Hey Bookworms !! I am back again with yet another thriller review , A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder . This was in plain words just SUPERB LIKE OBVIOUSLY and that too a YA thriller are rarity in the book world. I devoured it in a day. I loved the writing, the story was well organized and complex, had a fantastic cast of characters and a gripping storyline. Jackson threw so many curveballs that I failed to guess who the murderer was and I can’t bloody wait for the sequel.
My Rating – 4.5 Stars
Plot- 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.
This was just phenomenal and I am most absolutely exhausted. It was just so exciting and beautiful and so fun to read. I don’t want to give too much away of the plot! But basically the premise is Pippa starts unravelling a cold case for a school project. Because, ya know, that’s what you do for homework. She’s an absolute A+ student, always perfect, so intensely intelligent, just sweet and brilliant really. But the further she gets into digging up this mystery (which, in their small town, is rather personal too and connected to many people she knows) the more she also sacrifices her “good girl” label.
Every page is happening , there is so much happening .
I loved this book! It’s a fast paced, addictive, smartly layered and twisty murder mystery. All the mixed media was such a treat – maps, journal entries, diagrams, police reports, etc. It made reading the book feel interactive. I found myself taking notes to see if I could figure out the whodunnit before the big reveal.
I heard this is set to be a series and I am so in for more! A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is a well crafted debut that was a highly enjoyable read – even for a mystery/thriller lover well past the YA age group. 🥰