Friday, January 16, 2015

Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting

Series: The Body Finder (bk. 4)

Genera(s): Paranormal Romance/Mystery Thriller

Subjects: murder, death, supernatural, psychics, psychic abilities, love

Setting: Washington state

POV/Tense: 3rd person POV, past tense: Violet

Age/Grade Level: Teen

Length: 389 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover and in Paperback

List Price: $17.99/$9.99

Publisher: HarperTeen

Summary/ product description: “Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.

When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.”

My Review:  I waited over a year and a half to read this book! I haven’t read the Last Echo since it came out in May 2012, yet how could I forget the amazing characters and awesome story that Kimberly Derting created? When I first picked up The Body Finder is 2010, I had no idea what I was getting into. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it at all. I had a real treat because I ended up loving it. I usually had issues with 3rd person perspective, but it turned out that it worked for this book.

In Dead Silence, Violet is stuck with the imprint of the killer that she killed in the previous book. A music box song that haunts her. She has her amazing boyfriend Jay and her friends, including Chelsea. Rafe and Gemma show up at her school on the first day of Senior year. They were part of crime solving team of psychics. Rafe is jealous that Violet’s in love with Jay and not him. Chelsea has a crush on Rafe, Gemma has a little crush on Jay.  I love the banter and humor between the characters. Jay is so cute and hot and he say some ridiculous and romantic things.  

Violet discovers bodies of a family at a house by a lake. The story’s plot revolves around finding the killer. We also get the killer’s perspective, as usual. The story has so creepy stuff as well as mystery. Just know that this is an awesome finale, and if you are familiar with the previous books and still have been putting off ending the series, there is nothing to fear! These book start with a bang (a prologue that teases the ending) and end with one.

If you have not read the Body Finder, it’s a YA paranormal crime thriller series. It’s kind of like Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon in that Violet can sense dead bodies. She can also identify the killer of the body by a matching imprint. Check it out and you won’t regret it.

Cover Art Review: Lovely red flower made of material like the other covers.

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