The Body Finder

By Kimberly Derting
(HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780061779817, 329pp.)

Publication Date: March 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring 2010 Kids' Next List
“The Body Finder is the perfect combination of an intense, angsty high school romance and a cleverly written murder mystery. Our heroine finds that her ability to uncover dead bodies can be extremely hazardous, especially while trying to uncover her true feelings for her best friend. You won't want to put this down until you see how it ends!”
-- Lori-Jo Scott, Island Bookstore, Kitty Hawk, NC


Description

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies--or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat left for her. But now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer--and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.




About the Author
Kimberly Derting is the author of the Body Finder series, the Pledge trilogy, and the Taking series. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather is ideal for writing anything dark and creepy. Her three beautiful (and often mouthy) children serve as an endless source of inspiration and frequently find things they say buried in the pages of their mother's books.
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