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Dust to Dust

(Experiment in Terror #9)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  2,968 ratings  ·  513 reviews
(New to this angsty, sexy, scary romance series? Start with book #1, Darkhouse, and work your way up through all the slow-burn spookiness)

Perry Palomino and Dex Foray.

On their own, they’re uniquely brilliant. Together, they’re an unstoppable team.

Until now.

Because after everything the duo has encountered, they haven’t come across an evil quite like this. An evil tha
Kindle Edition, 241 pages
Published August 10th 2014 by Metal Blonde Books
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5 STARS for my favorite book and for Perry, Dex <333



OMG Can you believe it????
It's over! I can't believe that the best series I have ever read has come to an end. I'm so sad! I will miss these characters and this story so much. Each book was so unique!! There is so many things that I loved about this series! This series is one of that you never want to e
Georgia ♥

It all started in a House of Light turned Dark...
"How come you aren’t afraid?" "Because I find life to be scarier than death."

Then came a fight for trust, truth and Fire...
Red Fox
“The truth is in the fire.”
"I was hoping you’d come out and get me." I put my hands on my hips and cocked my head, pondering that revelation. "Well," I said, feeling truthful. "I’m always going to come and get you."

In a tiny fog-shrouded island a relationship was forged and tested...
Dead Sky Morning
Amy | Foxy Blogs
It's LIVE ->

As I turned the last page my heart broke knowing this was the end of the Dex & Perry era. I began wallowing in self pity when this quote popped into my head. "Don't cry because it's over. SMILE because it happened!" -Dr. Seuss

DUST TO DUST is an epic final book to an overall magnificent series. I love the element of surprise this series offers. The never knowing what was going to scare me next, as I flipped the pages, had me on the edge of my seat. These though

I can't believe it's over. Karina delivered a terrifying, action packed conclusion to a phenomenal series. Dex and Perry are two of my all time favorite characters.


Dust to Dust picks up right where Ashes to Ashes left off. Dex has disappeared with his brother, so Perry and Ada take off to New York to find him. But nothing is ever simple with these two...

This was not how I imagined our engagement would start off. Then again, we were Dex and Perry, and our relationship seemed to thrive on the u
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
"I love you," I whimpered. "Always. Beyond death."

What can I say? Dust to Dust is definitely one big finale to this phenomenal series. The big finale that all fans of Experiment In Terror series have been waiting for and simultaneously have been dreading to read since they knew they would have to say goodbye to our beloved Dex and Perry.

Do you think that nothing can surprise you? You are dead wrong. Karina Halle has one wicked mind of a genius and you have to trust me when I say that you wil
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Reread December 2020

“I love you! Always have, always will. Always.”

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I still remember quite clearly the day I first picked up Darkhouse while I was serving jury duty. I had seen some rave reviews from one of my favorite Goodreads reviewers (Kristin (KC), for which I thank you), and I didn’t know what to expect. I literally read the first two books while sitting in that room, waiting to be selected or sent home, and from then on, I was hooked.

Ms. Halle created an original universe that ca
5 “What the heck will I do with my life now??” Stars.

Okay, this was it. The end of this series and I’m like:

In this last and amazing installment we finally have the closure we’ve waiting for.
With the end of the “Experience In Terror” series, Perry and Dex have now an even scarier thing to get trough: their own pasts and how they are entwined.
When they think that the worst is finally over, they are bound to find out that darkness is closer that what they expect. And the worst? That darkness i
5+ Stars!

Dust to Dust was the perfect ending to one of my all-time favorite series. Maybe this wasn't my favorite book in the entire series but Dex and Perry's story couldn't have ended any better. I'll miss these characters and EIT, that's for sure, but luckily there's still Ada and Maximus' stories to look out for. ;-)
* Meli Mel *


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'This was not how I imagined our engagement would start off. Then again, we were Dex and Perry, and our relationship seemed to thrive on the universe being out of order. Either that or our relationship actually caused the world to turn upside down. It was hard to say.'

