Pretty as a Picture: A Novel

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In Pretty as a Picture, Marissa has been hired as the new film editor for the legendary Tony Rees. His new movie is about a young woman who was murdered some twenty years ago, and they are filming on location at the original scene of the crime. The shoot has been plagued by accidents, indiscretions, and scandal, with most of the crew being fired. Marissa is not quite sure what she’s walking into, but when the leading lady is murdered in the exact same way as the original victim, she knows she better get to the bottom of this. It’s not great for your career to be trapped on an island with a murderer.

For some reason, I went into this book not really expecting to love it. I thought it would be entertaining, but I failed to guess how much I would love this book. Marissa’s character resonated with me, as I tend to feel based on movie scenes as well and can be somewhat socially awkward. Little’s style of writing in this book was perfect. Marissa’s thought process written down is not unlike what goes on in my own head. The podcast interviews between chapters were also a fantastic addition. Any cinephile will enjoy this book. All the movie quotes and references alone were worth it, but add in a colorful cast of characters and murder, and you’ve got something irresistible.

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Author Elizabeth Little
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Viking
Publish Date 2020-02-25
ISBN 9780670016396 Buy this Book
Issue March 2020
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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