How else can you explain how this author makes you nearly understand, nearly feel sorry for a KILLER? And I ask myself.. nearly? Or did I actually feel sympathy and sadness for a person who killed innocent victims? You know what? I think I did.. the way the author describes this killer, you know he isn't mentally stable, you know he was messed up beyond recognition as a kid (that by no means justifies killing, however! Calm it.
That got really deep, really quickly.
Back to reviewing the book. Got it. On track.
So, other than the really unique way Derting adds a couple of chapters in the killer's perspective, everything else is interesting - not as thought provoking and interesting as the psychotic parts, but interesting all the same. I also really the pace of the book, there's always something happening, someone dying, someone breaking and entering, someone lying, someone being hit by a car and nearly dying... yup, always something happening. There's no down time, really, which is what you want in a murder-mystery-with-a-paranormal-twist book.
I've mentioned the killer, the pacing, the hooking story line (I don't think I did actually mention that.. oh well, have now (: ). What's left? Hmm.. oh yeah.. the characters and the romance.
Violet, the main character, is a likable enough character but I can't say she's one of my favourite heroines. She has, however, definitely grown a lot since the first Body Finder novel, she isn't afraid to do what she thinks is right and she's brave, which are traits I, and probably many, admire.
On the other hand, her inability to realise that Rafe is hands down amazing is truly irritating. I think I may be the ONLY person who loves Rafe and detests Jay. The only one? Seriously? I'm all for a supportive, stable guy in real life but in books I want the main character to end up with the dangerous, mysterious, motorcycle-riding guy who she has an undeniable connection with.
(Has anybody told you, Barney, that your shrugs are legen-wait for it-DARY?)
To sum it all up: read the Body Finder series, it's original and completely enthralling.
And love Rafe with me.
Music choice: Okay, this may be a little strange but the way I imagine it the song Halo by Beyonce is exactly how Rafe views Violet and feels about her. 'Remember those walls I built? Well, baby, they're tumbling down..'