Cry Blue Murder

Cry Blue Murder Will anyone hear you cry Celia and Alice share everything their secrets hopes and the increasing horror that a killer is on the loose and abducting schoolgirls just like them Three bodies have been f

  • Title: Cry Blue Murder
  • Author: Kim Kane Marion Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780702239267
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Will anyone hear you cry Celia and Alice share everything their secrets, hopes and the increasing horror that a killer is on the loose and abducting schoolgirls just like them Three bodies have been found, each shrouded in hand woven fabric From within the depths of a police investigation, clues are starting to emerge But as Alice and Celia discover the truth, dangerWill anyone hear you cry Celia and Alice share everything their secrets, hopes and the increasing horror that a killer is on the loose and abducting schoolgirls just like them Three bodies have been found, each shrouded in hand woven fabric From within the depths of a police investigation, clues are starting to emerge But as Alice and Celia discover the truth, danger is closer than anyone knows Who can you trust at a time like this A contemporary fable about loyalty and betrayal from two exciting new voices in Australian young adult fiction.

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    1. See more reviews at YA Midnight ReadsSuspenseful and somewhat eerie, Kim Kane and Marion Roberts' Cry Blue Murder was a uniquely told mystery thriller that follows two girls who bond a close friendship through a disappearance of a girl. I was immediately captivated by the synopsis and how creepy it sounded--a killer on the loose abducting school girls? Sounds pretty darn amazing, especially for the mystery lover that I am.Cry Blue Murder was told completely by emails, documents, newspaper articl [...]

    2. Despite a genuinely creepy and intriguing premise, I found the execution of Cry Blue Murder somewhat wanting. The story opens with the abduction of Hallie Knight, a school girl from Melbourne’s south-east suburbs, and the subsequent investigation into a possible link with two previous murders. Someone - dubbed the Cocoon Killer - is kidnapping girls in their early teens, poisoning them and leaving their naked bodies wrapped in shrouds of handwoven fabric and hair. Rocked by the tragedies, and [...]

    3. Cry Blue Murder by Kim Kane and Marion Roberts is set in Melbourne and revolves around the disappearances of teenage girls. Celia and Alice start emailing each other after fifteen year old Hallie Knight goes missing and they both post on her online memorial page. They often feel they can’t talk to anyone else about the missing girls and confide in each other.Cry Blue Murder is a unique YA book, written entirely in email format, with the addition of documents such as missing persons reports, po [...]

    4. Four girls walk, arms linked, a paper chain,and in their wake a siren screams:cry blue murder*I received this novel through the First Reads program*After finishing: W-W-WHAT?!! - NOW THAT WAS A TWIST I DIDN'T SEE COMING.***Review***Cry Blue Murder by Kim Kane is a YA psychological thriller that definitely lives up to its eerie title. The novel in itself is a relatively short, quick read but with a story line that is fast-paced and enough to keep the reader guessing as more clues emerge about th [...]

    5. Missing teenage girls, suspense, chat room grooming & police investigations. Someone in Melbourne is abducting private school girls, poisoning them and leaving their naked bodies wrapped in hand woven fabric and hair. Cry Blue Murder is a YA mystery that is sure to captivate young teenage girls.Kim Kane & Marion Roberts begin their story with a list of witnesses at a trial and a poster of missing school girl, Hallie Knight. The entire narrative is told through a series of documents. Reco [...]

    6. This book, in my opinion, was absolutely amazing. Although it does have a relatively slow-moving beginning that is definitely not for everyone, about halfway through the short novel you'll find yourself unable to put it down.The first few pages explains the absence of Hallie, who is believe to have been abducted while walking to a certain spot at 5:30 in the morning, where she is picked up by her friend and that friend's mother. What scared me most about this book is how much I could relate! I w [...]

    7. I was intrigued to learn that this was a collaborative work, but once I got into it, I understood why. The voices of the two girls are so authentic and the exchange so honest and touching. I won't give away too much but I loved the little red herrings that had you guessing. And when you reach the end you want to look back and second guess everything all over again!Gripping, beautiful, HAUNTING. A stunning book from UQP.

    8. Several reviews on this page have given thorough critiques of this excellent YA mystery novel, set in Melbourne, Australia. I agree with what the reviewers said and don’t wish to go over old ground. Rather, I’d like to say why I think Cry Blue Murder is very clever, due to the structure which underlies the narrative.A key element of this book is its authenticity. I grew up in the suburbs of inner eastern Melbourne where this story is set, and I went to a school very similar to Ashbourne or B [...]

    9. Rating: 3.5Cry Blue Murder is unique and compelling murder mystery told through the emails of two teenagers who become friends online following the disappearance of a young girl. The unusual format, which includes police interviews and witness statements, heightened both the mystery and creeping dread I felt as the story unfolded.The format worked very well, especially towards the end, making the book fast-paced and easy to read. Alice and Celia were interesting narrators and I enjoyed learning [...]

    10. I did not like this book. I waited a little bit before writing this review because when I started composing in my head all I had was "WTF! That was so not a psychological thriller %^^*^*$^!!!" Anyway, it was bordering on mean, so I waited. I wanted a psychological thriller. I wanted suspense, mystery, baited breath frankly, I wanted some type of emotional (and ideally visceral) reaction. Instead, I could care less about any of the characters of this book, and there was zero suspense or thrills o [...]

    11. Cry Blue Murder Book ReviewCry Blue Murder by Kim Kane and Marion Roberts is a great book. It is written in a very interesting style because almost the whole book is the emails of two teenage girl. This story is about the mysterious disappearances of school girls in Melbourne, Australia. Alice and Celia, the two main characters of this story end up finding each other when yet another girl goes missing, they have never seen each other but connect and chat through email. As the investigation for t [...]

