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Start by marking “The Last Echo (The Body Finder, #3)” as Want to Read: I don't like Rafe because I have a feeling Kimberly Derting's going to pull a Twilight and throw in a love triangle. Thanks Kimberly Derting, HarperCollins Publishing and Goodreads for allowing me the. Kimberly Derting is the author of the Cece Loves Science series, the Body Finder series, the Pledge Kimberly Derting Author cover image of The Last Echo. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world and the 3-The Last Echo - Kimberly musicmarkup.info
Email or Phone: Password: Forgot account? I'm not too far into The Replaced, but. Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder series, writes powerfully and movingly of a girl with dangerous powers in an unusual and expertly crafted setting. Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting. Dead Silence is the gripping fourth novel in the Body Finder series. With romance, suspense, and unexpected twists, Dead Silence will keep readers guessing until the very last page. But Violet in Kimberly Derting's Body Finder series has a gift i can thin we would all agree is more 'curse' than 'gift'.
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. The Last Echo. Tell them not to read this one right before bed.
V iolet 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 Dead Silence. V iolet thought she'd made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life.
However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go. When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers.
Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself. The Body Finder series has been praised as a "delectable blend of mystery and romance" The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books , a "fast-paced, compelling read" ALA Booklist , and as "imaginative, convincing, and successful suspense" Kirkus Reviews. With a perfect blend of romance, intrigue, and suspense, Dead Silence continues this gripping series, delivering unexpected twists that will keep readers guessing until the very last page.
Skin Contact Short Story. View all 54 comments. Why Kimberly, why? Why is this book about RafeRafeRafe? This was one of my favorite series! Really, Violet? The only thing that I actually enjoyed in the book was the Collector -- and his chapters. They were creepy, they were scary, they were believable, they were awesome. Where are the cute, perfect, heart melting Violet and Jay moments? Where is everything that used to make this series stand out from all the other YA crap?
Oh, and I will NOT be reading the next one! Just thinking about it makes me sick! View all 20 comments. Sep 25, Ellen rated it really liked it Shelves: I just finished Desires of the Dead, and I am going to be sooooo upset if she gets with Rafe! Does the main character always need to attract two guys??? Why can't they ever just be happy with what they have and leave the other guy aloneeeeee?
Honestly, it makes me so mad. Still, I cant wait for the next one. April can't come fast enough Edit After Reading: View all 5 comments. Jun 26, Princess Bookie rated it it was amazing Shelves: My Thoughts: The Last Echo is by far the best in the series so far. We are back with Violet who can see imprints. Remember, she can see the imprints of dead people on the killers bodies. Jay, her super cool boyfriend is also around throughout the novel. He is there to help Violet get through life with her special abilities.
Violet is working with a group of people who have similar abilities to hers. Each person contributes to the group in their own way. The Last Echo has a few bad guys dipped in. First, there is James Nu, who killed his whole family. He and Violet run into each other and he takes a liking to her, and is drawn to her.
Than, there is the main bad guy. I won't say his name but he is known as The Girlfriend Collector, creepy much? His goal is to find a girl who will love him. And none of them do the job to his liking so he has to move on to the next one. Just like the other novels, we see into his head and get to go through the motions with him.
We get to see him pick out his victims, bathe his victims, feed his victims, and than dispose of his victims. And the worst, we know one of the girls who becomes his victim! As far as bad guys go, he's definitely creepy and the whole book I wanted the team to find him and fix the problem, so he can't hurt anymore girls.
A lot of people are mentioning love triangles for this book? Is there one? I won't tell! But yes, Rafe is more in this book and he is nicer around V and he actually seems like he's starting to care. Yes, he and V do share a bond since their abilities connect them, and they relate to each other.
I honestly don't know. I like them both in their own ways. Does the team catch the killer? Before its too late? Does Violet ever have a normal life? With normal friends, a normal family, and a normal boyfriend? Of should she just accept that she's different. The Last Echo is the best in the series this far and I can't wait to see what Derting has in store for us next.
Loved it! I read it all in one sitting! I just can't believe how good these books are! There is just something about them that amazes me.
Violet is such a likable character and I'm always rooting for her. And than all the new characters thrown in, are so wonderful and independent and mysterious! Loved this one! All these covers are very pretty! Love the purple! What I'd Give It: View all 13 comments. Derting is pretty freaking awesome. And I ask myself.. Or did I actually feel sympathy and sadness for a person who killed innocent victims?
