The Murder Notebooks by Anne Cassidy
Dead Time

33%

14 Critic Reviews

For murder-mystery fans, there is enough suspense to keep the pages turning, but this story is not likely to convert teens to the genre.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

When Rose was 12, her mother and stepfather went out for dinner and never came back. Now 17, she lives with her grandmother and goes to school in London. She's always wondered about her stepbrother, Joshua, who she only lived with briefly and who was also relocated after their parents' disappearance. When Rose and Joshua meet again, they find they have much in common, including a desire to uncover the mystery surrounding their parents' disappearance . . . and a mutual passion for each other. But what they discover as they begin searching is that a much larger conspiracy--The Butterfly Project--is underway, one that puts both their lives in danger.
 

About Anne Cassidy

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Anne Cassidy is the author of Dead Time, book one in the Murder Notebooks series and Looking for J.J. An acclaimed author in the United Kingdom best know for hard-hitting teen novels based on "ripped from the headlines" stories, Anne worked as a teacher for nineteen years before becoming a writer.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Walker Childrens. 368 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Children's Books. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Murder Notebooks
All: 14 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 11

Kirkus

Below average
Apr 01 2012

For murder-mystery fans, there is enough suspense to keep the pages turning, but this story is not likely to convert teens to the genre.

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The Bookbag

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Reviewed by Jill Murphy

Dead Time is dark, absorbing and explores contemporary issues.

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Shades of Sentience

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Reviewed by Katharine Stubbs on Jul 10 2012

It’s clear this book is part of a series, and I would have liked to see more questions answered – and then leading on to a second, rather than simply being avoided.

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All the Books I Can Read

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Jul 04 2012

Despite my issues with some of the plot and the weak establishing of relationships, I did find the ending quite interesting...

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Readings

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Reviewed by Miranda Stewart on Aug 15 2012

After navigating the waters of British cultural references, this is a fantastic story.

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Book'd Out

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Reviewed by Shellyrae on Jun 09 2012

While I thought the plot of Dead Time strong and intriguing, I am not very fond of Rose and it impacted on my enjoyment of the novel.

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Book Angel Booktopia

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Reviewed by Emma on Jul 26 2012

I have to be honest and say when I first started reading this book I wasn’t really sure if I was going to enjoy it; but I was pleasantly surprised.

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Chronicles of a Book Evangelist

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Reviewed by Michelle on May 16 2012

I had a lot of different problems with it -- a few were a matter of taste, some are writing-style, others are problems with plot...suffice it to say they are many and varied.

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Blook Girl

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Reviewed by Katie Tuccelli on Jul 10 2012

Overall, I just wasn't impressed with any one thing within Dead Time.

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What Sarah Reads Blog

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Reviewed by Sarah on Jun 05 2012

Not being a fan of crime fiction, I was inordinately surprised to find this a pacy, thrilling read... It’s not entirely believable, however.

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Readaraptor

Good
Reviewed by Raimy on May 09 2012

Dead Time is a brilliant addition to Anne Cassidy’s collection and one that I think should be added to everyones shelf!

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Tales of the Inner Book Fantatic

Good
Reviewed by Erin on Jul 22 2012

Overall, I would highly recommend DEAD TIME for all you mystery and thriller lovers out there. With lot's of questions that are eventually answered along the way, and with many surprising twists added into the mix, readers will definitely enjoy reading this book!

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Sometimes a Foggy Nation

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Reviewed by Joe on Jul 09 2012

A good read, then, but falling a little short of the lofty peaks scaled by Cassidy's very best work.

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Books 4 Teens

Good
Reviewed by Jesse Owen

Overall, Dead Time is a fantastic start to a brand new series, fast paced, full of action and an intricate plot that will keep you guessing and going...

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