“A lonely teen must use her odd powers to track down a killer. . .Lexi and Jane’s tentative (and unusual) relationship is sweet. . .Berquist effectively tackles the destructive nature of grief and loneliness.”
“Horror meets mystery in this supernatural whodunit for lovers of mystery and suspense. . .A fun, fast-paced read for students looking for a thrill.”
“Gritty and high-concept, this cross-genre murder mystery has plenty of appeal for horror and crime fiction fans, and the beginnings of a star-crossed f/f romance add depth.”
"This is the first young adult paranormal book I’ve read that actually focuses on the chronic stresses that come from bullying and having a "gift" that hurts the user. Coping with clinical depression, PTSD, and the human need for physical contact are themes running throughout the book. ... Highly recommended for high school and public library collections."
"Missing, Presumed Dead is a compelling mystery with a dynamic determined heroine"
Awards & Accolades
Junior Library Guild selection
ALA Rainbow List selection