You know what? I think I did.. Calm it. And put the knife back down now Derting is pretty freaking awesome. And put the knife back down now children. That got really deep, really quickly. Back to reviewing the book.
Got it. On track. So, other than the really unique way Derting adds a couple of chapters in the killer's perspective, everything else is interesting - not as thought provoking and interesting as the psychotic parts, but interesting all the same. I also really the pace of the book, there's always something happening, someone dying, someone breaking and entering, someone lying, someone being hit by a car and nearly dying There's no down time, really, which is what you want in a murder-mystery-with-a-paranormal-twist book.
I've mentioned the killer, the pacing, the hooking story line I don't think I did actually mention that.. What's left? Violet, the main character, is a likable enough character but I can't say she's one of my favourite heroines.
She has, however, definitely grown a lot since the first Body Finder novel, she isn't afraid to do what she thinks is right and she's brave, which are traits I, and probably many, admire. On the other hand, her inability to realise that Rafe is hands down amazing is truly irritating. The only one? I'm all for a supportive, stable guy in real life but in books I want the main character to end up with the dangerous, mysterious, motorcycle-riding guy who she has an undeniable connection with.
To sum it all up: And love Rafe with me. Check out my blog for more reviews and my music choice for The Last Echo! Before reading: You know, I just don't think Jay and Violet are right together. Though, I have the feeling that if they do Violet will probably just go back to Jay, you know like in Twilight books where the love triangle is ever so obvious and you know a mile off who the the girl will end up with in the end.
View all 10 comments. There is something so amazing about Kimberly Derting's books. I wish I could say I've come a long way from being the total chicken-sh! I love the way she lets the readers connect with each psychopath in each book but she leaves plenty of room for all those lovely romantic moments. I don't seem to realize how much I actually miss this world till I'm right back in it.
The Last Echo , feels a bit different from the rest of the books, but I actually like the d There is something so amazing about Kimberly Derting's books.
The Last Echo , feels a bit different from the rest of the books, but I actually like the direction it's going, well, for the most part anyways. Violet has finally found a group of people who have uncanny abilities like she does. She feels less alone, apart of something special and even a bit more confident compared to the last one. She's always had Jay of course, but during the events that happened in this book, it felt like something so much bigger that I can see why Violet might want to turn to people who understand her on a different level.
In each book we always get the perspective of Violet and the lunatic that she has to face. In the first book we got the Hunter, the second book we got a Stalker and now we have a Collector. Derting out did herself with this guy, he's off the charts deeply demented and dark, but it's the way he was with his victims that felt so dame unnerving and earned more then it's share of shutter-worthy moments. I really enjoyed getting to know the team more and learn their abilities, entwining and helping piece together the crimes of this story-line.
Fascinating stuff! But it wasn't all creepy, in fact there were some really sweet moments from Jay and Violet. I wish there were more mind you, but what we got was still pretty awe-worthy. Jay is one of those characters who is hands down one of the sweetest guys in all the books I've ever read. Hopelessly devoted, supportive and says the things that makes your toes curl and your heart thump. I love how he is with Violet and still think they are such a adorable couple, but Jay feels, I dunno, to supportive maybe.
In this book, Violet gets in all sorts of trouble and every time Jay is there to make sure she's okay, but I couln't help wonder throughout those moments; is he gonna freak out this time, or, he's definitely gonna go nuts this time, but he just Sure he was scared and worried, but he took things to calm and collected.
Compared to the Jay we first meet, I guess I was expecting him to, well, freak the hell out on her. In that firm, commanding but gentle and loving way of his. I'm not saying that he's changed for the worse or anything, but it almost feels like Jay is afraid to fight her on anything that goes on with her 'new' life and he's doing what ever it takes to make sure she keeps him in it.
I'm torn between wanting Jay to man-up and keep him this ever so loving support-system that Violet so desperately needs. I've always considered myself a pretty easy going reader. I'm probably one of the very few readers on GR that don't even mind conflicting love triangles.
Always thought it brought the perfect amount of intense attention to any read and I like seeing who the characters ends up choosing in the end. This is one of those books, or should I say series, where a love triangle isn't gonna work. See, we, the readers, or at least me, are already in love with Jay Heaton and no one will ever be good enough to fill his shoes!
To be fair, there isn't technically a love triangle in this one and I sure hope it stays that way. But it still reads like something potential could happen and at this point even a maybe still hurts like hell to even fathom.
