So there's a huge disclaimer that should be in bold at the very top of this review. We have a MEGA girl crush on Kimberly Derting. In fact, we might even idolize her. Just a little. We love her books, we love her blog and most of all we love her. She's one of those super amazing successful writers who's generous with her time AND fun.
The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.
Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.
As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.
Three questions for you:
Do you like twisty mysteries?
Do you like hot boys?
Do you like bad ass girls with compulsive psychic abilities?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions you need to read this book. I won't give away any spoilers here (even though I really, really want to), but fans of the first book will LOVE hanging out with Violet for round 2. There's romance, there's a killer mystery and of course, there's dead bodies. Lots of 'em. I simply love the direction Kimberly is taking the series, so much so that I'm considering starting a write-in campaign to Harper Collins to ensure we get The Body Finder #3 ASAP.
We loved DESIRES OF THE DEAD so much that we want to send one lucky blog reader a copy. Just leave a comment telling us what psychic ability you covet and why? Um, just for the record we are way too wussy to choose something like locating dead bodies. Nah, we'd probably go for something more like the ability to foresee publishing trends. Yup, we're pretty much the biggest dorks EVER.
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