Publication date: March 16th, 2010
Published by: HarperCollins
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.
Violet is a very special girl: she can sense and consequently find dead bodies of animals and humans.So, when she starts discovering several dead bodies,all of them young girls, people in town start to get really worried and come to the conclusion that they have a serial killer in their midst. Seeing however that killing something or someone leaves an echo,an imprint,not only on the dead body but on the killer himself, Violet with the help of her friend Jay, set out to find the man who caused so much pain to so many girls and end his killing spree once and for all.
Overall, The Body Finder was a fine read with so much potential that was unfortunately left unfulfilled, story-wise.I'm definitely going to read book two in the series, Desires Of The Dead, coming out March 2011, hoping that the second time around, I will be proven wrong!