The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
In the end, all that’s left is an echo…
Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet’s talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it’s Violet’s job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by “the girlfriend collector” she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new “relationship” and Violet may have caught his eye… From Goodreads.
Wow, this book starts off with Violet looking for a body of a girl that has been taken by “the collector” as the news and police are calling him. It’s a different beginning for the series but it was bound to happen because she has been through so much, almost being killed twice, once by a serial killer and the other time by her boyfriend’s friend’s dad when she found out the truth about their mothers disappearance.
So she has had a rough couple of months, but it turned out okay, she joined the team with Sara Priest. Got to know Rafe, kinda, and made a friend in Krystal. Jay and her are doing much better now, thanks to their deciding to talk things out and listen to each other. Although she does end up having her jealousy issues thinking that Jay may be better off with a normal girl.
When she starts an investigation in the collector’s case, she ends up catching his attention even though she is younger and doesn’t physically look like the type he is after. He ends up taking her and kidnapping her. He threatens her and she does everything to get out of there. I am sure she was scared, like super scared because he was crazy and just wanted to be loved but didn’t realize that the way he went about it was wrong. In the end after her finding out how Rafe feels, how her parents feel about her being on the team, how Jay is just scared all the time for her, she ends up leaving the team only to be forced back on it. It was a great ending; I can’t wait to read the next book.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.