Thursday, 19 December 2013

Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder #2) by Kimberly Derting

Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found. Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.

As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally, she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

My rating: 3.38 of 5 stars

Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder, #2)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Body Finder’ series.
Violet and Jay are together, and Violet is once again out finding dead bodies.
When it seems she has a stalker herself though, she keeps the information to herself.
Who is stalking Violet? Why are the FBI calling her? And how many more dead bodies will she stumble across?

This was an enjoyable story, but it seemed pretty obvious who the guilty party was from very early on in the book.

Violet was once again incredibly stupid in this book, and went about things as if she was impervious to harm, when she was anything but. At so many points I just couldn’t believe what she was doing! The girl seriously needed someone to ask her what the hell she thought she was doing, because going to the scene of a murder, alone, in the middle of the night is not a good idea!

The storyline was alright, although it was pretty easy to guess who the killer was. There was a bit of a twist in there that threw me for a short while, but generally it was pretty easy to point the finger at the guilty party.
The romance was okay, although I was a little disappointed at Jay’s behaviour at times, and although Violet and Jay’s relationship escalated, there was nothing explicit in the book.
The ending was okay, if a little predictable, and we’ll see if Violet continues to be quite so blasé about her own safety in the next book.
Overall; an okay paranormal/mystery story, but a little predictable at times.
6.75 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. I am getting use to guessing who the bad guy is in books. Sad, but true.