The body finder

by Derting, Kimberly.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
Location Collection Call #
ACLA Mobile Library Services Teen Fiction YA DERT
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  YA DERT
Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA DERTING Kimberly
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA DERTING Kimberly
Dormont Public Library Young Adult YA DERT
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA DERT
Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y DERTING Kimberly
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Teen Books
Call Number  Y DERTING Kimberly
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F DERTING
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA F DERTING
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA DERTING Kimberly
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA DERTING Kimberly
Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult Teen Fic Der
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  Teen Fic Der
Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Fiction TEEN MYSTERY DERTING B1
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Teen Fiction

The first book in the Body Finder series from Kimberly Derting is equal parts romance and mystery.

Sixteen-year-old Violet is hiding two secrets. The first is her confusing new feelings for her childhood best friend Jay. The second is her unusual ability to sense the dead...and the people who killed them. Violet has never considered her morbid ability to be a gift, but when a serial killer begins terrorizing her small town, Violet realizes she may be the only person who can stop him.

Ever protective of her, Jay agrees to help Violet, and as they search, Violet realizes she isn't the only one whose emotions have changed. But as they fall in love, Violet is also getting closer and closer to discovering the killer...and becoming his prey herself.

The Body Finder is the compulsive first book in the four-book Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Violet Ambrose can find dead bodies. Their aura of sound, color, or even taste imprints itself on their murderers, and Violet's extrasensory perception picks up on those elements. It's an invaluable but deeply troubling talent, especially since a serial killer is plying his trade throughout her small community, and her ability marks her as the next possible victim. Violet finds escape in her growing crush on her longtime childhood friend, Jay, but the tenderness that she finds with him is threatened by terror and doubt as she searches for the killer. First-time novelist Derting has written a suspenseful mystery and sensual love story that will captivate readers who enjoy authentic high-school settings, snappy dialogue, sweet romance, and heart-stopping drama. A real page-turner, this will have readers checking behind themselves and refusing to go anywhere alone.--Bradburn, Frances Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Derting's first novel demonstrates unusual skill in weaving together contemporary teenage preoccupations with its paranormal plot twist. Violet is starting 11th grade with a beatup Honda, a vow to get to class on time, and a crush on her longtime best friend, Jay. She's also learned to cope with an eerie skill inherited from her grandmother-the ability to hear the "echo" left behind by those who have died violently. Usually this means chucking the cat outside if it's killed a mouse, but when the bodies of girls turn up, Violet turns away from concerns about the upcoming homecoming dance and becomes determined to use her ability to find the murderer. The third-person narration views Violet and the events of the book with a removed, thoughtful quality ("Coincidence. Chance. These were the words she counted on to create a veil of deceit, to keep her ‰gift' a secret"), but Violet's thoughts and words feel true to her age and personality. Short, interspersed sections from the perspective of the killer add a creepy, page-turning quality. A strong debut from a promising author. Ages 14-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Psychic ability -- Fiction.
Serial murders -- Fiction.
Dead -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Psychic ability -- Juvenile fiction.
Serial murders -- Juvenile fiction.
Dead -- Juvenile fiction.
Best friends -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
High schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Washington (State) -- Fiction.
Washington (State) -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Harper,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 329 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780061779817 (trade bdg.)
0061779814 (trade bdg.)
9780061779831 (pbk.)
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