It did make me feel better when Violet always made sure to add little hints of reassurance scattered along the way that Jay is indeed the only one for her.
But still, there is something deeper going on between Rafe and Violet and all those dame tingling feelings. As much as I hate it, I'm curious to see what that's all about. And I'm also curious about that threat at the very end.
Didn't see that coming and it makes me want the next book that much quicker! All in all, I thought this was a really great installment in the Body Finder series. I liked the new characters and every Jay and Violet moment still brings a warm happy feeling in my heart.
Can't wait to see what Derting has in store for us next! Apr 23, Mary rated it did not like it. I LOVED the first book, the second was ok, but now it's time to let it be, another series to go down the drain.
Kimberly Derting is great writing the bad guys POV, it's scary, creepy and interesting, but her teenagers are the most annoying bunch, specially Violet in this book, she's always asking obvious questions: And don't get me started with the organization, men in black is in the house, just ridiculous.
Everything that I loved in the fi I LOVED the first book, the second was ok, but now it's time to let it be, another series to go down the drain. Love triangle, check. Convenient absentee parents, check. Over-analysis of trivial stuff, check. Over-description on one of the guys participating in the love triangle, check. Raised eyebrows, check.
Stupid decisions that places the main character in danger, check. At this rate I'm about to give up on YA. Jan 29, Amaryllis rated it it was ok Shelves: This is my first comment ever on Goodreads!
I never felt the urge to express my opinion about any book Which is weird because I finished "The last echo" several days ago. It was a ho-rri-ble nightmare. Which says a lot about how much I disliked the book for it to have such an impact on my conscience I agree with people who think we should not judge a book by its romance.
I really do. But This is my first comment ever on Goodreads! But there is no help, I absolutely can't deny it: I don't even know the right words to describe my love for Violet and Jay. But mainly, I love their awesome chemistry, how they can be both sweet and intensely in love, how they genuinely care for each other, to the point that their love seems almost unquestionable.
Obviously, I've had enough of all the love triangles in young adult books, which is why this couple represents represented? I must have been a fool while reading the second book, for not sensing Rafe coming.
To say that I hate Rafe would be a lie. I mean, how can you hate a character which is described as sexy and dark and mysterious? It's like, by definition, he is meant to be loved, adored, whatever. Rafe is one of those many bad boys in the young adult books who, quite perversely though not uncomprehendingly, make all girls swoon over their tortured and badass looks.
Adding to these charming traits the fact he has super powers, which allows him to be the super hero Violet can always count on. Kimberly Derting really wants us to rate Rafe as a better suitor for the role of boyfriend. If there is one person I should blame for all this mess anyway, it sure is Violet. She claims all along to love Jay, to need him, blah-blah-blah She even makes sure that he firmly believes how much she can't live without him insert quote here , only to betray him by feeling something for Rafe.
I can almost hear her say "It's not my fault that I feel something! I can't explain it myself! God, I really hate her at the moment. Also, I can't understand why she doesn't choose to trust her family and friends more with her ability. I had to sigh of frustration all the time because of her, until she finally understood that her reckless and selfish behavior was hurting them.
Most of all, I can't bear how the romance between Rafe and Violet is thrown at us from no where. It feels like some cosmic power forces us to acknowledge the attraction between them. We understand later that it is Rafe's ability that is responsible for those annoying sparks flying each time they are touching That Violet actually likes the electrical feeling makes me cry in despair.
These two used to hold such a special place in my heart The reason being I don't believe Violet actually deserves Jay anymore. Although Jay's appearances are frequent, they are all useless to the development of the story.
Somehow, they are only here to remind you that he's still alive, as supportive and as nice as ever Jay's character has been completely trampled on. The only thing I looked forward to in the story was the insight to the girlfriend collector's mind. I was surprised at how sorry I felt for him despite everything.
In the end, since it used to be one of my favourite series, I rated the book with two stars. Now, all I have to do is pray that Kimberly Derting takes pity on Jay fans like me, and decides to write a sequel worthy of my forgiveness, hopefully something that can heal my broken heart. Until then, the feeling of betrayal won't subside.
Violet has a strange ability to sense the echoes of dead bodies and the imprints on their killers. Will Violet feel like she finally belongs?
