23 June 2011

Review: Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

Title: Desires of the Dead
Author: Kimberly Derting
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 15th February 2011
Series: The Body Finder #2
Source: eBook

The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.
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.

Following on from The Body Finder, Violet is back in Desires of the Dead. This book starts off with Violet finding a body, and as we know she is unable to be at peace until the body has been laid to rest. The problem is that the body is in a place where Violet can't explain how she knows it is there. This brings in an interesting element of Violet having to deal with pestering federal agents. Oh the drama!!

I also liked the addition of some additional characters and the story line surrounding them. Eventually the story surrounding the Mike moves from the background to the foreground and I enjoyed the shift in focus. At various parts of the novel there are a few story lines intertwining themselves and keeping my interest peaked. A great story with an amazing ending!

I am happy to report that Kimberly Derting has delivered again with another enjoyable book which keeps you hooked and enjoying the story up to the thrilling last word. I can't wait to pick up the next in the series!

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