Book Review

A Good Girls Guide To Murder By Holly Jackson

Author: Holly Jackson,
Released Date: May 2nd, 2019,
Publisher: Electric Monkey,
Pages: 433,
Genre: Younge Adult Crime Fiction,
Format: Paperback book,

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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?

Why I LOVED This Book!

“But sometimes remembering isn’t for yourself, sometimes you do it just to make someone else smile. Those lies were allowed.”

THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!! As soon as I picked it up, I wouldn’t put it down till I read all of it. Everyone, EVERYONE, has to go and buy this book right now and then come back and tell me how much you loved it!!

Every time I put this book down to either go to work, eat or any other human activity, my mind was so impatient and there was an itch to instantly pick it back up again. I can’t get over the exciting, page-turning events taking place throughout this book and now without a doubt, I will be buying plenty more young adult crime thrillers.

Our protagonist, Pippa Fitz-Amobi, is possibly the main reason that makes you keep reading. Her need for prying, searching, digging, her talent, intelligence, and social skills keep her 10 steps ahead of the reader, but it makes you wonder what is a 17-year-old going to find that the police didn’t find 5 years ago in Andie Bells case??

The Crime

“If a villain can be made, then he can be unmade.”

Sal Singh murdered Andie Bell.

Pip certainly doesn’t think so. She clearly went above and beyond to make the Police look like a fool. The persuasive and intelligent way she speaks to the people she needs to question gets them to open up, revealing secrets that the detectives couldn’t. She doesn’t know how far to go, but its not just her who desperately speaks the truth. Sal’s younger brother, Ravi does as well. Working together Ravi and Pippa begin to dig deeper, but she soon realizes she could be in danger.

The Cover

“The people you love weren’t algebra: to be calculated, subtracted, or held at arm’s length across a decimal point.”

The last thing I want to mention is the cover of the book. The beautiful illustration, so simple fits the storyline so well. The design even carried on into the inner pages, revealing characters of the book before you even start reading.

Overall Thoughts

“As if they think I don’t already know. I came out of the womb knowing how to do academic references.”

As well as reading this book and getting obsessed with ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ on Netflix, it makes me want to read and watch more things like this. I’ve been wanting to purchase these unsolved case files that look so cool to try and solve yourself. I also now want to go to a Court Hearing. If anyone has ever been let me know!!

Overall, this book is a must for any young adult book lovers. The twists and turns of the story keep it interesting. I wish I could forget what happens just so I can read it all over again.

Read my review for Good Girl, Bad Blood here!

Rating: 5/5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Manchester blogger with a passion for reading, writing and travelling. I always have a book or a cup of tea in my hand.

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