The Girl in the Picture
by Alexandra Monir
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pub Date: November 16, 2016
Genre: Young Adult
Nicole Morgan has been labeled many things — the geeky music girl, the shy sidekick to Miss Popularity, and the girl with the scar. Now only one name haunts her through the halls of Oyster Bay Prep.
The Girl in the Picture.
After high school heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police are in search of the girl whose picture with Chace is the only clue found amongst his personal belongings. A girl who no one knew was even close to Chace–and whose dormmate, Lana Rivera, was Chace’s girlfriend.
Nicole is that girl and now she’s the primary suspect in his murder.
But what really happened that night? Were Nicole and Chace dating behind Lana’s back; were he and Lana over? Could either of them have killed him?
Told in alternating points of view, that of our suspect, Nicole Morgan, and her former best friend and roommate, Lana Rivera, readers will piece together the story of a starcrossed love, a fractured friendship–and what really happened the night Chace was killed.
From Alexandra Monir, author of the popular time-travel novel Timeless, comes a gripping mystery and a poignant romance in one thrilling read.
My Review: I love Alexandra’s work and this was slightly different than her other books. It was good, but not as amazing as the other books.
This one was a bit slow for me, took a while to pick up. I wasn’t too excited with the chapters being told from current day and other chapters being told about a past day. I liked getting to know how Nicole and Chace came to be, but once I got over how the chapters were set up, I started to fall into the story and wondered who could be framing Nicole.
Yup Nicole gets in some trouble……First everything is going just fine, and then Chace is murdered. Police are all over the campus. Quickly Nicole is made out to look like the prime suspect. Her picture and story is all over the news. All the girls hate her. Everyone thinks she stole Chace from another person. And everyone is trying to put the blame on her. Heck she even gets framed from someone close to her.
There are a lot of questions, shocks, and turns. By then end I was happy with the read and can’t wait for her next book.