I found these brief interludes incredibly disturbing and creepy, and a breather from all the teen drama occupying Violets life. Continued here Check out Happy Indulgence for more reviews! Check out my Happy Indulgence Blog for more reviews! I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Apr 30, Jonababez rated it it was amazing Shelves: I like the fact that there was the killer's profile and how he became like that. And what I like the most is the information about Rafe and Sara. I just don't like the fact that Rafe likes Violet, he should have someone else. Anyway, I can't wait for the third book, so freaking hard to wait for next year!
View 1 comment. Jul 03, Emma rated it it was amazing. I just finished Desires of the Dead today, I'm dying for this book to come out! Feb 15, Alexa rated it liked it Shelves: My review can also be found on my blog Collections.
May contain minor spoilers. This was an interesting installment in the Body Finder series. It frustrated me and yet reminded me how much I loved the first book The Body Finder. While I couldn't bring myself to appreciate certain aspects, I think if you're a fan of the events that occurred in the second book Desires of the Dead you'll probably enjoy The Last Echo.
As I mentioned in my review for Desires of the Dead , there were some changes compared My review can also be found on my blog Collections. As I mentioned in my review for Desires of the Dead , there were some changes compared to what we read in the first book.
Violet was much more secretive and there were new, mysterious characters involved with the FBI. What I hoped in this third book was that Violet would be more open and stop keeping secrets and that we would learn more about the new characters.
Only one of those things happened, and I'm not sure I feel all that happy about it. In fact, it was a bit disappointing. I thought the creepy stalker-bad guy was way better than the one in Desires of the Dead!
It's repetitive and at times very strange, but the chapters from the bad guy's POV is what I think stands out the most in the Body Finder novels. It's the one thing that I don't mind stays consistent in the series.
Another thing I liked in this book, for the most part, was Jay. Jay was still the perfect boyfriend! He's such a great guy, and he continues to be my favorite character in the series.
I wish there was more good stuff I could say about Jay, but I have to admit his role or lack thereof was part of the reason why I felt bummed about The Last Echo. While I liked whenever there were Jay scenes, I don't think having a character be the supportive boyfriend ALL the time is a good thing. What I usually see in books with characters like this is that they aren't as important to the story later on, resulting in less page-time. That's what I felt happened to Jay.
He became a background character who is just there to support and eventually agree with everything his girlfriend says or does. Some girls need to be challenged, and Violet is definitely one of them. I didn't like how she basically had free rein in their relationship. She's allowed to do whatever she wants, but the moment Jay does something, she's gets angry and jealous.
But I think the main purpose of having less Jay was to give the other guy Rafe time to shine and to develop a love-triangle. I had a feeling there would be something after reading Desires of the Dead , but I was really hoping I was wrong and that the series wouldn't go that route. The love-triangle and the decisiveness that goes along with it was the most disappointing aspect of The Last Echo.
I wasn't convinced by it one bit. I think I would have been able to deal with an irritating Violet if there wasn't this whole thing with Rafe. I honestly don't understand what the point is if she's going to be with Jay anyway.
But maybe that's me. I just don't think a love-triangle is needed to make a romance interesting, and most of the time it ruins the characters and story for me. And that's basically what happened with The Last Echo. As for me, The Body Finder will always be my favorite book in the series. I wouldn't mind giving the final book at least I think it's the last one in the series a chance, but I think I'm going to have to wait and see what others think before I give it a read.
View all 27 comments. Dec 02, Colleen Houck added it Shelves: I was really nervous about this one. The bad guy was hands down the worse one so far. Creepy lilac fingernail polish! I don't think I can wear purple on my nails ever again. Kimberly really upped the heebie jeebie factor this time.
Shudder Great read! Jan 22, Laysa rated it it was ok. If you think the plot is any different from the other two books, well let me break it to you: You know what, I hope she ends up with hurt, mysterious, dark Rafe so Jay can actually enter in a proper, healthy relationship.
It was a slow torture. Now, some quick considerations about other characters: Chelsea is her gorgeous yet very much impolite, narcissistic, rude, annoying and purely cruel, best friend. Gemma is another very much gorgeous, but stuck up, angry, jealous chick. Then the cherry on top is Rafe, the broken boy.
Give me a break. If this was reversed and any woman was persistently close to the main male character, everyone would be pissed, saying things like: It causes me physical pain I'm afraid I will end up punching something or hurling my kindle at something.
I wish I could have my money back together with the wasted time. Mar 28, Elle! Enough of that stuff - let me get on with this review , it took my weeks to finish this book which says a lot.
