Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

Release Date: April 17th

Publisher: HarperTeen

Series: The Body Finder series (bk.  3)

Genera: Paranormal Romance/murder mystery thriller

Subjects: Kidnappings, murderers, serial killers, psychic ability, FBI

Length: 358 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

Summary/ product description: “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.”

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My Review: This series just keeps getting better and better! I love Jay and Violet! I love Violet’s unique ability! Finding body by their echoes, sensing imprints on killers. This series is a wonderful mix of funny, creepy, scary and just plain awesome. And this killer is the creepiest yet. He kidnaps women and wants them to love him, and if they don’t, he kills them (no spoiler in here). 

Also, there’s new characters! Rafe was new in the last book, along with Sara Priest. Rafe is kinda moody, and I don’t like the idea of a love triangle between Violet, him and Jay. “TEAM JAY ALL THE WAY!” I like Rafe, but Violet needs to stay with Jay. (And the name Rafe makes me think of werewolves from another series…) The new characters are the other psychics on their team. It’s awesome. Most of them have psychometry of some kind, and empathy and one’s a medium. I won’t tell you who has what.

And there's another bad guy who Violet meets. Some gang banger who’s mad at her. Side stories like these make things even more interesting. Things are getting really dangerous for Violet and her family doesn’t want her working on the team anymore.

There’s a lot more action and surprises. You won’t be disappointed with this book! I can’t wait to read book 4!!!

Cover Art Review: The flower is lilac, the color of the nail polish the killer puts on the girls. It’s a nice touch!

~Haley G

1 comment:

  1. The overall plot of the book follows a serial killer known as "The Collector." He abducts young women because he is looking for that special someone to love. When it turns out that these ladies don't love him, either by trying to run away or breaking his rules, he kills them and looks for his next "girlfriend." The whole thing reminds me of the movie, Kiss the Girls, only this is for young adult audiences; they both have killers looking for women that they can fall in love with. Violet and her team are on the case, helping the cops stop this guy before he kills again. The other team members look for psychic clues and Violet helps the police find the bodies of the girls that he has discarded. When Violet gets too close to finding the murderer, the collector decides that she might be the one; the special one that he has been searching for. Can Violet make it through the whole ordeal alive and unscathed? Or will the collector be the last person she sees before she dies? The whole thing is very suspenseful and, there towards the end, I had a hard time putting down the book.

    The book ends with Violet being threatened by the unlikeliest of people. Even though she has no desire to continue being a part of the team, it seems that the people in charge of them are no longer giving her the option of leaving. They don't have any problems with threatening the lives of the people Violet loves if that's what it takes to get her to continue to use her gifts for them. What will become of Violet now?