Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Sorry for posting so late. The hubs being off this week has thrown my schedule off.

Thank you guys for participating in Writing the Next Line. It turned out awesome. You guys totally rocked it. I will post it early next week.

Today, I thought I would do a quick review. I just finished The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. Yes, I'm behind on my books so if you've read it, well let me know what you thought.

The blurb--

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.
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 loved this book. I think I have a new literary crush too. He (Jay) will be added to my list. Anyway, this book had it all and was fast paced. I love books like this. My heart pounded not just from the beautiful romance but the mystery/suspense, especially the parts where the author got into the mind of the kidnapper. Plus, the end. I don't like to give spoilers so I will not say much. Let's just say, this story has stuck with me and there will be another book about Violet. Desires of the Dead will be released March 15, 2011. Can't wait. This story makes you think for sure. I have a daughter so this put the scare back into what I already know is out there. Also, makes you look over your shoulder when you are alone in the dark, possibly in a wooded area. I would highly recommend this.

This book has also made me feel like I still have a long way to go in my writing journey. Oh well, that means back to practicing. 

There you have it, my quick review.

Have any books left you looking over your shoulder lately?

Have a great day!


  1. hi miss christine! that sounds like a pretty scary book. not for me. but im thinking my sister or my brothers could like it so im gonna show them this review. reading reviews are neat for me cause i could see books that are for my age and ones that are for my sister and brothers and then i tell them.
    ...hugs from lenny

  2. Glad you loved the book! It's awesome!

  3. Cool. I'm not normally a YA reader, but I've seen enough hype about this book it intrigues me. A thriller that happens to involve a teen as the MC.

    Your recommendation does make it all the more interesting.

    Thanks for sharing.