The Body Finder #4
by Kimberly Derting
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (April 16, 2013)
Sometimes the Dead Can't Be Silenced.Reviews:
Violet thought she had made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers . . . 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 she works for have no intention of letting her go.
Violet will do whatever it takes to keep her loved ones safe—even if it means lying to her boyfriend, Jay. But when an echo calls to her, she stumbles upon a murder scene unlike anything she's ever witnessed. The murders are frenzied and twisted, and the killer left a disturbing calling card for all to see—a brimstone cross sketched in blood on the wall. And Violet finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a vicious 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.
At a Glance:
Kimberly Derting's The Body Finder Series has been, and continues to be, one of the most entertaining series I've ever read. Just like in the books before this, Dead Silence is thrilling, suspenseful, nerve-racking, and, quite-frankly, disturbing. But in the best possible way.
I do like the covers. I'm not sure that they really tell what the story is about, but they are pretty and different, which I like. I also LOVE that they've stayed consistent. Check out what Kim has to say about her covers here!
Suspenseful and Gruesome:
These books are filled with suspense. One of the best things that Kim has done in this series is writing from the killer's point of view. This might have been the most twisted of all the killers so far. There are things in this book that seriously made me cringe and shiver. It was pretty gruesome.
Violet and Jay are seriously one of the cutest couples in YA. With the introduction of Rafe, there was the potential for a little drama, but I wish this had either been pushed farther, or not even hinted at. It was like there was an almost love triangle, but no one really believes that Rafe has even the slightest chance, so it just made Violet seem kind of jerkish, like she wanted Rafe to like her, but she didn't want him. I don't want you, but I don't want anyone else to have you either.
Oh Violet. When will you learn? I do really like Violet a lot. She's (for the most part) really smart. She's completely committed to taking care of everyone around her, no matter the cost. I like that she can put the puzzle pieces together, and she's ready to take on the dangers she comes in contact with. Things were tough for her in this book, but she never gave up, and I love her for that.
Violet doesn't need no stinking hero!
Favorite Supporting Character:
Rafe. Rafe. Rafe. There's just something so mysterious about him. I really wish that we had more time with him, and could delve into his life more. Part of me, as horrible as this is, wants Violet to ditch Jay for him. I KNOW! I'M AWFUL!
Something I loved:
I absolutely love the mystery, and seeing things from the killer's pov. I seriously get a little scared of Miss Kimberly Derting. What exactly is going on in that mind of hers?
Something(s) I hated:
There wasn't a cliffhanger, but I didn't feel like the book felt completely wrapped up either. It feels a little too open. I've heard this is the last book in the series, but it doesn't seem like it.
Moral of the Story:
Don't make friends, and if you do, don't take them to clubs.
Would I recommend it?
Yes, yes, yes! And if you haven't read this series yet, DO IT!!
Did my friends like it?
Yes, I've been giving this series to my friends, and Kit's friends, and they've ALL loved it!
Will I buy/keep it?
I will keep my ARC (for loaning) and buy a hard cover.
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, Clarity by Kimberly Derting, Crash by Lisa McMann
- The Body Finder (#1)
- The Last Echo (#3)
- Dead Silence (#4)
- Desires of the Dead (#2)
- Content is consistent with the rest of the series.