The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.
Violet can sense the echoes of those who’ve been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.
As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she’d turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike’s tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.
I was very interested to read Desires of the Dead, because I am a huge fan of the first book in the series, The Body Finder. I especially love the author’s writing style and was curious to know whether she would be able to maintain the same ‘flow’ in the sequel.
And let me tell you, Kimberly does not disappoint. The prologue captured my attention from the start and the subsequent chapters held it there. What I especially liked about this book is the use of the seven deadly sins in the ‘anonymous’ chapters that are interspersed within the book. It is exceptionally clever, especially when the reader discovers who’s point of view those particular chapters belong to.
My other love in this book is for the character of Jay. All I’m saying is move over the Edward Cullens and Salvatore brothers of this world, there is a new dreamboat in town! He’s everything you could wish for in a boyfriend – or first boyfriend in Violet’s case. Tall, dark and handsome, sensitive, understanding and above all, a best friend. I’m so taken with Jay that I’m about to send him a proposal of marriage and you should all start looking for a hat to wear to the Big Day. In all seriousness, Violet’s lucky to have him, and at times, I found myself frustrated with her when she seemed to be pushing him away. I wanted to take her aside and talk some sense into her like a big sister would. I sincerely hope that, in future books, the appearance of the mysterious Rafe doesn’t change Jay and Violet’s relationship.
Desires of the Dead definitely lives up to its predecessor, with plot and relationship developments that do not disappoint.
I, for one, certainly cannot wait to read more from this amazing author.