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The Body Finder

1, Body Finder

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Description

The first book in the Body Finder series from Kimberly Derting is equal parts romance and mystery.

Sixteen-year-old Violet is hiding two secrets. The first is her confusing new feelings for her childhood best friend Jay. The second is her unusual ability to sense the dead...and the people who killed them. Violet has never considered her morbid ability to be a gift, but when a serial killer begins terrorizing her small town, Violet realizes she may be the only person who can stop him.

Ever protective of her, Jay agrees to help Violet, and as they search, Violet realizes she isn’t the only one whose emotions have changed. But as they fall in love, Violet is also getting closer and closer to discovering the killer...and becoming his prey herself.

The Body Finder is the compulsive first book in the four-book Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting.

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 01, 2010 – Derting's first novel demonstrates unusual skill in weaving together contemporary teenage preoccupations with its paranormal plot twist. Violet is starting 11th grade with a beatup Honda, a vow to get to class on time, and a crush on her longtime best friend, Jay. She's also learned to cope with an eerie skill inherited from her grandmother the ability to hear the echo left behind by those who have died violently. Usually this means chucking the cat outside if it's killed a mouse, but when the bodies of girls turn up, Violet turns away from concerns about the upcoming homecoming dance and becomes determined to use her ability to find the murderer. The third-person narration views Violet and the events of the book with a removed, thoughtful quality ( Coincidence. Chance. These were the words she counted on to create a veil of deceit, to keep her 'gift' a secret ), but Violet's thoughts and words feel true to her age and personality. Short, interspersed sections from the perspective of the killer add a creepy, page-turning quality. A strong debut from a promising author. Ages 14 up.

Customer Reviews

OMG!!!!!

I loved this book! It was kinda sad about all the murders, but things happen that are unexpected definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes romance, action, suspense, and mystery. Plus a little fantasy w Violet's whole power thing.

Amazing . Simply Amazing.

I loved this book. It kept you on the edge of your seat the entire time with amazing twists in the story and both romantic, and funny parts. I'd recommend it to anyone.

The Body Finder

Omg! This book is so amazing an captivating, i could not keep my eyes off of it. kimberly derting has a gift in writing and the fact of this being her first novel lets this 8th grader from NJ know she was born to be a writer. Im dancing in anticipation to read the next book in this memorizing series. Violet was a amazing intriguing character that i could connect with on many levels and Jay i cannot describe how his romance swept me of of my feet. Keep doing what you do Ms. Derting because you do it to well.

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The Body Finder
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  • $2.99
  • Level: Grades 9 and Above
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction
  • Published: Mar 16, 2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: 1, Body Finder
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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