Pretty as a Picture

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Marissa Dahl, a shy but successful film editor, travels to a small island off the coast of Delaware to work with the legendary--and legendarily demanding--director Tony Rees on a feature film with a familiar logline.

Some girl dies.

It's not much to go on, but the specifics don't concern Marissa. Whatever the script is, her job is the same. She'll spend her days in the editing room, doing what she does best: turning pictures into stories.

But she soon discovers that on this set, nothing is as it's supposed to be--or as it seems. There are rumors of accidents and indiscretions, of burgeoning scandals and perilous schemes. Half the crew has been fired. The other half wants to quit. Even the actors have figured out something is wrong. And no one seems to know what happened to the editor she was hired to replace.

Then she meets the intrepid and incorrigible teenage girls who are determined to solve the real-life murder that is the movie's central subject, and before long, Marissa is drawn into the investigation herself.

The only problem is, the killer may still be on the loose. And he might not be finished.

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  • Toni

    Give me a movie and I'll find the meaning; I'll find the truth; I'll find the story. Sometimes I'll find all three. Meet Marissa Dahl, an endearing film editor, who might be perceiving the world sl...

  • Anna Luce

    3.5 stars (rounded up to 4 stars because I listened to the audiobook narrated by Julia Whelan)“Action, cut, action, cut, action, cut, action, cut. These aren’t commands, not for me. They’re more...

  • Dennis

    This will be short because I don’t like to post unfavorable reviews. This book was just too slow-pacing and predictable for me. It’s definitely a good read for mystery newbies, but when it comes t...

  • Darinda

    Marissa is a skilled film editor who gets sucked into a real life mystery on her latest job. The job is working with a demanding director on a set in an isolated location. The film is based on the uns...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)

    3.5 starsMarissa Dahl is a socially awkward but successful film editor in need of work now that she and her film partner are taking a break from each other.  When her agent tells her she's needed imm...

  • Faith

    Chick lit/mystery with an extremely annoying protagonist, plus 2 teenaged co-detectives who are equally annoying. ...

  • Frank Phillips

    I'm disappointed. I DNF'd this one at 81% audiobook. It just couldn't keep my interest, maybe it was the wrong time for me to read this, i'm not sure. I do know that if i'm that far into a book and i ...

  • Kellye

    I loved the author's first book, Dear Daughter, so I was super excited to see that she had a new one coming out. It was definitely worth the wait. The author manages to keep the things I loved about D...

  • Kathleen

    I was obsessed with Elizabeth Little's debut, DEAR DAUGHTER, and so I have been eagerly awaiting her next book. I'm pleased to report that it was everything I wanted it to be: suspenseful, cinematic, ...

  • Halley Sutton

    I couldn't put this book down. Seriously. I was in Hawaii and I basically missed the first day and a half because I was so wrapped up in Marissa. Little's writing is that zippy, that good--she grabs y...