Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne HeltzelCharlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel

Charlie, Presumed Dead

byAnne Heltzel

Paperback | April 12, 2016

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Is the charming Charlie Price dead or isn't he? The two girlfriends he left behind travel the globe to find out . . ."Teen suspense fans will be satisfied with the Gone Girl -esque feeling of the work."&nbsp
-School Library Journal&nbsp
The evidence is there: a bloody jacket, a wrecked plane, even what looks like a suicide note. But is the dashing globetrotter Charlie Price really dead? His two mourning girlfriends, Lena and Aubrey-total strangers before Charlie's memorial service in Paris-form an uneasy alliance as they travel to India and Thailand to investigate. Told in three voices, this suspenseful, edgy, cross-continental YA thriller crescendos as the clues to Charlie's disappearance start to unfold. Could the daring duo's impulsive journey somehow be part of Charlie's diabolical plan?
Anne Heltzel  was born in Ohio and earned her MFA from the New School. She's written two other novels:  Circle Nine  and  The Ruining  (published under Anna Collomore). Anne is a book editor who lives in Brooklyn. Visit her website at . 
Title:Charlie, Presumed DeadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:April 12, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544668693

ISBN - 13:9780544668690


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Charlie, Presumed Dead I have to admit that Charlie, Presumed Dead is not typically the type of book I would read but I thought it might be a nice change of pace. The beginning of the book was interesting as Lena and Aubrey meet and start to put together the mystery of Charlie. As you keep reading different pieces of the puzzle start to fall into places you're approaching the end of the book and then it just ends. Honestly the ending of this book would have been okay if it was the start of a series but since it's a standalone novel all you're left with is a bunch of questions and little to no answers and cliffhangers that I guess will never be resolved.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Charlie, definitely a psycho. This is a story about two girls who use trust fund money to travel through Europe and Asia in search of answers about their recently deceased boyfriend who they don't actually think is dead. They argue for pretty much the first half of the book, which is pretty annoying. When the book ends there is no cliffhanger, there is just the book ending in such a poor way that leaves you with more questions than answers. Is there a sequel? Not that I would read it.
Date published: 2017-01-03

Editorial Reviews

If the perfect summer book makes your heart race and your pulse pound, we've got some page-turners for you." - Entertainment Weekly's 10 Great Thrillers for Your Beach Reading List "A trippy, globetrotting mysterious adventure, this is a twisty and fun read." - RT Book Reviews "Like Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone, the characters are not who they seem; like We Were Liars, the truth is masked by delusion." - BookPage "A compelling read, one that will provoke adventure-lust, a need to experience the strange, the fearful, and the unknown." - Boston Globe "A creepy, thrilling tangled web of book. I couldn't put it down. Anne Heltzel has written two bold, complicated young women as they embark on an adventure through Europe and Asia, unraveling the disappearance of their shared boyfriend, Charlie (presumed dead). Their mystery is everybody's mystery at some point, whether we like it or not: Who is this person I'm dating and what are they hiding?" -David Iserson, author of Firecracker "Buckle in tight. Charlie, Presumed Dead is a mystery wrapped in a puzzle strapped in a roller coaster. Full of compelling characters and exotic settings, this dark and twisty thrill ride kept me up late and kept me guessing." -Fiona Paul, author of the Eternal Rose trilogy "So twisty and devious that I couldn't stop turning the pages, Charlie Presumed Dead is also a story with heart. I was fascinated by the unfolding of an unlikely friendship between two very different young women who become a force to be reckoned with. I loved it." -Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner's Curse "An edgy thriller that keeps the guesses coming until the last word." -Kirkus "As the layers of each character's duplicity are carefully revealed, the unearthing of blackmail, revenge, red herrings, and more makes for a thrilling and immersive tale of manipulation as wily as Charlie himself." -Publishers Weekly "Travel descriptions and fast-paced writing sprinkled with intrigue and horror spin this story forward at an enjoyable pace. Teen suspense fans will be satisfied with the G one Girl- esque feeling of the work." -School Library Journal "Teens shouldn't come here looking for a happy ending or even justice delivered but for a creepy race toward a bone-wracking shudder." -Bulletin "