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Dead Silence

(The Body Finder #4)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  7,219 ratings  ·  714 reviews
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 Viole ...more
Hardcover, 389 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by HarperCollins
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Remi D.
Apr 24, 2012 marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book
I WANT MORE OF RAFE. MORE RAFE please~ Just him. I don't want to ruin the perfect couple JayxViolet so Find Rafe a partner or better yet make a book with Rafe's point of view. Then him falling in love. yeah that'll be so much better.

RELATIONSHIP. It has always been the focus of this series even if I wanted this to be more of a crime fictional story it always ends up there.

I was really expecting so much of this last intallment but was disappointed after reading it. The epilogue didn't even
Jul 21, 2012 rated it liked it
ahahaha remember when we thought The Last Echo would be the last book because of the title.
The title.
dead silence...

[Update May 12, 2014]
Does this mean we're getting a spin-off series? Cause we were left hanging a little bit.
Feb 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Dead Silence is the latest installment in the Body Finder series and my favorite book since the first one. Violet has been trying to deal with the aftermath of the kidnapping and what she had to do to survive. She is haunted by an ever-present music-box tune that she hears in her head. The imprint that she can't escape from. Still, she goes on and tries to find normal in her life, but when two new students show up at White River high school, Violet is constantly reminded that she is dif
Apr 20, 2013 rated it liked it
2.5 stars - Spoilers

Meh, not bad. I sort of enjoyed Dead Silence but I was also bored and annoyed by it — particularly the plot, the heroine, the love triangle and the repetitiveness. The writing, secondary characters and pacing were decent enough.

The storyline wasn't gripping. It was the same old, same old:

1. Violet finds a dead body or two using her powers (she can sense 'Echoes' — every murderer and murdered person has their own unique smell, sound or visual echo).
2. Violet then gets emotiona
Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
The books in this series have been pretty formulaic. Each contains Violet's struggles with her power, with a main murder mystery plot; they've been good, but after awhile they do get generic. That hasn't stopped me from reading them, however.

The murder subplot has been the weakest part in all of these books, and it is no different here. If anything, it's worse. The mystery is weak, the author can barely make the connection to Violet's life, and it feels more and more of a suspension of disbelief
Beth  (YA Books Central)
WOW..Kimberly Derting can definitely wield an amazing story. Sometimes when you read sequels..they fall short of the first book..THIS IS NOT THE CASE!!! Each of Kimberly's Body Finder book are equally amazing!! Needless to say I was hoping and praying I received this ARC because I have been obsessed with this series from DAY ONE!!

Violet is one of my all-time favorite characters. She faces death on a daily basis and is still so strong and determined. She wants to use her "gift" to help others eve
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the previous books to the Body Finder series so I'm pretty certain I'm gonna love this one.
Am I the only one who's kinda hoping Violet and Rafe get together? I mean, don't get me wrong. I LOVE Violet and Jay together - their chemistry is pretty amazing - and sometimes Rafe annoys the hell out of me but I think they'd be good together. Obviously, Violet's softening Rafe so that's good. If they don't get together that's okay -it's not gonna be a big heartbreak. Rafe still seems
Jun 18, 2012 marked it as to-read
31/1/13 Update:
It's 2013! Few more Weeeeeks! It's just days after my birthday! Coooool!

26/12/12 Update:
News Flash!
There's a cover and a plot! Great. I just need to remember the first three books then to connect the dots (plots). :))

*The Plot Unknown.
*No Cover
*Release date? 2013, FREAKING 2013

Argh, This drives me crazy.
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Am I the only one who cant wait till April 16 ? OH GOSH ! words can not express on how much I LOVE THIS BOOK <3 and I was devastated when I finished reading The Last Echo, I was SO happy to find out that there Is another one!!! WOOP WOOP <3
Feb 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
its always been one of my favourite series and i am soooo sad that its now ended. I love reading about these characters so reading this was bittersweet.

Each time round, we get a cool mystery and this time round its about a family that has been brutally slaughtered. This made me think of loads of horror films that i have seen and i love how great Kimberly Derting is at creating creepy atmospheres. The murders gave me the chills and and i really enjoyed reading about the mystery.

Jay is the love o
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, own-read
I have yet to let it sink in that this is the last of the series *sobs*
I get to be part of the blog tour, so full review and blog stop will be up April 3!

**********updated review***************
It’s finally senior year for Violet, and the last thing she’s thinking about is school. The recent event of her kidnapping resulted in Violet developing her own imprint that haunts her every minute. And it’s sure not helping her mental health when a fellow classmate and friend is being accused of murder.
May 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
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 ...more
Sep 27, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a good ending to the series. Although, I will agree with others that the ending was left open. So hopefully the author plans to write more at some time. It was nice that Violet got to read her grandma's journals. She got to see how it was for her and her gift. Thankfully Violet has found a man that will accept her and her gift. I'm glad that it was Jay. I really liked him. He was always there for her when she was in trouble. ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Only downfall of this series is how quickly the books wrap themselves up. Once they know the killer it's boom, bam, done.. Also, I'm mad because I want to read book #5 and figure out the secret darnit! ...more

Cristina Buzoianu
This was a nice conclusion to the series! I recommend it to everyone!
Kendall Gardner
Apr 12, 2012 marked it as to-read
IS THIS GONNA BE THE LAST BOOK!!?!?!?!?? I DON'T WANT IT TO END! Just finished The Last Echo, AMAZING! Can't wait for this book to come out! ...more
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars.

