Monday, April 23, 2012

Review: The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

The Last Echo
Author: Kimberly Derting
Release Date: April 17, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
The Body Finder Book #3
ISBN:  0062082191
ISBN13: 9780062082190
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Publisher

In the end, all that’s left is an echo.

Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet’s talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it’s Violet’s job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice.

When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by “the girlfriend collector” she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new “relationship” and Violet may have caught his eye...
Violet is now working with Sarah Priest and others with special abilities. Unfortunately her being a part of the group and helping solves murders puts Violet on multiple people's radars that she should have never been on and shes in more danger then she has ever been in before.

I have always loved Violets talent and the way that Kimberly has brought it out and used it. Violet has always done great things with it but as part of Sara Priests team she can do more. Violet is growing up and I liked the overall feel of the book now that she is getting older and doing things for herself and making her own decisions with how she wants to use her gifts. Violet and Jay are still very much in love but their relationship isn't front and center like the previous 2 books and we are thrown a bit of a curve ball with Rafe in the picture and very much pining over Violet. Hopefully Jay will be more in the picture for book 4.

Just like all the other books in the Body Finder series THE LAST ECHO is full of mystery and suspense. I never know what is coming next and getting there always leaves my heart racing. The twist at the end? Wow wasn't really expecting that to go down that way but it definitely lets us know that there is much more story to come. THE LAST ECHO was a great addition to the series.

I gave it 4/5 stars