Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com
Every time I start reading a book in the BODY OF EVIDENCE series, I'm immediately reminded of how much I enjoy the actual mysteries that abound in these stories. Sure, I love the characters, especially Jenna Blake, but the interesting story lines are what keep this series fresh, fun, exciting, and interesting.
After the last case that Jenna worked on in the Somerset Medical Examiner's office (SOUL SURVIVOR), she decided she'd had enough. She quit her job as a deiner for the M.E., even though she had become friends with both Dr. Slikowski and Al Dyson. She's spending more time with her best friends, Yoshiko and Hunter, and she's finally becoming an actual girlfriend to Damon. She hasn't done much looking back or wavering about quitting her job--well, maybe a little--since she made her decision, until two things change her mind: 1) during a frat party at DTD, a freshman drops dead at her feet and even her CPR attempts fail to revive him, and 2) Jenna sees with her own two eyes what appears to be someone bringing a dead person back to life--as a zombie.
Jenna knows that, scientifically, there is no room allowed for zombies or people who come back from the dead. But when a body comes alive and starts screaming during its autopsy, all of her previous beliefs fly out the window. Suddenly, Jenna is thrust into yet another mystery, this one of mind-bending proportions. Why are seemingly dead people coming back to life to commit crimes? How can a person be declared dead only to come back to life on a steel slab? Why are these "zombies" acting as if their brain power is gone, doing only violent, evil things instead of the normal, sane things they did before their "deaths"?
And when this time it's Dyson who gets a little too close to danger, Jenna and Slick must work together to put an end to this zombie business--before someone else ends up being one of the undead.
Once again, I read this installment in the life and times of Jenna in one sitting. Although I stayed up past midnight to do it (thanks, Mr. Golden!) I wasn't disappointed in the least. And, as always, I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
My son read this and he enjoyed it.