Today’s lucky book is The Last Echo, by Kimberly Derting! It’s the third book in The Body Finder series, and just recently hit the shelves in April. A little background knowledge on the series; the main character is a girl named Violet. No she can’t see the future, and she’s not dating vampires or werewolves (actually she’s dating her extremely sweet best friend named, Jay). Violet can sense the dead; she can look at anybody and sense if they have been murdered. Vi can also feel dead bodies who are unrested looking for peace.
“In the end, all that’s left is an Echo.
Before, Violet’s morbid ability to sense the dead led her to uncover dark murders and long-buried secrets in her small town. Now that she’s working with a special investigative team, Violet hopes she can help even more people—whether by saving a life or catching a killer.
Although she’s relieved to finally be honest about what she can do, her instant connection with her mysterious partner, Rafe, is both confusing and unsettling, and their unique bond creates tension with her boyfriend, Jay. When she discovers the body of a college student murdered by “the collector,” Violet refuses to give up on the case. With her own relationship on the line, Violet doesn’t realize that the serial killer is looking to add to his collection and that she may have caught his eye. Will the life Violet has to save be her own?”
In The Desires of The Dead, the story leaves off with Violet joining and becoming part of a “special” force in the police. Working on a new case with others who have powers just as special as hers, Violet gets herself in too deep, once again. After being kidnapped by the man, which the police and her task force have been looking for (who had not only taken, but also murdered various teenage girls, just like Vi) she’s all her own. Vi has no choice, but to save herself, and get out before things go too far!
I had very high expectations forThe Last Echo (which by the way, isn’t the last book in the series!). I enjoyed the first two books, it almost seemed impossible for the third book to be any better than them! But Kimberly Derting proved me wrong once again! If you haven’t started reading this series, you’re living under a rock, and need to pick up a copy for yourself…right now!