    12. I have found Cry Blue murder just so intriguing! You will just want to keep reading on! Its about two girls emailing each other over a disappearance of another girl who turns out to be murdered. But once they get to know each other something horrible goes wrong. This book has been my favourite book yet. Its engaging, mysterious and could be in real life! I would highly recommend reading Cry Blue Murder if you want a relaxed book to read.

    13. I really really don't want to write a lot because I'm afraid I'll give something away!JUST ONE THING. The best thing about this book is the unique way the story is told. I mean, I'm pretty sure everyone's raving about it(and if they're not, well, they should). But anyhow - emails, newspaper articles, statements, police interviews, reports - that's literally the way the story unfolds. IT'S FREAKIN' EPIC.That is all.

    14. This is the first book that has ever had me tearing my hair out in frustration at the inablity to warn a character of what's just around the corner (without going down the spoiler path, the last couple of chapters almost killed me!). As the parent of a teenage girl, this book made me even more aware of how scared I am of something happening to her. As a bookseller, I can't wait to share this with girls who want "real world" drama rather than paranormal fiction. What a fantastic book!

    15. Cry blue murder was not a book I would normally read but just a few pages in and I was hooked. It addresses so much of what life is like these days and what the true dangers are of this technological world. It's twists and turns had me guessing the whole way through and when it was over I could only think. It's honestly that easy.Simply a must read for everyone. My sister and mother both read it and we will be recommending it to everyone!!

    16. A fascinating suspenseful thriller that highlights the dangers of social media. This novel would be great to use as a cautionary tale to educate young people to be savvy about their online presence and security settings. It's well written, engaging and enough plot interest to keep this from being a 'told you so' type of book.

    17. All I'm left feeling at the end of this is confused. I don't know who the killer is, and I no longer care. With email exchanges, police statements and news repots, this is a sterile read. So much information is unnecessary. The way the book ended (or failed to end) leaves me wondering if a sequel is in the works.

    18. I read this book in one day, and was completely blown away by the ending. A great thriller, and an added bonus that it is based in Melbourne. Warning: not for readers who don't like to be left hanging

    19. This book gave me nightmares. It's quite creepy, a mix of Facebook, posters, police reports, emails, witness statements which all reveal the story behind the murder of teenage girls. Great cover too.

    20. This was amazing it made me feel like it was real and the ending was just so shocking it says a lot about different dangers in the world.

    21. When I first read Cry Blue Murder, I read it in two sittings, separated by a few weeks, back in 2013. I read 90% of it between workshops at a school library on the Sunshine Coast, but then I had to go home! So that was tragic. But terrifically suspenseful. You should try reading books like this. It's like having to wait a week between episodes of a TV show, which is a totally different experience to binge-watching a whole series on Netflix. I read the last bit when I was at another school, in an [...]

    22. I really enjoyed this thriller/mystery novel. I decided to read it because the word of mouth reviews from my students were all very positive. Kane and Roberts use lots of interesting devices to keep interest high including police interview transcripts; newspaper reports and of course the email relationship between Celia and Alice. Hallie Knight is missing and Celia and Alice are connnected by their concern about her whereabouts and fate. Celia goes to a school in Hallie's neighbourhood and Alice [...]

    23. Cry Blue Murder is a short mystery/thriller novel, written by Kim Kane and Marion Roberts, that involves a couple of schoolgirls, police, several murders and a serial killer.I personally loved this book for so many reasons! I found it compelling, intriguing, chilling and beautifully macabre. The plot was, although predictable, excellently thought out and satisfying in the end. This story starts off with two ordinary schoolgirls, Celia and Alice, e-mailing each other about the recent abduction of [...]

    24. Just finished this book and I just just loved it It's weird writing style through emails almost turned me off the book but now I'm going to recommend it to everyone! It's creepy and suspenseful but AMAZING *********SPOILERS*************I am mind blown by the end of this book I honestly didn't see that coming. I though I was smart and thought that i was either Alice or Celia dad that was the killer. I thought it was going to be a cheesy ending where the two girls lived happy ever after but boy wa [...]

    25. There was something about the book cover that I liked, and I still have no idea what it was. Maybe it was the word murder on the front that got my gory-thriller-horror loving side's attention. I expected to like it but in the end, I finished it within 6 hours and despite feeling creeped out, I loved it.What scares me in this book is how realistic and relevant it is to our society right now and I am sure there are so many parents who would feel this fear even more than I, who is not even a parent [...]

    26. I got this book through first reads and was extremely excited to read it. I don't regret it at all!Cry Blue Murder is one of those strangely intriguing books that you'd finish in just a one day if you didn't have to sleep, work and eat And even so, I barely slept until I was finished.I loved the unique style of writing that the authors used to tell this story. Some people find email correspondence inadequate, but I don't think that there was a better way to bring this book to life.I was constant [...]

    27. I read this book in about 24 hours cause it was very suspenseful and it was quite hard to put down! To be honest I wasn't expecting it to be as graphic as it was! There was one particular moment where I was like "this is for teenagers!" And other moments where I thought the complete opposite! The thing I didn't particularly like about this book was that it didn't end fantasticallywhen I say that I mean that I am generally someone who does like an open ending although with this it was just a litt [...]

    28. This was such a mind blowing book ,look I'm not going to spoil the story for those eager to read this but what I can say is that the book had an unexpected ending which made the reader want to know more ,the book was about suspense created when three young school girls are abducted and then after a period of time they are found in the most brutal conditions,luckily alive or unfortunately dead.Drugged with cyanide and bruised,the abductor/murderer works in a patterns an interesting book!!

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