Book Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Title: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Series: (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #1)
Author: Holly Jackson
Release Date: May 2, 2019
Genre: YA, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.

But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?


Review

Move over Karen M. McManus, there’s a new YA mystery queen to share your throne with. Seriously though A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder was so amazing I binged the audiobook in in one sitting. The audiobook itself was spectacular and boasts a full cast that helps the interviews and phone calls of Pip’s investigation really come to life.

Now I know what you’re thinking, a high school senior solving a murder mystery for her senior project doesn’t sound even the slightest bit believable. It was though! It was very easy to see how the original story could be true or why certain things could’ve been overlooked in the original investigation. I loved how many twists and turns this book took. It definitely had its gotcha moments and left me able to guess only a smidge of what truly happened to Andy Bell.

Pip has a serious calling for true crime. She was so dedicated to clearing Sal’s name. While the investigation might have taken over her life, we still got to see the other sides of her. A loving big sister and daughter along with a loyal and caring friend. You could see that she would do anything for those she loved.

There is a tiny smidge or romance in the book, but don’t go into this book looking for just that. At it’s core it’s definitely a murder mystery. The romance was cute though and I enjoyed Pip and Ravi’s interactions. They definitely had chemistry and it was truly so cute.

If you’re looking for a YA murder mystery that’s going to keep you guessing until the very end, this is the book for you. It definitely contains heavy topics such as murder, suicide, drug use, rape and an animal does die so fair warning. I cannot recommend this book enough and highly recommend snagging the audiobook for it!

One thought on “Book Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

  1. Oooh I’ve seen this book floating around but haven’t heard much about it. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it! It sounds really interesting! Is the animal death pretty graphic? I can’t read anything where animals die unless it’s a natural cause of death. I still have nightmares from a movie I watched when I was young where a dog was brutally murdered D: I want to check this out but your warning has me a little worried!

    Amber @ Escape Life in the Pages

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