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The last echo
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2012
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Trade Reviews

  Booklist Review

In this latest Body Finder novel, Violet has joined others at the Center who have similar talents and cognitions. All can sense potential murders, although Violet is the only one who can see the imprints of the dead on a killer's body a skill that inevitably places her in great danger. Body Finder books are not for the faint of heart. In spite of providing a tough, likable heroine and a sweet, romantic element, Derting unflinchingly explores the twisted minds of sadistic killers. It's a combination that keeps her readers clamoring for more.--Bradburn, Frances Copyright 2010 Booklist

  Kirkus Review

Seventeen-year-old Violet returns in the third installment of the Body Finder series, this time working for a secret agency that specializes in using paranormal powers to fight crime. For the first time since she learned that she is drawn to the locations of murdered dead bodies, Violet feels less of a freak. Although she doesn't understand all the paranormal abilities of her crime-fighting teammates, she feels as though she fits with them. However, she still loves her normal boyfriend Jay, so she worries about the strong physical response she feels whenever she touches Rafe, a member of the team. Meanwhile, Violet doesn't know she's become the target of a terrifying serial killer. As in previous volumes, Violet continues to reject simple safety precautions and hides all her worries from her parents. Her personal irresponsibility does not cause the danger when the killer attacks, however, and she demonstrates maturity and courage, assisted by a few doses of deux ex machina, when she fights back. She finally emerges as a mostly sympathetic heroine, even with the flaws that Derting often highlights. As always, this author writes a gripping tale, although she takes her time getting to the final conflict. Personalities come across quite strongly, as several of the characters tend toward the eccentric. With another sequel set up, this intriguing series continues to provide great entertainment for suspense fans. (Paranormal suspense. 12 up)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
Summary
<p>In the end, all that's left is an Echo.</p> <p>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 workingnbsp;with a special investigative team, Violet hopes she can help even more people--whether by saving a life or catching a killer.</p> <p>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 discoversnbsp;the body of a college student murdered by "the collector," Violet refuses to give upnbsp;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?</p>
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