The Last Echo is the third book in the Bodyfinder series, and for fans of YA series, if you missed the first book, I seriously suggest you go an find it!
I reviewed the original book back in 2010, and looking back, I enjoyed the serial killer part, but found the romance part a little too ‘sweet’. However, the actual concept and story has stayed with me, unlike many other books which disappear into the depths of my memory. I then actually missed the second book, and when I looked up reviews, they weren’t quite as positive. However, the synopsis of this one looked interesting, so I decided to give it a try.
For those of you new to the series, Violet has an unusual ability – she can ‘feel’ echoes which the dead leave behind, as well as the matching imprint on the killer. As a child, this seems limited to the birds her cat catches, but when she finds a murdered body, this all changes.
The first two books look at Violet’s developing ability, and the dangers it brings, alongside her relationship with her boyfriend.
The Last Echo brings an interesting new layer, as Violet is invited to join a group of teens, all with varying abilities. We’re gradually introduced to these new characters, finding out a little about their backgrounds, and abilities. They appear really interesting, and I was disappointed to think that this may be a trilogy, and these characters may never be developed.
It appears however, that the forth book is due out next year, and I think this series holds a lot of potential. Enough potential actually, that I can even imagine a TV series.
For teens, this series provides a great introduction into crime fiction, and for anyone who enjoys a good YA series, I would recommend a look.