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

A seriously fun, thrilling mystery with fantastic characters! A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder will keep you on the edge of your seat and desperate for more!

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Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: May 2nd 2019

Version Read: Paperback

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?


Holy pepperoni!

I wasn’t actually going to read this book this month but as it was borrowed from the library and due to go back because someone else wanted it I had to bump it up my priority list and I am SO GLAD that I did!

This was a fantastic read, it was so much fun and kept me guessing all the way through! I had no idea who the killer was and when all was finally revealed I was shocked and then shocked again when there was even more to the story.

It’s a hard one to review without spoilers so ill just cover briefly all the things that I liked…


I loved the characters. Pip is brilliant, funny and very easy to like. She is relatable and very smart.

The writing style is brilliant and engaging and it feels like you are investigating right along side her and coming up with your own conclusions as you go!

Her partner in the investigation is Ravi, the brother of the current number 1 suspect in the missing person’s case who just so happens to be dead and unable to defend himself!

Ravi knew his brother and is certain he is innocent and so when Pip believes it too they become an investigative dream team who work amazingly well together!

I loved the style and the mixture of short, sharp chapters as well as interview transcripts and diaries.

All of that fit perfectly together to make for a fast-paced, thoroughly engaging read that I genuinely found difficult to put down.

There were so many twists and turns on this rollercoaster that by the end I was absolutely reeling.

I read it in pretty much one sitting and immediately bought the second book in the series as soon as I had finished and I can’t wait to get started.

If you love Young adult, mystery and thrillers that keep you guessing and totally on the edge of your seat then I cannot recommend this highly enough!

You will not regret picking it up!




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13 thoughts on “|| Book Review || A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson ||

  1. I didn’t love this, though I could see the appeal. And it did keep me guessing. I’m not at all surprised it’s been as popular as it is!

  2. I picked this book up last month and I loved it too! I’m totally with you on loving how it keeps you on the edge of your seat and always guessing. I was completely shocked by the reveal too!

  3. I absolutely loved this book! I didn’t love the second book as much as the first, but I still really enjoyed it. I didn’t read them back to back, though, and I know that can sometimes affect how you view a second book. Hope you enjoy it, too!

    1. I have no idea when ill get around to the second book so it’s not a back to back thing for me either! Hopefully ill like it though! I’ve been told there was a short book released for world book day too so I need to look into that!

    1. I totally agree! It was so much more than I expected and I loved it! I bought the sequel straight away but I haven’t read it yet. I hope you love that one too!

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