Wednesday, November 3, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday 6
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Desires of the Dead
By Kimberly Derting
HarperCollins, released March 15, 2011
The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.
When Violet Ambrose's morbid ability to sense the echoes of those who've been murdered leads her to the body of a young boy, she draws the attention of the FBI. She is reluctantly pulled into an investigation that will endanger more than just her secret...but her relationship and possibly her life as well.
— GoodReads.com description
This book is the sequel to Derting's book The Body Finder. AND OMG DID YOU GUYS READ THAT BOOK? If no, why not!?
Okay, so I think a lot of my love for it stems from my childhood obsession with Dateline mysteries and Unsolved Mysteries. When I was 8, you'd ask me what I wanted to do and I'd say, "Be a journalist who investigates mysteries for Dateline." Yes, I was a special child. Move on. The point is that The Body Finder made me feel that since of fear, that sense of dread and excitement again for the first time in quite awhile.
And the scene? In the woods? Where she's being chased? Oh, Lord, I had a hard time sleeping that night. Usually I'm all about the romance—which this book definitely has (I adore me some Jay & Violet)—but I loved Derting's sense of pacing so much that it actually took second fiddle to me.
I hope this sequel is just as suspenseful and sweet as the first.