Review: The Last Echo (The Body Finder #3) by Kimberly Derting

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The Last Echo (The Body Finder #3) by Kimberly Derting

Hardcover, 1st Edition, 360 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by HarperCollins
Source: Library
In the end, all that’s left is an echo.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… – Goodreads

My Opinion: The good news is about this book is that it did not disappoint and the bad news… well I don’t think there is any. The book starts off with Violet finding a body… of course. She is now working with the group of psychics just like her but each one has a different ability. The love triangle is still in effect with her, Jay, and Rafe. Although she is fighting her attraction to Rafe.
The plot is similar to the others, except that this time, she is working with the group to find a serial killer. I love the way that we are able to see the different members’ abilities and see how they are helpful. I feel as though Violets role is not really that important throughout the novel because she only discovers one body through out the whole story and she herself feels useless compared to the others, who find clues to the missing girls by touch and visions.
The plot is also really interesting in that the serial killer himself is one that is messed up in the head (most usually are) but the way that this guy became that way is interesting. He also tries to keep track of who is who on “his case” and trying to find him. Something that was really intriguing about him is that he doesn’t think that he is killing the girls, that they are his girlfriends and that once they do something to disappoint him (usually scream right after they wake up) he begins to question them and doubt them. Anyways, as he is following the people that are trying to find him, he spots Violet and from there she becomes the hunted, instead of one of the hunters.
From there I would say the story takes off because nothing much really happens before. Also a couple of the members of the team were very cool and did some illegal activities and we learn more about Rafe and what he can do.
The book was a good mystery and the story progresses at a good pace.
Overall: 4 out of 5
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