Friday, April 5

Dead Silence: Book Tour, Book Review, Teaser Quote, and Giveaway

Today I am lucky to be hosting a post for the Dead Silence Book Tour put together by CBB Book Promotions. Below you will find my review and choice of a teaser quote. Also, there are two giveaways running. One is a part of the tour and the other is done by me so don't forget to check them out. Alright enough of the introductions lets get to the good stuff.


Dead Silence

The Body Finder #4

Kimberly Derting

April 16th 2013
Young Adult | Paranormal | Mystery Thriller

Official Blurb -
Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.

When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.

Teaser Quote (contains spoilers):

"Well . . . I didn't just dig him up, I had to do some other stuff too. Really gross stuff. And since you haven't said otherwise, I assume it worked. You can thank me later. But for now, I'm cold and I'm dirty, so I'm gonna go."

She tried to imagine Rafe going to the graveyard at night and digging up a body--Caine's body.

She squeezed her eyes shut, wondering whatever had possessed him to do such a thing, to take such a risk.

But she knew. "This doesn't change anything, you know?"

There was another brief pause, right before she heard him say, "Oh, I don't know, V. I think it changes everything."

Completely not what I was expecting in the final installment of the series. In fact I would say that this book read very much like Desires of the Dead and The Last Echo. Thrilling but not really giving much sense of closure. Instead there is a strong sense of the story continuing on whether we are party to it or not. I would dare say it feels more like these characters really do have lives and there is no such thing as the fictional happily ever after. I don't mean that in a bad sense. Nothing like they will be miserable for the rest of their existence because the bad guy won or even they are all too damaged to do more than hobble forward. More like as with reality we never know what will happen in the future only how we feel in the present. So just do your best to live and enjoy what you have and not wait for some perfect picture to be happy. As far as what I expected from this book. I was thinking we would have some end to the love triangle as well as some glorious take down of the big bad evil overseers. I am not trying to scare anyone only mentioning that it didn't go down at all like I envisioned or expected. Which wasn't bad, in fact it was highly entertaining as well as very disturbing. Kimberly Derting sure knows how to use her small snippets into the minds of the killers to make your skin crawl. The ending simply confused me. This is the final installment in the series and yet the ending is very leading. Less closure and more open ended issues.

The romance in this book was marginally better than the last two books. Jay didn't necessarily step up his offensive game more like situations arose that caused Violet to be more proactive. Rafe did more to step up his game than Jay. There wasn't solid closure on whether she chose Rafe or Jay. I suppose that is what really added to the realistic feel.

The serial killer in this book is just one more sick guy added to the bunch. Seeing inside their minds at their motivation and reasoning is disturbing. Only the fact that the bad guy always gets taken down at the end of these thrillers is enough to balance what we get to see. At least we can console ourselves that one less demented mind is roaming around. 

It was a very edge of your seat read. Once you get solidly into the story it will be hard to put down. Violet definitely learns a bit more about herself and makes a stand. There was this point in the story where Violet is following an echo and I couldn't help but wonder how she was so sure it was a body. I mean what if it was a killer. I don't see any reason why she couldn't come in contact with killers before ever crossing paths with their victims. But now that I think about it I don't think the killer echos come with the compulsion. I guess that is the difference. Another great installment in the series.

Language: Moderate
Violence: Heavy

Tour Schedule:
April 1 
I'm a Book Shark ~ Review
Candace's Book Blog ~ Review

April 2
Gizmos Reviews ~ Review
Bewitched Bookworms ~ Guest Post

April 3
Gone Pecan ~ Review & Interview
Vy's Blog ~ Review & Teaser Quotes

April 4 
Beauty and the Bookshelf ~ Review
The Starry Eyed Revue ~ Review & Teaser Quote

April 5
Hope, Love and Happy Endings ~ Review & Teaser Quote
Reading Lark ~ Review & Book BFF

April 6
Curling Up With a Good Book ~ Review
Paperback Princess ~ Review & Interview

April 7
A GREAT Read ~ Review & Guest Post
Compelled by Words ~ Review & Interview

April 8 
Books Live Forever ~ Review & Teaser Quote
A Dream Within a Dream ~ Review

April 9
A Diary of a Book Addict ~ Review
Alice Marvels ~ Review & Playlist

April 10 
Fic Fare ~ Review & Teaser Quote
Itching for Books ~ Guest Post
Dear Restless Reader ~ Review

April 11 
TSK, TSK, What to Read? ~ Review & Teaser Quote
Novel Nerd ~ Review

April 12
Books-n-Kisses ~ Review
I Am A Reader, Not a Writer ~ Interview

April 13
Bittersweet Enchantment ~ Review & This or That Interview
Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks ~ Review and Teaser Quotes

April 14 
Dana Square ~ Review & Teaser Quotes
Kindred Dreamheart ~ Guest Post

April 15 
Books With Bite ~ Review & Teaser Quotes
The O.W.L. ~ Review & Interview


Kimberly Derting:
Kimberly Derting is the author of the BODY FINDER series (HarperCollins) and THE PLEDGE trilogy (Simon & Schuster). She lives in the Seattle area, with her husband and three children, who often find the outrageous things they say either in the pages of her books or posted on Twitter or Facebook for the entire world to see.


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