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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review of Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

Desires of the Dead
By Kimberly Derting
Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder, #2)

            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.

This is the second in The Body Finder series. I believe there are going to be four books. The third will be out sometime next year – wow 2012! I really hate waiting a whole year in between books like that. Why can’t they do them every 6 months? Unfortunately the publishers don’t listen to me. Anyways back to the book – this was better than the last book. I loved  watching the relationship develop and grow between Violet and Jay. It is tender and sweet. But reader beware there is swearing in this book and also some sexual situations to be aware of. I thought it was written very tastefully for a sex scene but mind you the characters involved are not even 18 and so of course not married. Just an FYI for those that prefer not to read such things.  I don’t want hate mail if I didn’t include this in the review. I respect everyone’s opinion when it comes to what they will and will not read.

Great drama and mystery in this book. I actually thought I had something figured out and then found out I was totally wrong! I love that! So she adds some twists in this book with the crime solving and leaves Violet with some options on how and if she wants to use her ability in a more public light.  Fun read and I would recommend this to others. It is a fast read and leaves you wanting to read the next one and find out more about these characters. I would rate this 3 stars.

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