Violet was only eight years old when she found her first human murder victim. Her first and only until her Junior year in high school when she finds another. Then girls from the surrounding community begin to go missing. Violet may be the only one who can find them and bring their killer to justice, if she doesn't get too distracted by her new feelings for her lifelong best friend, Jay Heaton. Will she find the predator and stop him or will SHE becomes his prey?
Violet is a great character. For a teenage girl, she is really well adjusted. For a sixteen year old who sees, hears and smells the echoes of the restless dead, she's amazingly normal and not whiny. I love how pure and real her voice is. And who wouldn't appreciate Jay, your average boy next door/ BFF who is suddenly your totally hot boy next door and BFF?? Yeah, Jay is pretty awesome! He's so sweet and loyal, even under all his swagger and his pretense of not noticing all the girls who flock to him. This book is definitely for readers 16 and up due to talk of violence, death, swearing and sexual assault. But it is a must read.
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The Body Finder earns 4 Fairies for being a different kind of ghost story.