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 that 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 the 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.
Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.
As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.
These were really interesting books! Finding books, seems really scary, but interesting! And so good for the mind, too. *wink*
I really enjoyed these books! Violet's relationship with Jay, the attention he recieves, and how they both deal with it, their reactions to each other...really funny and good! I really enjoyed reading these books!
I liked the little POV's from the bad guys, or the conflicted, it added a factor of "can I guess who this is" when your really can't, and it really adds to the conflict and all that! It was really good!
I loved these books, so you guys are going to have to check them out, and the last book, The Last Echo, when it comes out in March or April. Yep.
Author: Kimberly Derting
Series: The Body Finder #1, 2
Read: October 11th-12th, 12th-13th, 2011
Reason Why: The Body Finder is a FtBRC book, and they both looked so good!
Published: March 16th 2010, February 15th 2011
The Body Finder:
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