So Violet works for a government group to catch murderers. When a female is missing, Violet and the group latch on to a murderer called the "Girlfriend Collector" a sadistic , handsome, creep who kills in the name of love. So this blessed chick, Violet can see the imprint Thanks Kimberly Derting, HarperCollins Publishing and Goodreads for allowing me the opportunity to read this book!!! So this blessed chick, Violet can see the imprints of murder on people's skin.
How is that for annoying? Think of hearing Lady Gaga in your head all day. Teehee, if you read the book you would know! Finally, done with that boring mandatory summary, let's get to my favorite part. Where I begin to make fun of review the novel. So basically I get the picture that she is a Mary Sue and there is a lover involved since it happens to be YA fiction , so I'll bet on a love triangle. About something pages later, another sentence leapt out at me.
That sentence is the summary of The Last Echo. Violet is a wallflower, point blank - who is always "questioning". She spends half the story walking around like a confused Prophecy child ,"Who am I, what am I - should I- should I not?
Violet didn't have any flaws what-so-ever. Impossible right? Not, this girl was a blank slate, she the good girl, the girl who always hesitated , the girl who always regretted.
I just wanted to slap her hard and grab her shoulders and say "woman get yourself together , be a little bit more wild! My favorite parts focused on the murderer's whereabouts and life as Violet went around questioning and being the perfect girl.
It was very refreshing and looking through his eyes as he misinterpreted his victims body language to the point of basically craziness. They always did p. But I did enjoy that view of the story, the murderer had more of a personality and a background than every other character combined. Also, I'll let you know - The Last Echo took so long to get to the point where Violet is dilly-dallying around and catches the murderer's eye.
Ohhhhh, Derting, oh Derting. You really know how to draw out a story! And Rafe, the clearly going to start a love triangle, sigh. Rafe is the bad cliche boy who the story revolves around. Guess his hobbies! If you guessed driving a motorcycle , moodiness , hates being closed to people and wearing leather.
Well holy freaking cow! You are correct. A bad boy in leather, where have I not seen that before. Violet wonders if Rafe has a "thing" for her through half the story - which he obviously does.
Did I forget to tell you she has a boyfriend , a perfect sweet boyfriend as perfect as the flat character boyfriend can get. My favorite part of the novel was the ending. No - not the white blank pages at the end, I'm not being cheeky. I loved the ending! It was surprising enough for me to give it 2 stars from "meh" to "okay". The ending I would have never expected , it was haunting and reminded me of how people shouldn't be so judgmental , no matter what.
Why did it take so long to pick up? View all 3 comments. My apologies in advance. You have been warned. Anyway, the books hooked me from the very beginning, so to say that this latest book is my favorite yet should really tell you something. For one thing, the writing — and the story in general — just gets better with each new book this author releases.
And so does her behavior. The Last Echo gives the reader a much better view of Rafe than the few short glances we were given of him in Desires of the Dead , and from what I saw, I generally liked the guy.
Rafe is deep and troubled and I honestly believe he needs Violet to make him whole again.
I love all of the characters in this series, but Derting has a real knack for creating sinister, disturbing villains with well-developed motivations and backgrounds.
Seeing things through the eyes of a murderer really increases the creep-factor. Fast-paced and hair-raisingly intense, this novel kept me engrossed and inspired any number of frightening dreams. This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue. Feb 21, Reading Teen rated it it was amazing Shelves: At a Glance: Kimberly Derting doesn't just do it again, she does it bigger, better, scarier, and more intensely than before! The Last Echo was exhilarating and nerve-wracking, keeping you constantly on your toes and holding your breath the whole time!
I think The Last Echo was every bit as good as book one. It had a different feel than The Body Finder, though.
It was much creepier and darker. While I though At a Glance: I can't say that I liked one way more than the other, I just really enjoyed them both. About the Creepy: This book!! I kept expecting some horrible thing to happen at every possible moment. Kim did an amazing job of building the suspense! It was like one of those horror movies where the music builds and the main character turns around slowly, and you know she about to be stabbed in the face or something, but then a cat jumps out of the closet, and you finally breathe.
Of course, at some point You'd think that Violet, after being attacked by crazies multiple times, would know this, and that she would also learn kung fu, but no.
Instead she makes me have a panic attack, worrying about what's going to happen next. And I must mention the sections from psycho-killer. Like in the other books, Kim writes some sections from the killer's point of view. This killer was crazier, freakier and more insane than he predecessors. I have to say, I'm not sure I'd want to meet Ms. Derting in a dark alley Did the Romance Hold Up?