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Desires of the dead
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2011
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  Booklist Review

In this follow-up to The Body Finder (2010), 16-year-old Violet, who can sense murder victims and their killers, anonymously reports where a missing boy's body is and unexpectedly draws FBI consultant Sara Priest's attention. Meanwhile, someone is targeting Violet, and when even her boyfriend, Jay, doubts her, she questions both herself and their relationship. Interweaving suspense, steamy romance, supernatural elements, and themes of jealousy, anger, and other deadly sins, this fast-paced, compelling read features a multifaceted protagonist and intriguing supporting characters. Wholly absorbing, this will leave readers hoping for future titles about talented Violet.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2010 Booklist

  Kirkus Review

In this absorbing suspense tale, 16-year-old Violet has a special ability: Dead bodies call out to her, demanding that she find them. This sequel toThe Body Finder(2010) easily stands on its own as a new, separate story, with only minimal references to the earlier book. Even better, Derting convinces readers to believe in Violet's supernatural ability, perhaps because it stands out in the sea of supernatural fiction. Violet senses bodies that have been murdered, whether animal or human. She also can sense the "imprint" of the crime on the murderer. But adolescent Violet wants to keep her ability a secret, especially from an FBI consultant who finds her when Violet leaves an anonymous tip to the police about the location of a body. She also doesn't want to tell anyone about the FBI, although keeping that secret strains her relationship with her adored boyfriend, Jay. Violet even wants to hide the fact that someone is stalking her. What she doesn't know is that she might be in real danger. The author paces the story beautifully, weaving together several story lines as she inches up to the final, desperate scene. As Violet's difficulties increase, readers see her finally begin to learn that she may find more satisfaction through using her gift to help others than by guarding her own privacy. Imaginative, convincing and successful suspense.(Paranormal thriller. 12 up)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
Summary
<p>The second book in the steamy, romantic Body Finder thriller series by Kimberly Derting.</p> <p>Violet and Jay are finally dating, but adjusting to the new relationship is not as easy as Violet anticipated. Especially when she has to split Jay's time and attention with his new best friend, Mike, and Mike's pesky younger sister--who happens to be obsessed with Jay.</p> <p>Meanwhile, when Violet's special abilities lead her to the body of a young boy, her tip to the police puts her on the radar of the FBI. Violet tries to fend off the FBI's questions while maintaining the semblance of a normal life, but somebody's leaving her threatening notes and an echo around Mike's house reinforces that all is not right. Violet is forced to admit that perhaps the only people who can help her figure it out are the very people she's desperate to avoid--the FBI.<br> <br> <br> <br> Desires of the Dead is the compulsive second book in the four-book Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting.</p>
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