Monday 16 July 2012

Review: Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Source: Library

Synopsis from Goodreads:
In the end, all that's left is an Echo.

Before, Violet's morbid ability to sense the dead led her to uncover dark murders and long-buried secrets in her small town. Now that she's working with a special investigative team, Violet hopes she can help even more people--whether by saving a life or catching a killer.

Although she's relieved to finally be honest about what she can do, her instant connection with her mysterious partner, Rafe, is both confusing and unsettling, and their unique bond creates tension with her boyfriend, Jay. When she discovers the body of a college student murdered by "the collector," Violet refuses to give up on the case. With her own relationship on the line, Violet doesn't realize that the serial killer is looking to add to his collection and that she may have caught his eye. Will the life Violet has to save be her own?

Book 3 in the Body Finder series

This series is so good- I couldn't wait to get my hands on this latest installment! The writing is so addictive, and I just love the perfect sweet relationship between Violet and Jay.

I so easily slipped back into reading about Violet's life, and her coping with her unusual power of being able to sense the echoes from murdered bodies, and the matching imprints left on the killers. After a lifetime of hiding her power from everyone but her closest family and friends she has now been found out by a mysterious branch of the FBI, and encouraged to share her gift with other psychics on the team.

Violet feels like she has found a place with the FBI team, with other people who have unusual powers like her, and really starts to come into her own more, becoming increasingly more bold and more confident.

Unfortunately this means that she drifts away from Jay a lot more, as she has her new friends to confide in now and  a sense of purpose working with the team. There is also the distraction of Rafe- another team member, who is normally so frustratingly aloof, but who obviously has a crush on Violet, and a secret of his own.

This book is full of tension and angst, and an imminent sense of danger. Another serial killer is on the loose, but now that she has the back up of a team of FBI, she shouldn't be in as much danger- but this doesn't always pan out. Some of the chapters are told from the serial killer, and they are seriously so skin-crawly creepy!

This is another fantastic installment in a series which I have loved from the beginning. These books are thrilling, exciting, tense and romantic. I definitely recommend them, and I can't wait for book 4!

Alternate cover:

This is the cover as published in the US and other parts of the world. I much prefer this cover because it matches the rest of the series.


  1. Aw, I missed Jay in this book. I hate that he's been pushed into the background. I loved the storyline though. In terms of plot, I think this was the strongest of the series so far, just not enough Jay!! :)

  2. I can't wait to get started on this one! Everyone's been raving about it– it's driving me crazy :P Great review!

    Confessions of a Readaholic

  3. this sounds intense, i haven't read this series..but need to rectify that! awesome review!


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