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Praise for The Body Finder Series


The Body Finder

"Derting's first novel demonstrates unusual skill in weaving together contemporary teenage preoccupations with its paranormal plot twist.. sections from the perspective of the killer add a creepy, page-turning quality. A strong debut from a promising author."
   —Publishers Weekly

"First-time novelist Derting has written a suspenseful mystery and sensual love story that will captivate readers who enjoy authentic high-school setting, 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."

"This creative mystery has it all...the heart of a romance novel wrapped up in pages that almost crackle with the electricity of suspense."
   —Justine Magazine

"The explicit and unsettlingly candid tone of the killer reminds one of Robert Cormier's Tenderness (Delacorte, 1997), while several twists and turns keep the pages flipping. Older readers will quickly find themselves pulled into Derting's neighborhood."

"I have to give Kimberly Derting the highest praise for writing a story that never, ever patronizes its intended readers...her story is scary, sexy, emotional, and downright riveting at all times; she never 'writes down' to the teen or young adult who will pick up the book."
   —Teens Read Too, Gold Star Award

"a refreshing take on paranormal romance... The point of view switch between Violet and the killer is interesting, upping the creepy factor."
   —Romantic Times

"In her debut work, Derting manages to pack a haunting mystery full of plenty of red herrings and creepy encounters, seamlessly interweaving the classic whodunit story with a steamy romance."

"It's so easy to identify with the characters and get wrapped up in the action. The romance is poignant but the suspense makes this a page-turner. I couldn't put the book down!"
   —Story Circle Reviews (read the full review)

"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."
   —Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, and Fragile Eternity

"You'll be drawn in by the love story—and kept up all night by the suspense."
   —Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of STARGAZER

Desires of the Dead

"Derting (Desires of the Dead, 2011) gives texture to Charlie's future society, hinting at a not-so distant past when cities had names and people wanted democracy but became corrupt and turned to an all powerful Queen. Danger, dread, mystery, and romance are a potent combination for those that enjoy their dystopian-light fiction action packed."

"A perfect boyfriend and a suspenseful plot will keep teens turning pages."

"...just as suspenseful and gripping as its predecessor...readers will hold their breath as Violet traipses around deserted shipyards and dark woods looking for the bodies that call to her."
   —School Library Journal

"Interweaving suspense, steamy romance, supernatural elements, and themes of jealousy, anger, and other deadly sins, this fast-paced, compelling read features a multifaceted protagonist and intriguing supporting characters. Wholly absorbing, this will leave readers hoping for future titles about talented Violet."
   —ALA Booklist

"...exceptional sequel...you won't want to miss."
   —Miss Literati

"...stands out in the sea of supernatural fiction... Imaginative, convincing and successful suspense."
   —Kirkus (read the full review)

The Last Echo

Night Owl Reviews Top pick

"As always, this author writes a gripping tale...With another sequel set up, this intriguing series continues to provide great entertainment for suspense fans."
   —Kirkus (read the full review)

"Derting unflinchingly explores the twisted minds of sadistic killers. It's a combination that keeps her readers clamoring for more."

"The suspenseful ending will have readers tucking under blankets and imagining horror-movie scenarios. Tell them not to read this one right before bed."
   —School Library Journal

"Derting is a masterful writer, expertly ratcheting up the suspense and creepy quota."
   —RT Book Reviews (read the full review)

"Violet's character is extremely well developed, with the supporting cast also consisting of believable teenagers dealing with their own issues... Fans of Derting will appreciate this third volume."

Dead Silence

"With likable characters, CSI-like crimes, and authentic high-school dialogue and drama, this series will continue to draw readers."

"If you're in the mood for some psychological thrillers, evil masterminds, strong heroines and hot heroes, then I'd definitely pick up the Body Finder series."
   —USA Today (read the full review)

"Another compelling suspense tale with entirely believable adolescent characters who work together to prevent and solve crimes. BFFs, love interests, interfering parents all converge to make this story a great read."

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