Tuesday, March 30, 2010

HELLOOOOOO Teen Tuesday!

I just finished an excellent book - The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. It's her debut novel and it is fantastic.

Violet can find the dead bodies of people who have been murdered. She senses their "echoes" and the imprints they leave behind on their killers. Only her family knows her secret. Entering her junior year in high school, Violet has enough to worry about - including a hard core crush on her best friend since forever, Jay. But a serial killer is now on the loose, and Violet becomes tied to the case when she discovers the dead body of one of his victims. Searching for echoes and imprints leads her deeper and deeper into the investigation. Can Violet stop him?

Seriously - this book had me reading non-stop. Violet was a great character and the plot was fast-paced and suspenseful. There were some great twists and turns, and of course the romantic twist with Violet and Jay provided some funny moments! I also liked how the author mixed in some chapters that were told from the perspective of the killer - especially at the part in the novel where Violet is at the party. The echoes and imprints was also interesting and added a lot of drama at different parts - especially when Violet didn't know what she was sensing.

Definitely read this - if mystery/suspense/drama is your genre, you won't want to miss this one.


Life (In Notes) said...

Ooo! Sounds like a good one. I'm adding it to my list. =)

Anonymous said...

I love that cover. The story sounds so good too.