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Fast Facts

Title: Good Girl, Bad Blood
Author: Holly Jackson
Publication date: April 30, 2020
Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller
Recommended for: 13+
Rating: 4.5/5

Pip refuses to play detective anymore. With the encouragement of Ravi Singh, together they started a true-crime podcast about the homicide investigation they solved a year ago. As the podcast’s popularity grows, Pip claims that her detective days are over. However, she will have to break her promise when she realizes someone she knows has disappeared, coincidentally on the very same day Andie Bell and Sal Singh died. The police won’t investigate, but Pip will. Will Pip find them before it’s too late? Or will the enemy silence Pip, before she immerses herself into the case, unraveling more of the town’s enigmatic secrets?

Good Girl Bad Blood by Holly Jackson continues Pip’s saga as a young private detective who cannot seem to repel trouble. The plot gave me a thrilling roller coaster experience, goosebumps at the back of my neck, and left me on the edge of my chair the entire time. Pip’s character development was engrossing, especially the way she gets absorbed into the murder case and how it affected everyone involved. Holly Jackson is the champion of incorporating unexpected plots, suspense, enigmas, and the unforeseen wave of emotions in her novels! I would rate this a 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to ages 13 plus. This book won the YA Book Prize in 2021.