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I LOVED this book. As soon as I hit the last page it was a bittersweet moment for me. I didn
Laura *Little Read Riding Hood*
Writing this review is bitter sweet. The Experiment in Terror books were my first introduction to Karina Halle and since then I've read everything she ever published, under any name she used. With this being the last in the EIT saga, I feel as though I am saying goodbye to a group of friends that I've been with for years. That being said, all good things must come to an end, and I am really glad Halle ended this series before it got to the point where it felt forced and boring. It never even got ...more
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
If you remember the ending from Ashes to Ashes, you know that Dex's brother, Michael, has shown up and is up to no good. When Perry gets home, she finds out that Ada's been unconscious and Dex is missing!

As always, Dex and Perry are wonderful but I really liked that they were more connected to other people in this book. While the two of them together are strong, they are even stronger with others.

I was glad that Dex got to confront some things and put other things to rest. As always, it was won

Oh my god, so many emotions when it comes to this book and this series! I can’t believe I made it… I was simultaneously looking forward to this book and also dreading that it was all coming to an end. Experiment in Terror is my favorite series ever and I’m so happy to say it’s never let me down.
We were going down and we were going together. We didn’t win in the end, but together, we couldn’t lose.

Dust to Dust picks up right where Ashes to
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
5 stars

The last EIT book ever. Dex and Perry have survived a number of life and death situations. But will they be able to survive this?

This book was probably the scariest yet emotionally draining book of the entire series. Perry still as awesome as ever. Dex broke my heart but leave it to him to bring some humour. This book hurt so much!

Love everything about this series. The fun banter, the scary time, Perry, the sexy time, the angst, even the cliffies that pissed me off, and of course Dexy
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Thank you to Karina Halle for writing this amazing, unforgettable series. I'm sad it ended, but Dex and Perry will always have a special place in my heart. So many of my goodreads friendships were originally based on our shared love of this series! Dex and Perry have a fan base like no other fictional couple, they are loved hard by some very loyal readers:)

For anyone who hasn't read this, the first book in the series is free. and it's awesome. Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1) by Karina Halle

* Thanks to the ladies from the br. Ami wil
3.5 stars

“Grief is this thing, a hand of water that reaches into your lungs, and drowns you.”

The whole experience while reading this, the final EIT book, was bittersweet. We’ve come to the end, no more Dex and Perry and their crazy antics.
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The reason why my rating is lower for this, than all other EIT books is that perhaps I
Holy McFuck! I can’t believe it’s over! *wail*

“I love you, beyond death.”

I’m devastated that there will be no more Dex and Perry, but Karina Halle has given us a wonderful finish to Experiment in Terror. And though there are some big surprises thrown in there, and not everybody makes it out alive, it was a great send off for two of my all-time favourite characters.

She was in my arms and she was safe and I was safe and the rest of the world could go to hell for all I cared.

I felt that this
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
You see this guy, this guy's in love with you
Yes I'm in love who looks at you the way I do
When you smile I can tell we know each other very Well

How can I show you I'm glad I got to know you 'cause
I've heard some talk they say you think I'm fine
This guy's in love and what I'd do to make you mine
Tell me now is it so don't let me be the last to know..

My hands are shakin' don't let my heart keep
Breaking 'cause
I need your love, I want your love
Say you're in love, and you'll be my girl, if not
☆ Sammy ☆彡
Review to come❤


Dear Dex,


It has been 143 days since I've seen you last and I still have 33 days until I see you again in Dust to Dust. But who's counting? ;)

I'm going to warn you now that this will be me by the end of the series...

I'm just not ready to say goodbye to you, Perry, or the Experiment in Terror series for that matter. You will forever own a huge piece of my heart and will always be one of my top book boyfriends!♥ I love your witty sense of humo
Kim Bailey
I want to give this book all of these stars ...

