Ms. Derting's website: 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.Here's a blurb from
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.
I was late in reading this book. I had heard such terrific things about this book. It was all warranted. I liked the fact that Violet had a stable family life. Her extended family surrounding her was refreshing too. Teen angst is warranted but not in every book.
I could feel Violet's fear as she tried to move in closer to the killer. The 'imprints' were are an interesting concept. I loved Jay! He was such a great guy. The only drawback that I felt, was Violet was a touch dense about the depth of Jay's feelings for her. No guy hangs out that long and does all that he did, unless he's truly interested in a girl. I can not wait to read "Desires of the Dead". The cover is gorgeous too! The Body Finder I'm giving 5 kisses!
*Note: I won a signed copy of this book from Scarrlet Reader. A great little blog! Drop by and say hi sometime.