This is the second book by Elston that we've read and enjoyed, and yes, it's another murder mystery.
Four super-hot seniors from St. Bart's start public high school after the fifth boy and generally recognized ring leader of their group -- Grant -- is killed. Shot with a rifle, in what's described in the newspapers, initially, as a hunting accident.
Except the case is referred to the prosecutor's office, where Kate Marino is interning and her mom works for the prosecutor who's handed the case with the expectation of losing it. Because the boys' fathers are big donors to the District Attorney's political campaigns.
Kate immediately starts photographing the boys. She's got a huge secret she's hiding -- it may even get her fired. She and Grant texted, before he was killed. Before he left a party with another girl and she wrote him off.
Or did he?
As her photos begin painting pictures of each of the four boys, one of them, Shep, reaches out to her via text. As she gets to know him, she learns, Grant wasn't texting her -- Shep was. Grant mislabeled Shep's number as his own in her phone. And the prosecutor's office confirms it, when they find out who Grant was texting in the days immediately before his death.
As she puts together the pieces, taking pictures all the while, Kate falls for Shep. But the real murderer is watching her, and he's always a step ahead. Shep is accused of the murder and Kate is fired when her budding relationship with him is revealed.
Still, Kate's not convinced she's covered all the angles in this murder. Specifically, camera angles. She closes in on the final piece of evidence the murderer has failed to find.
I won't spoil how it ends. It's a great whydunit with a romantic twist. Enjoy!