Friday, March 16, 2012
THE LAST ECHO by Kimberly Derting + giveaway
So I know I need to write another playlist blog post (if you haven't entered the iPod Nano contest, you can read about it here), but I read an awesome book this week and I want to talk about it.
I'm sure you've heard of THE BODY FINDER. It's about Violet, a girl who can sense echos on bodies that were left behind by the victims' killers. Using this power, she is able to track down bad guys. The book is AMAZINGLY good, and my favorite parts are the ones written from the killers' points of view.
Anyway, I just got to read the third book in the series, THE LAST ECHO. When I started it, I totally thought it was the end of the series because of the title, but I recently read on Kimberly's blog that it is MOST DEFINITELY NOT the end, and I squeed in happiness!
Guys, this book is so good. Instead of me trying (and failing) to explain the premise, let me quote Goodreads here:
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....
I think the creepiest part in that blurb is the reference to the killer's "relationships" with his victims. The killer is most definitely psychologically disturbed and honestly believes that the girls he's kidnapping actually return his feelings. *shudder*
The ending was phenomenal. I don't want to spoil anything, but Kimberly nailed this one. It's haunting, creepy, and eerily perfect.
Sound awesome? Wanna buy it RIGHT THIS SECOND? Here are some linkies:
Barnes & Noble
I'm also going to give away my ARC because I'll be buying a new, signed copy for my THE BODY FINDER collection when I'm ON TOUR with Kimberly in April. If you want to come see us, we'll be in Chicago, Dayton, and Boston (schedule can be found here).
Enter the contest below:
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