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The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

Sunday, April 1, 2012
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....

Goodreads Summary

Dying for the next Body Finder novel?  Well, readers won't be disappointed.  The book picks up from the last novel with Violet working in a group to find murderers.  Violet and Jay's romance remains sweet and endearing, but now Rafe is thrown into the mix.  Rafe makes things more confusing than ever for Violet.  She has to interact with him and answer to him for their different assignments.  She also has to worry about catching the attention of a murderer who has a sick crush developing. 

This novel focuses on The Girlfriend Collector, an evil man who takes women he believes will love him forever...when they don't he decides he no longer needs them around and hunts for the next poor soul.  The author will really draw the reader in with this plot line.  The reader gets to know one of the victims very well and will feel much more empathy than merely learning of a faceless character dying.  If it is possible, the reader also gets to know Violet, Jay, and Rafe much better too.  The reader will be rooting for Violet throughout the novel as the suspense deepens the closer she gets to the murderous Girlfriend Collector. 

The author is very good at setting the tone of the novel.  The reader will finish each chapter and have to continue reading or the last scenes will remain in the back of his/her mind.  There is an eerie undertone throughout the novel that spikes in certain key places.  The scenes flow together very well, the reader will be fully aware of everything Violet knows and experiences.  The ending is surprising, there are many twists the reader may look forward to in this book.  The Last Echo is recommended to young adult/teen readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Lalaine said...:

    OOh this sounds so good, I loved the first book but the second book didnt do much to me, but this one I cannot pass.Great review Krystal <3 x


  1. Thank you! I definitely think you should give this book a chance, the main character is much more developed and you will come to love her.