13 January 2012

{Book Review + ARC Giveaway} The Last Echo

By: Me My Shelf And I | 13 January 2012 at 10:32 AM | | | | | | | | |
The Last Echo
The Body Finder #3
: Kimberly Derting
Pages: 361
Format: ARC
Release Date: April 17th 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Rating: 4.5 Birds
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....
I was thrilled to find The Last Echo in my mail box this week, sent by the wonderful people over at Harper! I was half way through a different book when it arrived and I stayed up half the night finishing that one so I could start The Last Echo the next day.

It’s safe to say I adore this series, and well let’s just say the author isn’t too bad either *wink*. I mean, my youngest daughters middle name IS Violet after all…..okay, okay…it is Violet, that is not a lie, but not because of the book…lol – had you there for a second huh?

The Last Echo follows in suit with the other Body Finder books, alternating between Violets life and following that of this installments Killer. I wonder sometimes how Kimberly Derting makes it through writing some of those chapters, being in the mind of a crazy person. They are detailed, dark and give me the heebie jeebies!

While following Violet we get to meet a new cast of people, the team she’s with at The Center. Misfit kids all who all posses some type of psychic ability, but none of them able to do what Violet can. We still have Raffe, who we met in Desires of the Dead, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a little crush on him, and while some of you might gang up on me with pitch forks and a mob….I kinda want Violet with him. I love Jay, Violets best friend as a kid turned boyfriend…I do, but I fall for that bad boy every time!! (Sorry Jay!! No hard feelings!)

The one thing I saw coming was Violet winding up in trouble and winding up the victim. It’s happened in the last 2 books and it happens in this one. I would love to see in the next Body Finder book – OH YES! There’s more coming *jumpy claps* for someone else to need saving. The plots are always interesting and I love them, but a change up would be cool.

Regardless of who “get’s it” in the next novel…I will still read them and love them! Seriously, I really enjoy this series and if you’ve not read any of them and are looking for a new series to start…this is the one for you!
And if you have the chance to meet Kimbery Derting at a book signing near you – TAKE IT! She’s uuber sweet and so hilarious!!!

Now for some fun, want my copy of The Last Echo? Of course you do….Here’s the rules:
  1. You must be a book blogger to enter, I want this ARC to get some use out of it, serve it’s purpose and all – so, I am sorry to those non-bloggers, but this is the first time I've done this and I’m always otherwise generous – there will be more giveaways……
  2. Setting up a blank blog will not make you eligible…I will be checking the blog name and address on who wins so be sure to fill that out!!!!
  3. Must have a US Mailing address to enter. 
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  1. I'm sooo looking forward to this book! I *love* this series!!! Jay & Violet are one of my favorite fictional couples. :)

  2. I didn't know there would be more books after this one! (maybe it was the "Last" part of the title that threw me off) :) I'll try not to bring out the pitch forks, but I do love Jay. But I'm interested to see how it plays out with Rafe in this one, too.

  3. I adore this series and been dying to read this book! Thanks so much for the chance! I'll def do a review if I get it! :-)

  4. Thanks for this giveaway! I really want to get my hands on this book!

  5. I'm so jealous you got to read this already. I love this series!

    I am totally coming after you with a pitchfork now because I love Jay! lol!!

  6. I'm kind of secretly rooting for Violet + Raffe too. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  7. I'm still in happy shock to discover that this isn't the last one. I love this series, though so far the first is still my absolute favorite. Can't wait to start reading now that I know the end isn't near! :D

  8. Great review! I am a huge fan of this series and I am really looking forward to The Last Echo. I am interested in seeing what kind of dangerous trouble Violet lands in this time. I am also happy there is more Rafe in this one. I love Jay and all but Rafe definitely interests me.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Can't wait for this one! Big fan of the series. Great review.


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