- Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 400 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 24mm | 320g
- Publication date: 25 April 2013
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0755389174
- ISBN 13: 9780755389179
- Sales rank: 118,741
The next in the gripping BODY FINDER series, for fans of Claudia Gray. A passionate love story. A deadly hunt. A burden to bear. All her life Violet has grappled with her ability to sense the echoes of those who have been murdered and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Now that she has an imprint of her own, Violet's "gift" is intolerable. Torn between her desire to lead a normal life and the pressure from the Center to continue her work tracking down killers, Violet's world starts to unravel...and some of her most carefully guarded secrets are exposed. When she learns that an underground group has been carrying out murders on the orders of their Charles Manson-like leader, Violet is pulled into one final deadly hunt...where her ability may not even be able to save her.
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Kimberly Derting is a full-time writer who lives in Western Washington state with her husband and three children.
By Moodyno1 27 Mar 2014
Favourite Quote: “But life isn’t always fair, her mom used to say. And it certainly isn’t easy.
This was a good installment in my series in my opinon, I really liked it! And give it a 4/5 stars!
First off the prologue for this one was just crazy! Best prologue I think I’ve ever read! I really liked the plot in this one, there was a lot going on so it was chaotic! I felt this book was the most graphic of the series when it came to the murders, I had to look away at point before forcing myself to read on! Though I have to admit, the killer aspect was interesting and I was dying to know what happened next! There was a story arc about Viole’ts Grandmother’s life and I actually loved this, I enjoyed reading the diary entires and learning how the past connects with the present!
As for the characters, Violet is still growing on me which is good! I think I almost like her as much as I did in the first novel! As for the rest of the characters, I begin to really like Rafe in this one and I’m hopefully that the love triangle is ending! Then there’s Jay who is awesome as always, just wish there was more of him!
Overall this book was really good and I really love this series!
By MissPageTurner 28 Nov 2013
Read the prologue of DEAD SILENCE and tell me you are not feeling a compulsive need to finish this book in one sitting, for this prologue is a very scary and unsettling start to the story. Things are feeling more urgent and dangerous than before, because now one of Violet's friends is on the culprit's radar. Pick up the fourth THE BODY FINDER novel and risk another sleepless night spent reading.
As seen in the three previous books, the chapters of Violet's perspective are again complemented with chapters from the murderer's perspective. And this one's a tough case of wicked evil mind with scary and insane issues.
Every single one of Violet's murder cases has been thrilling so far. And I was equally entranced and repulsed by the vile and violent case Kimberly Derting envisioned in DEAD SILENCE. The new killer could be even more disturbing than others before him, expect a few very gruesome details.
DEAD SILENCE shows us another side of Violet, a new courage to trust the ones around her with her secrets. I liked that Violet opened herself a bit to her friends and Jay, too. Still her senseless way to dash off and hunt the killer on her own made me want to shake her more than once. The romantic aspect of DEAD SILENCE wasn't as strong as in DESIRES OF THE DEAD or THE BODY FINDER. I mean Jay was as sweet and swoon-worthy as ever, but there just wasn't that much space for Violet and Jay to spend alone-time together as a couple or further develop their relationship.
As the romance is definitely not the focus of this book, now the mysterious Center is observed more closely. Violet discoveres old journals from her grandmother and we will learn more about her experiences, her ability to sense the dead and what it was like to live with it a few decades ago.
Rafe, Sara and the Team of other specially gifted teens will be back, too. But the main focus isn't on them solving cases together, it's more a personal story of Violet finding out more about her grandmother's life and about Violet's personal posture towards the Center and her own involvement in solving the murder cases.
I was as content with DEAD SILENCE as I was with the other books, but if this is truly the ending to the whole series…SO NOT ACCEPTED! Kimberly Derting can’t just leave it at that, with questions unanswered and the future uncertain. The ending felt just like the ending of a book in a series, not of an entire series. I can't imagine a Top 2014 list without a new BODY FINDER title on it!
4/5 **** DEAD SILENCE – A twisted murder case that will be calling dibs on your reading time and won't let you rest for a second, until it's solved!
Kimberly Derting's fourth THE BODY FINDER installment introduces us to a new stage of awareness of Vilolet's world, filled with imprints and echoes. Minor shortcomings romance-wise and the lack of an ENDING ending are compensated by Kimberly's writing that's as engaging as in the previous THE BODY FINDER books.
THE TAKING is a novel I'll be looking forward to read in 2014 then, but I'm still hoping, wishing, pining for another THE BODY FINDER book. Who would believe that Violet would ever stop getting involved with echoes and crimes, huh?
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