The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting: A book review

Title: The Body Finder

Author: Kimberly Derting

Started Date: May 3, 2012

Finished Date: May 6, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars


“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.”

I loved this book! This is my first YA book that contains a special ability of a body finder, and it seems unique for me. It was so creepy and good at the same time. Yeah, I’m such a coward with books like these, especially on the parts of the killers perspective and how the bodies are discovered. I guess what I like most about the book is the romance part because there are no love triangles, just the usual childhood sweetheart thing. LOL! It’s a positive thing for me because I don’t have to choose teams. LOL! I like the heroine, Violet, because she’s unique, strong, and she admits that she’s scared sometimes but she’s still determined to search the murderer. Of course, I really like Jay, her bestfriend who turned out to be her boyfriend in the middle of the book. Well, it’s obvious. 😉 Jay is such a sweet guy and very thoughtful. And I like the fact that he loves Violet since childhood. Imagine someone loving you for that long!
I will definitely read the second book, but I’m still waiting for my fellow buddy reads. I highly recommend this book to those who loves suspense and romance. 😉

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