Dead Silence Blog Tour: Review, Playlist & Giveaway
We’re thrilled to be part of the Dead Silence blog tour, hosted by Candace’s Book Blog and CBB Promotions! This series has always delivered thrills, both romantic and terrifying, and we’re so sad to see the story come to an end. Make sure to check out all the fabulous stops on the Dead Silence tour here. Scroll down to check out our review and a Dead Silence playlist, then enter to win a copy!
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.
About the Author:
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.
You can visit her website at www.kimberlyderting.com.
It’s always bittersweet to end a beloved series, and reading Dead Silence, the finale to Kimberly Derting’s Body Finder series, I was definitely sad to know this was goodbye to the characters I’ve come to love. Violet, Jay, Chelsea and the rest of their friends are entering their senior year, and they have a couple new surprise students joining them. If you thought the romantic tension between Violet and Rafe was put to an end in The Last Echo, think again. As Violet uncovers as new string of murders, she works closely again with Rafe to uncover clues, much to Jay’s dismay.
Once again, we get alternating POV’s between Violet and the killer, and Derting proves she has an uncanny ability to dive into a total psycho’s mind and utterly creep us out with a completely authentic deranged voice. The killer in this book is as disturbed as the others Violet has faced, and from the events of the prologue, we know his exploits will hit very close to home. I was completely on edge every time we switched to the killer’s perspective, waiting for the events in his world to catch up to those in Violet’s.
Dead Silence is an amazing thriller on its own, but as a series ender it succeeds wonderfully in wrapping up the love triangle, giving Violet crucial information about the other gifted people she, Rafe, Gemma and Sara work with, and leaving Violet and her friends in a resolved, if forward moving place. I’m very satisfied with the ending, though a small part of me does hope to revisit this world and characters down the road. But for now I’m more than content with the story I’ve gotten from this wonderful series.
Dead Silence Playlist:
Falling by Haim
I give into the moment like I’m standing at the edge (I know)
That no one’s gonna turn me ’round
Just one more step, I could let go
Oh and in the middle,
I hear the voices and they’re calling for me now (I know)
And nothing’s gonna wake me now
Cause I’m a slave to the sound
When Violet hears or sees an echo, she sometimes gets sucked into the sensation, falling into it and following it before she remembers to call for help. In this installment, Violet makes another solo discovery, and it’s pretty disturbing.
Hurricane by MS MR
Welcome to the inner workings of my mind
so dark and foul I can’t disguise
nights like this
I become afraid
of the darkness in my heart
Violet feels a bit damaged after her run in with Caine in the last book, and she has her own neverending musical imprint to remind her of it. Nightmares and uneasiness plague her in this book, and she relies on Dr. Lee like never before to keep her calm.
Secret Love by Joan Jett
Society won’t let me be
The way I want it to
Hard to hide my secret love for you
Oh yeah don’t wanna secret love
Can’t keep a secret love
I wanna open love
Rafe still has feelings for Violet, but with Jay around, it’s hard to act on them. But it doesn’t stop him from making his feelings as obvious as can be.
Jealous Guy by John Lennon
I was feeling insecure you might not love me anymore.
I didn’t mean to hurt you.
I’m sorry that I made you cry.
Oh no, I didn’t mean to hurt you.
I’m just a jealous guy.
Jay tries to be understanding about Violet’s needs, and to support her as she works with Rafe to solve the murders, but as the secrets build between them, he has a harder time being cool with Violet and Rafe spending so much time together. When he finds out they ditched school together without telling anyone, it leads to a huge fight.
The Scientist by Coldplay
Come up to meet you
Tell you I’m sorry
You don’t know how lovely you are
I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart
Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh let’s go back to the start
Jay and Violet have a few secrets between them, and because so many of them involve Rafe, it drives a wedge into their relationship. Violet wants to clear the air and opt for honesty with Jay, hoping that can bring them back together.
The Ruler and the Killer by Kid Cudi
When I talk you should listen
All of you belong to me
Come on, we should get it going
Now what I want is specific
Respect what I have done for thee
The ruler and the killer baby
The killer in Dead Silence isn’t working alone; he has a ragtag group of lost boys and girls, and he’s their ruler. As long as they do everything he asks, no matter how violent the request, they’ll be safe with him.
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