believe me but I think I this is my favourite book so far. I loved loved loved it.

It's Christmas time and Perry is invited to Shownet’s Christmas Party. This is all fine and good but she has to stay with Dex and his girlfriend during this time. Painful. At the same time, the Experiment in Terror team has to shoot the next episode in a mental hospital.
So you know I am a fan of the Experiment in Terror series. My reviews of Red Fox and Dead Sky Morning did little to conceal the fact this fact. Lying Season is the 4th book in the Experiment in Terror series and is a game changer. This review does not contain spoilers. Author Karina Halle brought readers along for a great ride in the first three books, but we all knew (and desperately hoped) that certain situations would be confronted. Well Karina Halle does that for her readers in Lying Season. ...more
Erica Ravenclaw
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No spoilers and colorful language abound!

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I cannot articulate my thoughts on this series at all. I keep taking notes and then it comes to review time and I'm just... I'm just... ANNOYED. I'm really sorry but this is all I got.

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Perry's parents:
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Actual plot development:
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Dat cliffhanger, tho.
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I feel a little better now. It's official, I'm going to have to read all of these now.

Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it

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Finally I finished now I can take a breath. I'd been holding it for days it seems. Will these two nut jobs ever figure things out ? Will I ? I still don't know if they are really over the top crazy or if there are ghosties and demons ? *What a fantastic author- she hooked me deep and nothing is getting me free. I hate Dex and even Perry sometimes, they are so wrong that they have to be together. Right ? I strained my neck from shaking it so much in this edition to their screwed u
Eva ☆
Jul 20, 2020 rated it liked it
I can't like Perry! I apologize to anyone who loves this series but I can't like Perry. Even Bella from twilight has more spine than her!

She is desperate for male attention, any handsome man who appears beside her, she is blinded by him.
That and the unhealthy obsession she has for someone who is committed to someone else! Dex has a girlfriend but Perry doesn't miss an opportunity to try to steal Dex from his girlfriend, okay, she's a b*tch but Dex is choosing to continue this relationship, who i
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Karina Halle is a screenwriter, a former music & travel journalist, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as sixty other wild and romantic reads.

She, her musician husband, and their adopted pit bull, Bruce, live in a rainforest on an island off the coast of British Columbia during the summer, and in Lo

Other books in the series

Experiment in Terror (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1)
  • Red Fox (Experiment in Terror, #2)
  • Dead Sky Morning (Experiment in Terror, #3)
  • On Demon Wings (Experiment in Terror, #5)
  • Into the Hollow (Experiment in Terror, #6)
  • Come Alive (Experiment in Terror, #7)
  • Ashes to Ashes (Experiment in Terror, #8)
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“You’re the light in all this madness. You’re my light. I should have been with you...” The thought hit him as his face crumpled in amazement. “Oh God, why am I not with you?”
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