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The Last Echo: Violet Ambrose is the Body Finder (Body Finder 3) [Paperback]

Kimberly Derting
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29 Mar 2012 Body Finder 3
Violet has always kept her strange ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and best-friend-turned-boyfriend Jay. But now she's using her gift to help track down murderers, working in a group that includes the mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl murdered by "the girlfriend collector", she is determine to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new "relationship" and Violet seems to have caught his eye...

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (29 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755389158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755389155
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 244,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author paces the story beautifully, weaving together several story lines as she inches up to the final, desperate scene. Imaginative, convincing and successful suspense (Kirkus)

'A fast-paced, compelling read that will leave readers hoping for future titles about talented Violet' (Booklist)

'A definite must-add to your reading list' (Official Twilight Series Facebook Fan Page)

'Scary, sexy, emotional, and downright riveting at all times; she never "writes down" to the teen or young adult who will pick up the book' (Teens Read Too)

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Violet Ambrose is The Body Finder - third in the series blending serial killer thriller with romance.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting 11 April 2012
By Amber
Format:Paperback
The Last Echo is just as good - if not better - than the previous installments in this amazing series. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I adored Kimberly Derting's story and characters as I always do.

Like with the first book, there were lots of creepy chapters in which we were inside the killer's head. A lot of other people found this incredibly creepy as well, and this is one of the things I most enjoy about this series. These chapters, along with sending a chill down my spine, gave some background information on the killer that added lots of depth to his character, even though we didn't know who he was until the end.

Violet was as awesome and as badass as ever. Her scenes at the end were beyond amazing, and I was holding my breath for her. She's a great protagonist, and a great example of the badass female characters in YA.

Jay wasn't in this book as much as he is in the others. Violet and Jay's relationship takes a back seat in this novel, and I liked that. As much as I missed him, I loved seeing Violet on her own for the majority of the book.

We did, however, see lots of Rafe, who I adore. We learn a lot about his character in this book, which I loved, because he became more than a two dimensional brooding badboy.

I actually really like the potential of the love triangle in this series, which is surprising! This is one of the love triangles that is done right. Both guys are good for Violet, but in different ways. They both attract different sides of her character and I love it. And if you're worrying about Violet cheating on Jay then don't! Violet isn't like that.

The ending was so, so shocking! What was that!? Like I said above, I was holding my breath throughout the whole thing. It certainly changed the entire dynamic for the rest of the series and it was FLAWLESS.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Jay and Violet, Please. 25 April 2012
Format:Paperback
- I am a huge fan of The Body Finder series as you can read in my review of the first book The Body Finder and the second book Desires of the Dead. The Last Echo is the third book in the series and thankfully there is going to be a fourth. This is one series I hope never ends. I love the two main characters in this series Violet is an interesting character, she has an ability, I wouldn't call cool, more interesting. She is a lovable character who always tries to do the right thing, even if it means hurting the people she loves and getting herself into trouble. Her boyfriend and childhood best friend Jay is another great and lovable character. He loves Vi with all his heart and will do anything to protect her.

With the introduction of "The Team" we get to meet some new characters and with some different abilities. I feel Violet needed this to make her feel that she wasn't a freak. I do feel she got into more trouble than it was worth working with this group. I wasn't keen on Rafe, I didn't feel their chemistry and was glad nothing really came about it. I would hate for anything to stop Jay and Violet being together. They are after all one of my favourite fiction couples.

I found this book gripping and it has a lots of action and keep me reading and wanting to know what happened next, but there wasn't enough of Jay and Violet's relationship in it for me. Plus I missed Chelsea and her friends from school, they were always an extra source of hilarity in the books.

This book in the series saw Violet use her gift to help solve crimes, then got mixed up in it. I had to keep reading this book to make sure she would be safe. But then ending I didn't see coming. Poor Vi. I cannot wait to read the next instalment.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Last Echo 11 April 2012
Format:Paperback
This is the third book in the Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting. I'm a massive fan of this series and have been eagerly anticipating the release of 'The Last Echo' for months. I'm pleased to say that it didn't disappoint at all and I think it might actually be my favourite so far.

Violet is now working for Sara Priest's organisation. It was interesting seeing her having to adjust to other people knowing about her abilities outside of her family and Jay. She wants to try and use her ability to prevent people from dying, rather than just finding their bodies after their deaths. She has her toughest job so far to face when she tries to stop a serial killed nicknamed The Collector. The book is interspersed with chapters from his perspective which made for some really creepy reading.

Now that Violet is part of a team, the story focused much more on her relationships with her new friends and colleagues, rather than her romantic relationship with Jay. He is still present in the book but is often on the periphery. There are still plenty of sweet, romantic moments between the two which made my heart flutter plenty and I have no doubt in my mind that they belong together, but Violet is also having to face up to the feelings that she may have developed for Rafe. They do after all share something that Jay can never experience and it's this which seems to draw them together a lot. There are some intriguing revelations about Rafe in the book and sufficient time is given to developing his character further but I couldn't help wishing that there was less of him and more of Jay.

Violet has always been one of my favourite heroines in ya-literature. She's grown and developed so much throughout the series so far.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Last Echo
Protagonist Violet has the ability to find the dead, more importantly, those who have been murdered. The bodies give off a unique echo which leads Violet to their body. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Fiction_Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars love it.
I really enjoyed these books this is book no 3, if you love a bit of supernatural powers, but not all the werewolf and vamps thing, this is for you. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Andie
5.0 out of 5 stars Whens the next one out??
I am so sad to get to the end of this book, i loved it! I would definately recommend this book, but start from book 1, as although its a different story each time. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Stephanie Burgess
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite YA series
The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting is one of my favourite YA series of recent years. I really just love the mixture of crime solving and romance, especially as we are... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Michelle Cardozo
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended by a friend and well worth the time
I picked this title up on the recommendation of a friend and to be honest I'm glad I did, the lead character was not only a breath of fresh air but she came over as one that you... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last Echo
This is one of the best books i have ever read! i have not read the other two books just this one but its very understandable, so dont worry if you want to buy this book but think... Read more
Published 23 months ago by kate
5.0 out of 5 stars This series just keeps getting better
Please bear in mind that this is the third book in the series and may therefore contain spoilers to the previous two books. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Book Angel Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars The Body Finder book 3
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The Body Finder was one of my favourite books of 2010 and I have been a fan of Kimberly Derting and this series ever since I read it. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Sarah (Feeling Fictional)
5.0 out of 5 stars Series getting better and better - and was great from the start
I was introduced to the Body Finder series by teen goddaughters, five of them, who are determined to educate (and update!) me. (Wasn't it meant to be the other way round?). Read more
Published 23 months ago by Louisa Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Best so far!
The Last Echo is the third book in the Bodyfinder series, and for fans of YA series, if you missed the first book, I seriously suggest you go an find it! Read more
Published on 21 April 2012 by Michelle Moore
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