A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
Author: Holly Jackson
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is about a 17 year old Pippa Fitz-Amobi who decides to investigate a murder that happened five years ago in her little town. The case is closed because everyone thinks that Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend Sal Singh, who then killed himself only a few days later. However Pippa who knew Sal doesn’t believe that he could have done it. With the pretext of it being her final-year project, she digs out secrets that someone’s been trying so hard to cover for the past 5 years.
This book had me hooked from the very first chapter. There is no going around, the author jumps straight in and throughout the whole book, we follow Pippa’s attempt at solving the murder and finding out the truth. Her discoveries are often written in transcripts, maps and word document summaries which makes it so easy to follow every little detail that she’s thought of. Reading it made me feel like I was in the same room studying the murder board with Pippa.
Until the very end of the book, I had no idea who the killer is. I followed Pippa's suspect list extremely closely but there was just no way to guess it before Pippa did! I loved this. It was in no way predictable and kept me hanging until the very end.
What got me the most was the fact that when they find the killer, it isn't the end! Honestly, once I reached the last 100 pages of the book, there was no way to pry me away from it. I can't wait to read the sequel!
If you’re a fan of Pretty Little Liars or Riverdale, I think you will absolutely love this book. It’s a story where at a first glance, the murdered girl is completely innocent and loved by everyone but when you actually start digging, you realize that there is so much more to her than people remember. I won’t write much more than this to not spoil anything but let’s just say that Andie Bell reminded me a lot of Alison from Pretty Little Liars.
I haven’t read a YA book in so long and only picked this book up from amazon because it was a very good deal. The only regret I can think of is that I haven’t read this ages ago. I think this is actually the best book I’ve read in 2020! An easy 5 star read for me!