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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. 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.
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Kimberly Derting is back with a follow-up to The Body Finder, and there's more paranormal suspense and romance in store for Violet and Jay

Promotional Information

Kimberly Derting is back with a follow-up to The Body Finder, and there's more paranormal suspense and romance in store for Violet and Jay

About the Author

Kimberly Derting is a full-time writer who lives in Western Washington state with her husband and three children.

Reviews

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 to The 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... 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) * Kirkus *

Gr 9 Up-This sequel to The Body Finder (HarperCollins, 2010) is just as suspenseful and gripping as its predecessor. Violet Ambrose is trying to balance the normal (a boyfriend, jealous classmates, a boy-crazy best friend) with the paranormal. She has the unique ability to sense and locate bodies, and if the dead can't rest, neither can she. So when the teen detects a dead boy hidden in a shipping container, she makes an anonymous phone call to the police. Suddenly she is in the direct path of Sara Priest, an FBI consultant who commands a team of "gifted" people who help with criminal investigations. Sara wants her assistance, but Violet is afraid of being poked and prodded by a government agency. However, when she starts receiving disturbing threats, she reluctantly agrees to help Sara in a case that ends up hitting very close to home. The third-person narrative reads more like a crime novel than paranormal teen fiction, and readers will hold their breath as Violet traipses around deserted shipyards and dark woods looking for the bodies that call to her. In addition, the sexy scenes between Violet and her boyfriend will satisfy romantics and the introduction of an enigmatic new character will heighten the conflict in the next installment in this riveting series.-Kimberly Garnick Giarratano, Northampton Community College, Hawley, PA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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