Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting: A book review

Title: Desires of the Dead

Author: Kimberly Derting

Started Date: May 12, 2012

Finished Date: May 14, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars


“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.”



Done with the book! lol. I loved it! It deals more about family dramas, not Violet’s family though, but rather the killer’s family. It is also about her exposure to the FBI and the discovery of her ability and using it to help them. I think it’s not as intense as the first book, but it’s still good, I like the fact that Derting ventures to different types of murders. I like her writing style and for making us confuse sometimes. I also like the killer’s point of view with the use of the 7 deadly sins, and it’s not that creepy anymore compared to the first book. Maybe because of the fact that she is a girl, and we have to guess her identity.

There are new characters introduced in this book, the first are the siblings Megan and Mike. Then, Sara and Rafe from the FBI. Oh my, I have this growing crush on Rafe, he’s hot and mysterious and also, he has a special ability. I like Rafe, but I don’t like him for Violet. Hope it’s not a love triangle. I also hope he will not like Vi, haha.

Derting is definitey a brilliant author, her books are well written and described. And I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of her books. 😉