A Good Girls Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson [Book Review]

June 30, 2019

I haven’t read a lot of thrillers this year and I was so hyped by this one and everyone on Bookstagram was raving about it, thus I was so eager to bump it up my tbr. I participated in a week long read-athon which helped me finish 3 books in a week which is rare. I’d highly recommend you to join one if you are interested in getting a lot of reading for a week. I am thinking of participating in The Reading Rush (formerly known as booktube-athon) from July 22nd –July 28th (please do consider if you’re interested). Without any further ado, let’s get to the review.

Book Details

Title: A Good Girls Guide to Murder

Author: Holly Jackson

Publisher: Electric Monkey

Publicist: Lorienne Brown

Published: June 2019

Genre: YA Crime Thriller

Pages: 448


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 crime, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final 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…?

My Thoughts

This is a fast paced read with incredible writing style. I enjoyed how the author made you understand each characters perspective which was done amazingly.

The plot twist developed perfectly, I felt like it was not too dragged along as other thriller books tend to do just to hit a certain page count or whatever. The story is perfect for the intended audience.

With that said, I did not necessarily agree with how other events unfolded but I guess its YA so I need to accept that.

The relationships were amazingly portrayed and it surprises me when we as readers get to experience parents’ relationships in YA books.

I’d highly recommend this book if you are looking for a light, fast paced YA crime thriller.


Thank you Penguin Random House SA for sending me this copy.

Until next time, let’s keep reading




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2 responses to “A Good Girls Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson [Book Review]”

  1. Thabile says:

    sounds interesting, great review, well written

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