Review – A good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson

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July 26, 2019 by ceresbooksworld


A good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson


Publisher : Electric Monkey

Publication date : May 2nd, 2019

Source : Paperback

Rating : 5 hearts




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 debut YA crime thriller as addictive as Serial and as page-turning as One of Us Is Lying.


This book tells us the story of Pippa who will investigate a possible murder committed five years ago, for which she is convinced that the convicted murderer is innocent.

Pippa is an intelligent, hardworking and resourceful young girl. In choosing the theme for her final year project, she did not expect to discover so much about the people around her. She will also meet Ravi, the brother of the alleged murderer, who will help her to clear his brother.

I really loved this book, it’s well tied up and we really find all the interviews Pippa does, we discover with her who the murderer is and especially all the secrets that people can hide. We are afraid for Pippa at times too and even if there is an attraction between Pippa and Ravi, it is clearly not the subject of the book.

I liked how the different themes of the book were addressed and frankly I am more than delighted to have discovered this talented author. And I look forward to meeting her at the YALC this year.

Quick word: A well-conducted investigation that deserves to be read by everyone.


Ce livre nous raconte l’histoire de Pippa qui va enquêter sur un possible meurtre commis il y a cinq, pour lequel elle est persuadée que le meurtrier désigné coupable est innocent.

Pippa est une jeune fille intelligente, travailleuse et pleine de ressource. En choisissant le thème de son projet de dernière année, elle ne s’attendait pas à découvrir autant de chose sur les personnes qui l’entoure. Elle va aussi rencontrer Ravi, le frère du meurtrier supposé, qui va l’aider à innocenter son frère.

J’ai vraiment adoré ce livre, il est bien ficelé et on trouve vraiment toutes les interviews que Pippa fait, on découvre avec elle qui est le meurtrier et surtout tous les secrets que peuvent cacher les gens. On a peur pour Pippa par moment aussi et même si il y a une attraction entre Pippa et Ravi, ce n’est clairement pas le sujet du livre.

J’ai aimé comment les différents thèmes du livre étaient abordés et franchement je suis plus qu’enchantée d’avoir découvert cet auteur de talent. Et j’ai hâte de la rencontrer au YALC cette année.

En bref : Une enquête rondement menée qui mérite que tout le monde la lise.

About the author

Holly Jackson was born in 1992. She grew up in Buckinghamshire and started writing stories from a young age, completing her first (poor) attempt at a book aged fifteen.

‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ is a YA Mystery Thriller and her debut novel. She lives in London and aside from reading and writing, she enjoys binge-playing video games and pointing out grammatical errors in street signs.


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