Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel | Black Inc.

Charlie, Presumed Dead

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About the author

Anne Heltzel

Anne Heltzel was born in Ohio, attended the University of Notre Dame, and earned her MFA from The New School. She is currently an editor at a New York City publishing house, and is the author of Circle Nine and The Ruining (published …

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Praise for Charlie, Presumed Dead

‘So twisty and devious I couldn’t stop turning the pages.’ —Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner’s Curse


‘A creepy, thrilling, tangled web of a book. I couldn’t put it down. 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. This dark and twisty thrill ride kept me up late and kept me guessing.’ —Fiona Paul, author of the Eternal Rose trilogy

Teachers' Resources


Identity; Deception; Relationships; Revenge; Friendship

Reading age

Grades 9-12


A thrilling story that shows how impulsivity and even the most innocent choices can change a person's life forever, and that friendship can come from the most unlikely scanerios.


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