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 that 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 the 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.
A very intense mystery. This book grabbed me and pulled me into it. I really liked the way the plot evolved. The main characters are true to life teenagers. The author did a very good job of depicting how they act, talk and even their mannerisms. I had a hard time putting it down once I started getting into it. An unexpected twist to the mystery makes this story a unique one. The first book I have read written in quite this way. Just when you think the danger is over you get the shock of a lifetime. The bonus... a charming romance blooms amid all the death. I really enjoyed this story and cannot wait to read the sequel. Definitely a one of a kind and very recommended.
My Score: 4.5 Stars