June 22, 2012 by thebookslayer
The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
In the end, all that’s left is an echo…
Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet’s talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it’s Violet’s job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by “the girlfriend collector” she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new “relationship” and Violet may have caught his eye….
I absolutely enjoyed the last 2 books and was really excited to get my hands on this one. Let me tell you that this book did not disappoint! No sirree! It was all there. The mystery, suspense and yes enough romance to keep me happy.
We start off with Violet doing her thing, which we know is following the echos of the dead.
“In the end, all that’s left is an echo.”
This time the dead seem to be college girls. The odd part is that they are being called in and the girls are dressed and kept with care. Really creepy which just adds the the suspense.
Now Violet isn’t all alone anymore. She has the team to back her up! This team consists of Sara(the leader), Rafe, Sam, Krystal and Gemma. They all have special gifts that make them important to the group. The great part about this book is we get to take a peek at how the other members do their thing. We also get to read about what makes them each special. I can tell you I have been interested in this ever since we met Rafe and Sara in the last book.
We also get to meet Dr. Lee the team’s Psychologist. Honestly he crept me out the whole time, but he did seem to be able to help Violet. But remember not everything is as it seems. Many people have a dark side and he is one of them.
Her parents also demand that she quit the team during this book. Let’s just say that there is definitely some action going on and her butt might have been kicked a time or two. But what her parents don’t understand is that she needs this. She needs to fit in and feel like her gift is a blessing not a curse. Don’t get me wrong I understand the parents side, but sometimes you have to let go a little.
On the relationship front, Jay and Violet seem to being doing good. But when we dig a little deeper feelings for Rafe seem to be surfacing. Jay, I think, can sense these and that is why the jealous giant rears its head a few times. Now Violet says that she doesn’t like him, but …
“She’d gotten used to the quick burst of static that erupted between them whenever they touched, but this time, when her fingers clasped around his wrist, the sensation jolted her, both physically and emotionally. She felt the ground shift, not literally, but the effect was just as unsteadying. “
Now if you ask me that is some serious evidence that she should at least see if her and Rafe would work out. I mean she feels like the ground moves. Hell yeah I would say, see ya Jay! But Violet isn’t ready to get rid of her security blanket. Sigh. I can only hope that in the next book she will be brave enough.
Overall I would say that this series so far has been a thrill to read and I can’t wait for the next book.