Thursday, 26 December 2013

Dead Silence (The Body Finder #4) by Kimberly Derting

Dead Silence (The Body Finder, #4)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.

When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.

Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting

My rating: 3.38 of 5 stars

Dead Silence (The Body Finder, #4)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 4 in the body finder series.
Violet is now coming to terms with her own imprint, and it hasn’t been easy. The dead still want to be found though, and this time Violet finds a family of 3 all murdered. But where is the missing member of the family? And why does one of them not have an echo?
Who killed the family and why? Why doesn’t one of them have an echo? And can Violet learn to live with her own imprint?

This was a bit of an odd end to the series, mainly because it doesn’t feel like an end!

Violet continued to be naïve, and downright stupid at times in this book. It seemed that she had learned nothing from her near-death experiences, and continued to go around hunting down serial killers all on her own, and thought nothing of randomly wandering into murder scenes.

The storyline in this was okay, and was a bit different to that in the previous books. This time, the bodies that Violet found weren’t buried, and there was more of an on-going investigation happening. This book was also different in that Violet wasn’t actually a target for the killer this time!
I found Violet’s handling of her own imprint interesting, and I did get sucked into the story at points, but for the majority I felt a little bored though. I don’t know why this was, but I felt this way with the previous two books also, so maybe it’s just me.

The ending to this was a little odd. It really didn’t feel like an ending at all, as very little was tied up. I wouldn’t have expected there to be so much more ground to cover, and so many more things to explore when the series has finished! It all just seems a little incomplete, as if the author is keeping her options open in case Violet wants to re-emerge at some point in the future.
Overall; an okay story, but not much of an ending.
6.75 out of 10.


  1. Totally agree about the ending -- wondering if she is leaving it open for the possibility of more books…
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. Haven't read this series but that sucks it didn't feel like an end.