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Desires of the Dead

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ISBN13: 9780061779848
ISBN10: 0061779849
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The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.

Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.

As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.

Review:

"First-time novelist Derting has written a suspenseful mystery and sensual love story that will captivate readers who enjoy authentic high — school settings, snappy dialogue, sweet romance, and heart — stopping drama. A real page — turner, this will have readers checking behind themselves and refusing to go anywhere alone." Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Stargazer

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Praise for The Body Finder:"The romance and the mystery in The Body Finder were so intense that I didn't know whether to hold my breath or scream. I did know I wouldn't be getting anything done until I read the whole book." G

Synopsis:

Winner of the Breakthrough Novel Award Contest--Jill Baguchinsky's quirky, creepy debut

Violet doesn't remember much about her late mother, but she is certain of one thing: she too can see ghosts and communicate with the dead. But when Violet discovers paranormal activity in the girls' locker room, she finds herself ill-equipped for handling the school's ghostly echoes. Through Violet's own investigation and with the help of some unlikely allies, Violet discovers there is a lot she doesn't know about her special skill--and more still that can stand in the way of its power. With sharp wit and determination, Violet sets out to uncover the truth behind her school's haunting, to finish the investigation that led to her mother's sudden death, and to learn why the only ghost she has ever wanted to see is the one that has eluded her forever.

About the Author

Kimberly Derting lives in western Washington with her husband and three children. The Body Finder is her first novel.

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KaelebsMomma, May 8, 2011 (view all comments by KaelebsMomma)
In “Desires of the Dead” by Kimberly Derting, Violet Ambrose is drawn to the echoes of the dead, who long to be noticed and put to rest properly. This specific echo is that of a young boy which draws attention to Violet in a big way and threatens her secretive gift and way of life.

Bravo to Kimberly Derting for creating a sequel that is just as intriguing and suspenseful as the original. The storyline progresses in such a way that one will follow along easily and quickly become engrossed in the book. Kimberly Derting is a prolific writer and I expect much more success in her future.

This book is intended for the Young Adult audience or anyone who appreciates a good YA work of fiction. Those who are equally interested in paranormal and mystery thrillers, as well as romantic fiction will enjoy this book and its intricate combination of each.

It’s my opinion that this series is a must read for everyone. There is so much variety that I’m certain no one will be left disappointed. One of my favorite things about this storyline is actually the echoes and imprints that only Violet can detect. You’ll be surprised that many have been experienced in your own life.

For anyone who may have missed “The Body Finder”, I recommend that you pick it up now and start the adventure that will have you coming back for more. I anxiously await the next story of Violet’s life and what changes and experiences lay ahead for her.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061779848
Author:
Derting, Kimberly
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
Baguchinsky, Jill
Author:
Derti
Author:
ng, Kimberly
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Law & Crime
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 368 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061779848 Reviews:
"Review" by , "First-time novelist Derting has written a suspenseful mystery and sensual love story that will captivate readers who enjoy authentic high — school settings, snappy dialogue, sweet romance, and heart — stopping drama. A real page — turner, this will have readers checking behind themselves and refusing to go anywhere alone."
"Review" by , Praise for The Body Finder:"The romance and the mystery in The Body Finder were so intense that I didn't know whether to hold my breath or scream. I did know I wouldn't be getting anything done until I read the whole book."
"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of the Breakthrough Novel Award Contest--Jill Baguchinsky's quirky, creepy debut

Violet doesn't remember much about her late mother, but she is certain of one thing: she too can see ghosts and communicate with the dead. But when Violet discovers paranormal activity in the girls' locker room, she finds herself ill-equipped for handling the school's ghostly echoes. Through Violet's own investigation and with the help of some unlikely allies, Violet discovers there is a lot she doesn't know about her special skill--and more still that can stand in the way of its power. With sharp wit and determination, Violet sets out to uncover the truth behind her school's haunting, to finish the investigation that led to her mother's sudden death, and to learn why the only ghost she has ever wanted to see is the one that has eluded her forever.

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