Sunday, May 6, 2012

Book Recommendation...The Last Echo

The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

Book 3 of 4
From Goodreads

In the end, all that's left is an echo...
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...

 The Body Finder series is one of my all time favorites and there is a lot I like about this book.

First, Violet is a strong, independent young woman. So often there is a super swoon worthy boy that keeps me interested, but in The Last Echo the romance takes a back seat to the over all plot. This story is about Violets journey as she uses her unique ability to help track down a killer, juggle her school life and friends, and in the mean time try to keep her caring parents satisfied while convincing them she is safe.

The Body Finder is a fantastic book but Kimberly really hit it out of the park with The Last Echo. We get alternating chapters from the killers point of view. They are a plus 10 on the "this is creeping me out" scale. I actually got the shivers when I read them. All the character's are well developed but being in his head is kind of fun. He actually thinks what he is doing is okay and it shows on the page.

Even though the romance is not the main focus it still makes an impact. Jay of course is the perfect boyfriend, and any girl would be lucky to have him. But mysterious Rafe is who grabbed my attention. We meet him in book two, but don't really get to know him until now. We get to learn his past and what makes him who is today, but I have a feeling there is more to come.

The Last Echo is the perfect combination of mystery, paranormal and romance. I recommend reading this book.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, Kriston. I am just starting to read The Last Echo. Thanks for turning me on to Kimberly Derting's Body Finder series!


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