Review | The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Holly Jackson


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 of 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?


Anyone who knows me (or have had me comment on one of their book reviews) will know that I’m not a massive fan of crime novels. It isn’t that the books aren’t good! They probably are best-sellers but it’s not a genre that I connect with.

That was until I started reading ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder‘ by Holly Jackson!

Almost immediately my attention was hooked!

You don’t jump right into the thick of things. You’re met with a Candidate Proposal for a project and it totally brought me back to when I was at school and had to do a similar thing. The only negative about this was that the text was super tiny and I actually had trouble reading what was written. I don’t need glasses to read, but even I would need some for this!

Looking at the story itself, I cannot believe that this is Holly Jackson’s debut novel! If I didn’t know better, I would have thought she’d written many books! I related a lot to her main character Pippa in terms of being rather serious.

She was always doing homework and having to get to the bottom of a problem.

As a kid, I tended to research way too much when it came to projects so I totally get her dedication to getting things right!

So many names are thrown at you of who could possibly be Andi’s murderer. Readers will literally have zero clue who could have done it. To be honest, I spent a lot of time jumping for one character to another on who the culprit really was. I loved that I was made to think as I read.

I’m going to apologise to Holly personally since my fangirl self couldn’t help but start shipping Ravi and Pippa! There was something about the gentle jesting they did between one another and they both seemed sassy! The way Ravi called her ‘Sarge’ and how she seemed to keep him on his toes.

If you love teen thrillers, then you need to read this as soon as possible! I love writing reviews of books that surprise me!

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