“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.”
– Taken from Goodreads
Yet another series comes to an end. This one, however, I’m not so sure, given how open the end was. When I finished it, I did not have the feeling that the series was over. If it’s not over, I don’t know if I’ll keep reading it. The first book was pretty good, with an intriguing premise. However, the structure of the books has not changed: each book has a different killer, who is caught at the end thanks to Violet. As for a plot arc, I didn’t feel it was developed enough, as it only became clear in the third book.
Violet is a very frustrating characters. Throughout the book (and the series), she constantly makes the same mistakes, and that becomes annoying. While I understand (but do not accept) that the echoes compel her to find the body, there is absolutely nothing compelling her to find the killer herself. And she constantly goes after the killers, often endangering herself in the process. In this book, however, she does not endanger herself, but a friend. And that’s something I really don’t like seeing: friends paying for the main character’s mistakes.
As for the romance, again, Violet makes a lot of mistakes. It’s almost as if she’s taking Jay for granted, wanting him to always be there for her, but without really making him a part of her life.
Furthermore, I felt that this book, instead of answering questions, raises more of them. And that’s the main reason why it doesn’t feel like the final book in this series. However, this book was published six months ago, and I couldn’t find out whether or not the author is planning a sequel.
Like the previous books, there are some chapters showing the killer. This killer was not as creepy as the one in the previous book. Both of them were insane, but this one didn’t come across as being as cruel as his predecessor. Therefore, his chapters were not that exciting.
Rating: 2 out of 5