The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Book Title: The Body Finder
Series: #1
Genres: , , , , ,
Publisher: (Imprint of )
Release Date: March 16, 2010
Format: Paperback (328 pages)
Dates Read: September 29 to October 09, 2011
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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.

When I read the synopsis of The Body Finder, I knew I had to read it because it was so different and I never heard of anything like it.

Violet has the ability to sense the dead bodies of those who have been murdered as well as who has killed someone or something. I give her a lot of kudos for that because the dead creeps me out and I couldn’t imagine being drawn to it. Or to know when you are in the vicinity of someone who has killed somebody.

A few girls goes missing and Violet starts finding the dead bodies of these girls. She begins to get tangled up in the mess of this serial killer. eventually she starts searching for him and putting herself in danger. I couldn’t imagine going through that and being put at risk.

I love romance in books, and The Body Finder gave just enough of it without it taking over the whole story line. It gives you exactly what you want to satisfy that craving.

The Body Finder is so engaging and suspenseful, going at the perfect pace and isn’t predictable. I found myself constantly questioning who the killer ones, even those you wouldn’t think would do it.