The Body Finder is by far one of my new favorite books. The book has a mystery aspect to accompany the paranormal which makes for a unique read in today's YA world. Violet is compelled to find dead bodies of anything from animals to people. However, one day she finds the body of a girl that has been murdered and this sets off a chain of events. Jay, who has been her best friend since childhood accompanies her throughout her adventures and their relationship begins to evolve. Violet eventually finds herself drawn into a serial killer case and is a bit too close for comfort.
This book is an excellent read! It has a real “meat” to the story. The relationship between Violet and Jay is refreshing because they have a history. It isn’t the typical girl meets supernatural boy and falls in love story. In addition, the love story is an indirect plot to what is going on with Violet’s ability and with the mystery of who is committing the murders in their small town. I give this book the highest reccomendation.
Also the news of a sequel titled Desires of the Dead has just been released. The date of release for the sequel is March 15, 2011.