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Fast Facts

Title: The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Author: Holly Jackson
Publication date: May 2, 2019
Genre: Murder mystery, young adult fiction
Recommended for: 14+
Rating: 5/5

Pip Fitz-Amobi, a high school senior, decides to reinvestigate the most traumatic and haunting case Fairfield has ever seen, the murder-suicide of Andie Bell and Sal Singh from 5 years ago. Pip realizes that there is more to this case than meets the eye. As the investigation proceeds, she unravels a never-ending trail of disturbing secrets that might not point to Sal as the murderer, except to the people she least expects. While Pip is successful in finding leads, she also feels a rising threat. Someone in Fairfield does not want her to uncover the town’s mysteries by any means necessary. Will Pip potentially seek the killer that will help heal everyone’s misery? Or does she go too far in playing detective in her senior capstone project, leading to the murderer silencing her… forever?

The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson, for me, is ranked as one of the best murder mysteries written, besides the Murder She Wrote series of course! I have been super psyched to read this popular young adult murder mystery novel, it’s particularly great around Halloween. I was enthralled the whole time, reading cover to cover and could not put the book down for even one second! This novel totally exceeds my expectations, giving the rating of 5/5 stars and would highly recommend this to anyone ages 14+, who are into crime-solving murder mysteries. This book has won the American Library Association’s Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction, YA Book Prize shortlist, and the British Book Awards Children’s Fiction Book Winner of the Year. Be sure to check out this book and the rest of the books in the trilogy: Good Girl, Bad Blood & As Good As Dead!

~Aarushi