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