- Title: The Girl In The Picture
- Author: Kerry Barrett
- Edition: Kindle e-book
- Pages: 384
- Released: Sept. 20, 2017
- Genre(s): Fiction, Romance, Thriller, Historical fiction, Historical mystery
- My Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*All opinions are my own.
*May contain spoilers.
I loved this book. Ms. Barrett created a world I was completely enthralled with. I am American and have never been to the East Sussex Coast of England, but I had no problem becoming part of Ella and Violet’s lives. This book is a great example of why you shouldn’t separate an author from their work (to see my post Separating an Author From Their Work? click here). This novel tells the tale of two woman, separated by time, but connected by a home to tell centuries old secrets. Violet was only 18 years old when she went missing in 1855. It took Ella moving into the same house with her family in 2016 for Violet to be found.
Both Ella and Violet were strong female characters in their own unique ways. Sure, Violet was naive, but she was strong none the less. These two characters strengths were part of what mad this novel so great.
Ella’s tenacity is what sucked me in and I couldn’t stop reading until I had found out what had happened to Violet.
The supporting characters were also a lot of fun and created an environment full of life and believability.
I would highly recommend this book to everyone. If you are unsure of what to read next give The Girl In The Picture a try. If you have also read this book or have any questions I would love to hear from you in the comments.