A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Holly Jackson
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Jan 2, 2024

Pippa-Fitz Amobi, a senior in high school, must complete a research project on a topic of her choice; something she is passionate about. She looks into a past murder case of a girl named Andie Bell. Sal Singh, along with Andie, had been found dead in the forest. According to clues at the scene of the crime, all hints pointed to one scenario: Sal killed Andie (who is also his girlfriend) and killed himself afterwards as a result of guilt and regret. Despite the case being declared closed by the authorities, Pip finds it hard to believe. It seemed a bit too obvious. She decides to dig into the case and figure out herself. Although she knows it would be best to not get involved, she meets up with Ravi Singh, the younger brother of Sal. 

Despite still facing grief, he agrees to help Pip uncover the truth. Pippa finds herself uncovering the darkest of secrets. The ending is so complex and so well-hidden, but once revealed it seems to fit all the final puzzle pieces together. 

This book was undoubtedly among some of the best I have read. It had me guessing at every page; a number of plot twists throughout, and I still never came close to guessing the truth. I would absolutely recommend this book, and the rest of the trilogy, to anyone who loves a good murder mystery. Throughout the series it transitions to less of a mystery and more of a thriller, finishing off with an ending much more dark than you would’ve originally thought. With lovable characters, writing that kept me turning at each page, and a detailed, well-crafted story, I give A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder a 5 out of 5 stars.

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