This is the fourth and final book in the series and even though I really enjoyed aspects of it - the story seemed very recycled from the first 3 books (V finds a body. V tries to track down the killer. V does really stupid things that puts her life and the lives of others around her at risk. V promises not to keep secrets from Jay. V keep secrets from Jay).

Also, as a final book in the series there was just not enough closure. I have read an article with the author wher
Reading Teen
Another fantastic book in The Body Finder series! This series rocks! I never seem to tire of them.

At a Glance:

Kimberly Derting's The Body Finder Series has been, and continues to be, one of the most entertaining series I've ever read. Just like in the books before this, Dead Silence is thrilling, suspenseful, nerve-racking, and, quite-frankly, disturbing. But in the best possible way.


I do like the covers. I'm not sure that they really tell what the story is about, but they are pretty and
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
I really don't want to be writing this review! I've been a colossal supporter/advocate of The Body Finder series, and I absolutely adore Derting to death. That being said, I have to be honest and share my candid thoughts in my reviews. Dead Silence felt like a repeat of the other three books in the series. The same sort of psycho, the same love dilemmas, and it was the same meek, confused Violet- only this time even more infuriating, if possible.

It wasn't really that Dead Silence was much worse
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
From the beginning to the second half of the book, I was pretty sure that I didn't like the book. It was very slow, boring and especially because Violet's attention were too focused on Rafe than Jay. Even though she kept saying in the end that Jay was the only one for her, the one she kept thinking about was Rafe or how different Rafe was from others, how secretive Rafe was, how Rafe kept things to himself, how Rafe had a soft side that only she went on, but in the end, she'd say, "It ...more
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Spoiler free for the full series.
In this series Kimberly Derting has created something very different. Violet has a very unique ability and through the books it has come in very handy while still putting her in intense danger. There have been some twists and turns along the way as she learns more about it and things in her life change. But one thing there always is is a killer. And Kimberly Derting has cleverly inserted his/her POV in interspersed chapters throughout the novel. This not only giv
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Originally posted to The Society's Bookshelf

OH MY GAH! This series is tearing me apart. In case you haven't noticed from other reviews, I have cover issues. I know, I know- the whole "don't judge a book by it's cover" deal. But there are SO many books that I want to read, and I really count on the cover to pull me in. Long story short, I'm a very late reader to this series. I read the Body Finder about two months ago, and breezed through all 4 books within a week and a half.

First, I love that so
May 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, romance, paranormal
To be honest, I’m kind of hard to decide how many stars I will give to this book. I feel the plot become repetitive to previous books. But it also has different things from its prequel that I liked.

I liked the description of the murdered, it was gruesome but it isn't as creepy as The Last Echo , which I think is the creepiest among the series so far. I also found the bad guys' names already revealed in half of the story while in first three books a little bit before the end of the story. It did
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 4 in the body finder series.
Violet is now coming to terms with her own imprint, and it hasn’t been easy. The dead still want to be found though, and this time Violet finds a family of 3 all murdered. But where is the missing member of the family? And why does one of them not have an echo?
Who killed the family and why? Why doesn’t one of them have an echo? And can Violet learn to live with her own imprint?

This was a bit of an odd end to the series,
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First let me say that I write this review with tears in my eyes because I so did not want this series to end. I really enjoyed this series from the very beginning and I could not put the books down when I bought them. Causing me to stay up way past my bed time and be grumpy in the morning when I went to work. Kim has done a FABULOUS job with this series and I need more series from her.

Violet what can I say about my girl Violet..... Lord she has coma a long way and she never ceases to amaze me wh
Zoe and the Edge
Jay -“You do it, when you think no one’s listening. Thing is, I always listen, Vi.”

Jay remains sweet but boring (he does kick someone's ass though!). Rafe remains dark and haunting. I have always preferred Rafe but because it's obvious that Violet will end up with Jay I deliberately categorise Rafe and Violet's chemistry as “supernatural going-ons”. If I didn't, I wouldn't be able to read this book. This is how I cope.
But then Rafe had to go and DO SOMETHING that made me fall completely in
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Young Adult; Fantasy
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Triangle.
Cliff Hanger: nope.
Rating: 3 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 6
Characters: 6
World Building: 7
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: 8
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 7

In Dept

Best Part:
The series is finished.
Worst Part: ehh... no comment.
Thoughts Had: Boreddddd; Yawn...; who give a crap for reals.


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: eh.

Short Review: Well it's over. I hate this MC like no other for sure. I just can
I rushed through this one because I was on a tight schedule, but I found it easy to read, even if it wasn't as interesting as the previous three. I haven't seen a character as confused as Violet in a long while. She can't ever seem to make up her mind. And, what I hate more than anything else, is uncertainty in a character. The protagonist must believe in something and stick to it. I can't relate to a character who's too mercurial.

Besides that, the plot was interesting enough. It was even a li
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Kimberly is the author of the award-winning THE BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE, and THE TAKING trilogies. She is also the co-author of the popular "Loves Science" picture book series, featuring our favorite science-loving superstars Cece, Libby, and Vivi!

Her books have been translated into 15 languages, and both THE BODY FINDER and THE PLEDGE were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selections.


Other books in the series

The Body Finder (4 books)
  • The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1)
  • Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder, #2)
  • The Last Echo (The Body Finder, #3)

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