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Download Book ✓ Dead to Me Æ 304 pages ↠ LA Confidential for the YA audience This alluring noir YA mystery with a Golden Age Hollywood backdrop will keep you guessing until the last pageDon't believe anything they sayThose were the last words that Annie spoke to Alice before turning her back on their family and vanishing wiNg runaway who is the sole witness to an unspeakable crime What this girl knows could shut down a criminal syndicate and put Annie's attacker behind bars if Alice can find her first And she isn't the only one lookingEvoking classic film noir debut novelist Mary McCoy brings the dangerous glamour of Hollywood's Golden Age to life where the most decadent parties can be the deadliest and no drive into the sunset can erase the crimes of past Classic noir think Chinatown or LA Confidential meets YA as good girl Alice tries to solve the mystery of how her wayward older sister ended up beaten and unconscious in the hospitalNoir is all about the dark seedy underside of things and I do love me some moral ambiguity but perhaps because this was YA this felt a little less dark than most noir I've read or watched There was one character Jerry who was intriguingly hard to pin down but some of the others felt a bit typecast the plucky heroine the loyal best friend the sleazy womanizing villain the brassy bad girl with the heart of gold etc I also wished we'd been able to get to know older sister Annie a bit because she was a interesting character to me than Alice While I liked the the voiceover uality of the narration in a book it can result in a bit of a tell not show feel Then again that's pretty much the noir style the world weary detective tells you a story about how one day this dame walked into his officeOn the plus side it's a nice girl power story with zero romance some good action scenes and some really nice plot twists It's also something completely different from the typical YA fantasyhistorical fictioncontemporary If you're in need of something fresh and uniue give it a try

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Ider parents had done to drive her awayWhen Annie does turn up the blond broken stranger lying in a coma has no answers for her But Alice isn't a kid any and this time she won't let anything stand between her and the truth no matter how ugly The search for those who beat Annie and left her for dead leads Alice into a treacherous world of tough talking private eyes psychopathic movie stars and troubled starlets and onto the trail of a you 355 Dead to Me is a fast paced intriguing mystery The characters in Dead to Me were really interesting I didn't really warm to any of them but in a good way as they all had their faults and were hard to trust Plus there were plenty of shady characters At times the growing list of different names and characters was a little confusing and slightly hard to follow which I felt at points took away from the plot as I was focusing on trying to remember who was who rather than what was happening It was refreshing to read something focused on family relationships rather than a romantic relationship I liked that it was set in 1940's Hollywood although it would have been lovely to have seen building of the scene and time period

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Dead to Me LA Confidential for the YA audience This alluring noir YA mystery with a Golden Age Hollywood backdrop will keep you guessing until the last pageDon't believe anything they sayThose were the last words that Annie spoke to Alice before turning her back on their family and vanishing without a trace Alice spent four years waiting and wondering when the impossibly glamorous sister she idolized would return to her and what their Hollywood ins When Alice's older sister Annie is found severely beaten and in a coma she makes it her mission to find out what happened no matter what the price even when the clues reveal unsettling secrets about her familyThis was a real struggle to get through The characters are one dimentional and extremely cliched and one of the main selling points for me the Old Hollywood backdrop it completely under utilized You also know pretty much right away who the villain is so it took away a lot of the excitement I get out of mysteries in the first place But this is a YA novel and maybe a good introduction to noir for younger readers I'd call this noir lite Those who love mystery and intrigue look elsewhere