Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting

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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.

 

About Kimberly Derting

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Kimberly Derting is the author of The Pledge series and the Body Finder series. She lives in Washington State. Visit her at KimberlyDerting.com.
 
Published February 15, 2011 by HarperCollins. 384 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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In this absorbing suspense tale, 16-year-old Violet has a special ability: Dead bodies call out to her, demanding that she find them.

Feb 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Desires of the Dead

Examiner

This usually means that Violet finds half-eaten mice that a wild predator has gotten to, but sometimes, it means that Violet stumbles upon the bodies of people who have met violent ends.

Nov 28 2011 | Read Full Review of Desires of the Dead

Teen Reads

A trip to a mountain cabin with friends from school brings all the issues to a head, and soon Violet finds both another body and a new level of danger.

Feb 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Desires of the Dead

Open Book Society

Review brought to you be OBS staff member AngieI read this book in two sittings, and that was only because I started reading it after work and had to put it down to go to bed.

Feb 27 2011 | Read Full Review of Desires of the Dead

Dark Faerie Tales

After discovering another body, Violet tries to do the right thing and notify the authorities.

Jun 02 2011 | Read Full Review of Desires of the Dead

The Overflowing Library

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.

Mar 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Desires of the Dead

Flamingnet

I loved the first novel but I felt that Desires of the Dead was more focused and powerful with more emphasis on Violet’s powers than on the love story with Jay.

May 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Desires of the Dead

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