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Desires of the Dead: A Body Finder Novel (edition 2012)

by Kimberly Derting

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Title:Desires of the Dead: A Body Finder Novel
Authors:Kimberly Derting
Info:HarperCollins (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 384 pages
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Violet Ambrose has always kept her ability to sense the echoes of the dead a secret but after finding the body of a dead boy, she has drawn the attention of the FBI. Unfortunately, she also finds herself the target of a disturbed stalker and has no one to turn to, not even her closest friend turned boyfriend, Jay Heaton who is preoccupied with he newest pal, Mike, whose family seems to have secrets of its own.

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The paranormal thriller premise has potential but is completely overshadowed by the teen melodrama and angst.

Violet has become a completely different character - she has regressed emotionally and is now a typical whiny and jealous girlfriend who keeps secrets and overreacts to the smallest thing. The fact that she fails to tell her parents of the FBI's interest, is completely illogical and ruined my suspension of disbelief.

The story begins well with the discovery of a boy's body and Violet's stalker but ends up going in a confusing and disappointing direction. The tension and suspense that builds in the beginning rapidly fizzles out by the end.

Violet and Jay's romance is sweet and they certainly have oodles of chemistry but his perfection gets old after a while and the inclusion of Rafe feels out of place. It is as if Derting needed a tick next to "love triange" on her YA check list.

I may eventually read the next book if it comes my way but I won't be actively looking for it.

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  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder #2) by Kimberly Derting is another awesome book about Violet who can 'feel' echos of people that have been murdered and track them down. This gets her into a bit of trouble this book because now she is noticed by more than her family and Jay. Someone is also threatening her with notes, calls, and a dead cat. These books are always filled with intrigue, mystery, excitement, and real life dialogue and feelings between Violet and Jay. Violet is compelled to follow the echo and help the dead and that leads her into trouble. Wonderful plot, twists, and surprises, and great suspense. Love these books. ( )
  MontzaleeW | May 19, 2016 |
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  kdf_333 | Jan 16, 2016 |
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To Amanda, Connor, and Abby.Always.
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Violet leaned forward on her hands and knees over the frozen landscape.
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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.
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Sixteen-year-old Violet Ambrose's ability to find murder victims and their killers draws the attention of the FBI just as her relationship with Jay, her best-friend-turned-boyfriend, heats up.

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