It's no surprise to me that 3 of the best books I've read (so far) this year are from Karina Halle. After every one of her books, I swear it's better than the last. I'm confident that she's found some writing magic ... and I want her to keep using it!

Dust to Dust marks the end to an absolutely EPIC series. My favorite! And what an amazing ending! Filled with agony, humour, terror and love. My heart has been broken and mended, my nerves have been sho
5 'Hey, Kiddo' stars

The EIT series is one of my favorite series to date and the only horror books I read. I discover Darkhouse through GR back in February 2013. Wow! It didn't sounds that long ago, but honestly, with the way our characters are developing and growing through 9 freaking books and 4 novellas, it felt like years. I meant it in a good way, as if I knew Dex and Perry all my life. I watched them grow from two crazy and messed up individual who went to ghost hunting expedition to two p
Wow, what a book! What a series! I can't remember the last time (or ever) that I was so taken with a series of books. I put these books off for years because they didn't seem to be my thing. I kept seeing people give them 5 star ratings over and over. My friends kept recommending them to me. I read The Artist Trilogy and Love, in English and became a HUGE fan of Karina Halle. So, finally I thought I would give EIT a try. Oh my, I was sucked in right from the beginning of Darkhouse. Perry and Dex ...more
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read July 2014- I couldn't wait to read this book, but at the same time I didn't want it to end. Dex and Perry are my favorite literary couple ever and Experiment in Terror is my all time favorite book series. So, as excited as I was to see what would happen to the couple I refer to as Derry, I also didn't want to say goodbye to them.
The end of Ashes to Ashes had an OMG moment and we get transported back there pretty quickly in Dust to Dust. The book just took off from there. This book was fast
Erica Ravenclaw

No spoilers and colorful language abound!

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I don't even know what to say about this book, I've purged all my emotional venting several installments ago. As to why I read in the first place, I believe it's tied into my "finish what you start" life agenda and mostly because as characters I really enjoyed Dex and Perry, separately. I suppose this many books in I just needed a little bit of closure, and I for one can go on into life never thinking about these books again. As far as the series a
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dust to Dust Karina Halle Teaser

The Experiment in Terror series is one that will always have a special place in my heart. Not only because it's special in how it effortlessly braids horror and romance together, but for the community it has created. I've met many of my best friends because of this series. It never fails to amaze me the amount of fans that come together in the absolute need for fucking therapy while reading Dex and Perry's adventures through this fucked up wonderland.

That is really what the Experiment in Te
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Perry, I love you,” he said, voice gruff and full of conviction.
“I love you absolutely, resolutely. There is no question, no doubt. This love just is. It exists and because it exists, I exist.”

This is by far, one of the hardest reviews I will ever write. When I first stumbled upon the EIT series I wasn’t sure if it would be for me. I had never read horror (besides a few R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike books when I was younger) but after reading such things as “slow-burn romance” and “sexy sarca
Final rating: 4.75/5 stars

“I love you absolutely, resolutely. There is no question, no doubt. This love just is. It exists and because it exists, I exist. (...) you, only you, just as you are, are my reason for being.””

First of all, this won't be long review - mostly because of I am emotionally drained and because I really have no idea what to write about.

It's been a long journey. It was also scary, fun, crazy, insane and totally amazing. Having read all the books from this series,
Wow, what an ending to my most favourite series ever!!

Karina Halle gave us an action packed,scary as fuck final instalment. Following on from Ashes to ashes, Perry finds herself in Manhattan in search of Dex who has been kidnapped by his brother.

I was literally on the edge of my seat, and my heart was beating like a drum...right before it broke.

Dex and Perry are my most favourite book couple so if you haven't read this series and fancy something a bit different in your romance books then this i
Mar 22, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Holy ginger balls, this is the last book in the EIT series????


Finished. *sigh* I don't even know.

New release date: August 11th
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen








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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)
  • Lying Season (Experiment in Terror, #4)
  • 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)
  • Came Back Haunted (Experiment in Terror #10)
  • In the Fade (Experiment in Terror, #11)

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