Thursday, February 24, 2011

Review: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Book one in The Body Finder series

About The Body Finder

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 left for her. But now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved by her hope 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.

Source: Goodreads


This was a book I couldn't put down. When I opened the book one page took the next until the end.
Violet's ability is different and it creates a lot of tension and uncertainty in her life.
The series killer is very creepy and it's a really nice touch that you get the POV of the killer it adds extra suspense to the story.
I'm very intrigued by the relationship between Violet and Jay, how they are best friends and they both secretly want more from each other, be more than friends but none of them is willing to take the final step.
It's very sweet and I like how they watch out for each other.
I like how the book mixes real life and the supernatural world. How we follow a teenager who has to balance her everyday life (school, family, friends, love) with her ability to find dead bodies. It’s not easy to be a normal teenager so it’s definitely not easy to be Violet.
I give The Body Finder 4 out of 5.

Next in the series:

2# Desires of the Dead

1 comment:

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

YaY! Looks like I'll really like this one. Thanks!

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