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Kimberly Derting


Kimberly Derting

Kimberly Derting is the author of the Body Finder series, which includes THE BODY FINDER, DESIRES OF THE DEAD and THE LAST ECHO. She lives in Washington State.

Kimberly Derting

Books by Kimberly Derting

by Kimberly Derting - Children's 4-8, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Kyra hasn’t been the same since she returned from her mysterious six-year disappearance. Now, on the run from the NSA, Kyra is forced to hide out with others who, like her, have been Returned. Yet she is determined to find Tyler, the boy she loves who was also abducted...all because of her. When her group intercepts a message that Tyler might still be alive but is in the hands of a shadowy government organization that experiments on the Returned, Kyra knows it’s a risk to go after him. What if it’s a trap? And worse, what if the returned Tyler isn’t the same boy she lost?

by Kimberly Derting - Dystopian, Family, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Ever since Kyra was abducted by aliens and then returned to earth, she has known there was something different about her. Now she knows the truth: she is an alien too. Her alien captors replaced all her human DNA with their own --- gifting her with supernatural powers like incredible healing, enhanced eyesight and telekinesis. But when she’s captured by an unexpected enemy, Kyra begins to wonder if her abilities are also a curse. And is she, as her enemies believe, meant to play some key role in helping an impending alien invasion? Is it programmed into her, something inescapable? Or can she fight that destiny?

by Kimberly Derting - Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Kyra Agnew vanished five years ago. When she wakes up, everyone in her life has moved on, but Kyra's still the sixteen-year-old she was when she vanished. She discovers that others have been "taken" --- but Kyra is the first to have been returned after forty-eight hours. With a secret government agency after her, Kyra desperately tries to reclaim the life she once had...but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

by Kimberly Derting - Supernatural Thriller, Young Adult 14+
All her life Violet has grappled with her ability to sense the echoes of those who have been murdered and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Now that she has an imprint of her own, Violet's "gift" is intolerable. Torn between her desire to lead a normal life and the pressure from the Center to continue her work tracking down killers, Violet's world starts to unravel . . . and some of her most carefully guarded secrets are exposed. Then she discovers a gruesome murder scene unlike anything she's ever encountered, and she can't rest until she's silenced the echoes for good. As Violet sets out to find a vicious murderer and his band of devoted followers, she realizes that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.
by Kimberly Derting - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.

by Kimberly Derting - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural Thriller, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Violet’s ability to sense dead bodies is an asset to forensic psychologist Sara Priest, who enlists her to uncover a string of murders by a man known as “the girlfriend collector.” Now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new "relationship," and Violet may have caught his eye.

by Kimberly Derting - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

For as long as Tessa can remember, her country has been at war. When Gideon, a local boy, wins an award for courage, a strange chain of events is set in motion; soon, Tessa finds herself in enemy territory and stumbles upon a shocking secret. 

by Kimberly Derting - Fiction, Supernatural, Thriller

Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. But though she works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly draws the attention of both the FBI and someone else—someone dangerous.

by Kimberly Derting - Supernatural Thriller
Sixteen-year-old Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her unusual so-called gift. While her confusing feelings for her best friend are new, she has been able to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered—and the imprints that attach to their killers since she was a little girl. Violet has never considered her ability useful, but now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him. Fiercely protective of her, Jay agrees to help Violet search for the murderer. But even as she's falling in love, Violet is getting closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.