Violet has a special talent she shares with the women in her family -- she hears the "echoes" of the dead. She can tell when a murder has occurred nearby, and these echoes don't stop until the victim's body is properly laid to rest. Violet can also sense the special imprint that ending the life of another person leaves on the killer. Violet is becoming more and more attracted to her best friend Jay, and wonders how he feels about her and how to move their relationship out of the friend zone. When a serial killer targets Violet's small Washington town, and she (with Jay on her heels) realizes she might be able to stop him. Chasing the killer brings Jay and Violet together, but also makes her wonder. She knows Jay is protective of her, but does that mean he likes her as more than a friend?This book is a must-read for fans of romantic suspense. Violet is a great main character -- smart and strong-willed -- but watching her try to figure out if Jay likes her or not makes her seem like a real teenager -- unsure and vulnerable. The Northwestern setting is great and this book isn't the typical sanitized YA serial killer stuff -- it will appeal to fans of adult romantic suspense as well.