Monday, July 26, 2010

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.
Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.
Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.

Hmm. What to say about this one...
For starters, I absolutely loved it.
I’m a big fan of the Touch series by Laurie Faria Stolarz and this book definitely had a similar feel to it. It was so good, full of action and suspense, and I enjoyed all of the characters very much.
Especially Jay.

And I really liked that I could relate to Violet through her love of running. It was nice to see a main character actually have a hobby, which if you think about it, isn’t that common. At least from what I’ve read.
And even though I predicted the ending, I loved it anyway.
(My correct predictions by the way, aren’t always a bad thing. Sometimes my “predicting” is just me hoping what will happen or what would make a good ending. I just get lucky sometimes.)

Anyway, like I said, I loved the ending and I can’t wait to read more about Violet and Jay in the sequel Desires of the Dead, which is due out in March 2011.
I already pre-ordered it! :D


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