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Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

February 11th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Borrowed an ARC from a friend

Publication Date: March 15, 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars

Description from Goodreads.com: The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.

When Violet Ambrose’s morbid ability to sense the echoes of those who’ve been murdered leads her to the body of a young boy, she draws the attention of the FBI. She is reluctantly pulled into an investigation that will endanger more than just her secret…but her relationship and possibly her life as well.

If you read my review of The Body Finder then you know I loved that and was so excited when I was able to get my hands on the second book in this series.  While you are pretty much able to predict what happens in this sequel it was still a wonderful book that I could not put down.  Violet is pulled into another mystery as she tries to figure out who is stalking her and leaving her ominous messages while also trying to adjust to going from best friends with Jay to boyfriend/girlfriend with him.

The Characters

Oh Jay, how I love you but Ms. Derting introduces a new mystery guy, Rafe, who I was anxiously waiting to learn more about through out the entire book.  He’s good looking, mysterious and apparently has powers of his own.  What those powers are is a mystery waiting to be unraveled.

Jay is still Mr. Dependable and it is cute how much he worships Violet’s uncle after having his life saved by him.

Violet still continues to make some dumb decisions that made me shake my head but I suppose that just sets her up nicely to have Jay come rescue her which just makes me love him more.

The Storyline

Like I mentioned above the basic storyline is pretty predictable and I thought it was easy to figure out who the stalker was but I enjoyed the new twist of Sara and Rafe, apparent independent crime consultants who use unusual means to solve cases.  It sets up nicely for future adventures if Violet decides she wants to work with them or even to see what they do if Violet decides not to and continue to go her ownway.  I am also curious to see what kind of guy Rafe turns out to be.  He just seems like a whole lot of sexy waiting to happen.

This is definitely another great read from Kimberly Derting.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

8 Responses

  1. Beth

    Great review. I just realized we have the same template! LOL.

    I’m a new follower. bethfred.com

  2. dsuzuki

    lol. How cool! Although I do have a new design in the works and will be updating soon.

  3. C. Lee McKenzie

    I really enjoyed Body Finder, so Kimberly’s next book is on my list. She’s a great person, btw!

  4. dsuzuki

    Yay! Hope you enjoy it. I know, I’ve met her a couple times at a few author events and she was so sweet.

  5. Pam

    I am going to get on it soon. I have been in such a slump but I loved BF so much.

  6. dsuzuki

    It’s really a quick read. You were probably the first person I knew with a copy. I didn’t realize you hadn’t read it yet.

  7. Pam

    I am reading this soon. I am reading Devil’s Kiss now haha.

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