- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Format: Hardback | 360 pages
- Dimensions: 148mm x 208mm x 34mm | 431g
- Publication date: 17 April 2012
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0062082191
- ISBN 13: 9780062082190
- Sales rank: 132,405
In the end, all that's left is an Echo.Before, Violet's morbid ability to sense the dead led her to uncover dark murders and long-buried secrets in her small town. Now that she's working with a special investigative team, Violet hopes she can help even more people--whether by saving a life or catching a killer.Although she's relieved to finally be honest about what she can do, her instant connection with her mysterious partner, Rafe, is both confusing and unsettling, and their unique bond creates tension with her boyfriend, Jay. When she discovers the body of a college student murdered by "the collector," Violet refuses to give up on the case. With her own relationship on the line, Violet doesn't realize that the serial killer is looking to add to his collection and that she may have caught his eye. Will the life Violet has to save be her own?
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By Amanda 16 May 2012
Also reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm. (http://www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com)
Wow, okay. So let's keep track of my ratings for this series so far: The Body Finder=5 stars, Desires of the Dead=4 stars, and now The Last Echo=5 stars. WHAT?! This series is amazing! The first book was amazing--but the sequel, Desires of the Dead--didn't really catch me right away. It wasn't my favorite, but I still enjoyed it. And then here comes The Last Echo and it completely blows the second book to pieces.
I can't figure out which is my favorite now, Book One, or now Book Three. How do I decide?! This isn't how a normal series goes. SOMETIMES the books get better each book, but most just start losing feeling. But this series is just wow. I really have no words. I can't describe anything right now.
The suspense completely killed me in this book. I mean, after reading the first two books, I was watching out for the suspense. It was inevitable. But it was A LOT stronger in this book and just completely had me gripping the sides of the book while reading it. I was so scared! My heart was beating so fast.
Though this book has a paranormal twist, it still feels VERY real. You believe EVERY word that you see in this book. Because it's REAL. (I don't mean real, real. Just real as in, you FEEL like it IS real.)Violet is an average--excluding her body finding ability--teenager with average teenage problems. Which I love about Violet. She's REAL.
And ugh, the love triangle. It makes me so furious! I hate love triangles 90% of the time. But this one I don't mind because it's real. (I'm going to use that word a lot in this review apparently....) I don't know who I like more. I mean, I adore Jay. I've adored him from the start. But there's also just something about Rafe, and it's not just the fact that he understands Violet and that he has abilities. There's something there that just makes you want to play "What if...?"
Overall, there isn't much I can say on this book. It was amazing. Completely drew me in and I couldn't stop, it was addiciting! If you haven't read this series yet, I really hope you will. I wish I'd read them along time ago. You don't just get in Violet's head, but you also get into the creepy head of the suspect they are looking for.