Desires of the Dead: A Body Finder Novel (Hardcover)

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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 the Author

Kimberly Derting is the author of The Body Finder, Desires of the Dead, and The Last Echo, which are as much coming-of-age romances as they are paranormal thrillers, as well as the dystopic fantasy The Pledge. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather is ideal for writing anything dark and creepy. Her three beautiful (and often mouthy) children serve as an endless source of inspiration and frequently find things they say buried in the pages of their mother s books. You can visit her online at

Praise For…

“[T]his absorbing suspense tale … stands out in the sea of supernatural fiction.”
-Kirkus Reviews

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.”
-Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely

“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 the Evernight series about The Body Finder

“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.”
-Booklist about The Body Finder

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061779848
ISBN-10: 0061779849
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: March 2011
Pages: 368
Language: English