A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Book Review

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Date published:- May 2nd 2019

No. of pages:- 433 pages

Genre:- YA/Thriller


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 5/5

Overall rating:- 5/5

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?

Five years ago, a schoolgirl named Andie Bell was murdered, though her body was never found. The main suspect was her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who committed suicide admitting that he killed Andie. The case was closed and the police and the whole town of Little Kilton believed that Sal was responsible for the murder of Andie Bell. The present day, Pippa Fitz Amobi used the case of Andie Bell for her final year project. But as she investigates and researches on the case, she finds that Sal Singh might be innocent and that the real killer might be out there…

I actually enjoyed reading this book and simply couldn’t put the book down. I do like the style of the book, how the book was presented and it was really intriguing and interesting. I mean, truly as a reader, I actually had a fun time reading the book. I do like how realistic the book is and I immensely rooted for Pippa and Ravi’s chesmitry and connection with each other. The murder itself was a mystery and I have to say, the author did a good job, drawing the reader into the story, making the reader feel like they are part of the story. I found that I couldn’t put this book down as I found myself, turning pages, to see what is going to happen next.

I do like the snippets of Pippa’s log book, the SMS text messages, the email images…I feel more like I was reading a true crime book. Overall, I liked the style of the book and cannot wait to read the second book!

Worth five stars!

Holly Jackson was born in 1992. She grew up in Buckinghamshire and started writing stories from a young age, completing her first (poor) attempt at a book aged fifteen.

‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ is a YA Mystery Thriller and her debut novel. She lives in London and aside from reading and writing, she enjoys binge-playing video games and pointing out grammatical errors in street signs

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