Pub. Date: March 16, 2010
Pages: 336 pages
From the inside of the book cover:I had/have heard so much about this book. I'm not sure there has been so much hype since, The Hunger Games. So, I had to pick this book up and see what was so amazing about it.
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 had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.
Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping 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.
The book surrounds the mysterious disappearances of girls in Violet's city. No one knows whats happening, just that someone is out there and every girl is at risk. Violet has an interesting ability to find the dead and see those who have killed. She decides that she cannot leave her town vulnerable to this person any longer and searches for him herself.
On top of this gripping conflict, Violet is also in love with her best friend Jay. He has become extremely attractive though and every girl has become aware of it. Her feelings for him are constantly bothering her and she doesn't know what to do. The romance in this book kept me interested and wanting more!
Overall the book was really good and I could not put it down. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series and will read this one over and over again.
Rating: 4.5 stars / 5 stars