BOOK REVIEW: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder Holly Jackson

Title: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Author: Holly Jackson
Publication: February 4, 2020
Publisher:  Delecorte Press
Genre: YA Fiction, Teen, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Pages: 389

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

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? 


**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Hands down one of the best YA Fiction books of 2020. Maybe that’s a strong statement when it’s only March, but I could not put this book down. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson was so interesting and had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out this murder. When I thought I had it, I was quickly reminded I did not.

I have never heard of Holly Jackson, and that’s because this was her debut novel. What a lucky writer she is because her debut novel is going to be a best seller. Mark my words. From the start, Jackson’s writing drew me in with a vice like grip and didn’t let go. The storyline was unique and fresh. Her characters were interesting and mysterious, causing me to want to read more about them. I loved her choice in main character. Pip was smart, witty, quick thinking, and all around entertaining to read. I loved her personality and the way she connected with most people she encountered in the book. She was likable and I found myself hoping she would figure out this mystery murder from her home town.

Jackson knows how to write a twist! I thought I had it all figured out multiple times during this book, but I was sorely mistaken. Every time you thought you were close, Jackson threw up an explanation or a twist that had me eagerly turning the page to want to what was going to happen next.

I cannot say enough great things about this book. I read it in less than a day and it’s almost 400 pages. One of the best YA/Teen Mystery/Suspense novels of the year, if not the decade! Not just for teens, though. Anyone who loves a good mystery/crime novel will love A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. I insist you pick it up and read it! You will not be disappointed.


Pick up your copy of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and check your local bookstore. Also make sure to add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished.

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