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Desires of The Dead by Kimberly Derting Book Review

Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder, #2)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 s
he 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 recently started reading The Body Finder series, and I’ve been loving it so far. As soon as I finished reading The Body Finder, I immediately started Desires of The Dead. It had a super engaging plot and a great mystery. 

The mystery was definitely not as creepy as the mystery in the first book. Nonetheless, it was still very exciting and I was constantly trying to guess the next twist. Also, there was a new added threat from the FBI this time. That, along with the mystery itself, made Desires of The Dead incredibly engaging.

Violet also grew a lot more from the last book. She was a great protagonist, although I was definitely frustrated about some of the decisions she made throughout the book. I wanted her to trust Jay more and use better judgement in certain situations. However, Jay was so sweet and I grew to like him even more. He and Violet just have such an amazing relationship!

Like the last book, there were a few chapters told in the pov of the villain. Those were pretty interesting and creepy to read about, especially since those chapters played a pretty different role in this book then they had in the last one. 

Overall, Desires of The Dead is a strong sequel, that’s just as good (if not better) as the first book. Kimberly Derting has definitely become one of my new favorite authors :) I’d give Desires of The Dead 4 out of 5 flowers.

* Thank you so much to ARCycling for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review! :)


  1. I... Did not end up finishing the 3rd book due to something that I can't remember anymore. I think it was because I got excruciatingly bored. Meh. Good to hear Violet developed more maturely!

    Fantastic review, hon! <33

  2. I still haven't started this series even though I've heard some great things about it. I'm so happy that this one didn't disappoint. Great review :)

  3. Love this series! Such a great mix of mystery and paranormal!

  4. It's been a while since I read this but I really liked it when I did. I never finished the series, hopefully I will someday!


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