A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Holly Jackson

Stars: *****

Andie Bell was murdered and everyone knows it was Sal Singh who did it. Except for Pippa.

Pippa is sure that Sal wasn’t to blame; whenever she met him he seemed kind, friendly and generous. Surely he couldn’t be the killer? For her final-year project, she decides to investigate the crime and see, once and for all, if it was Sal who committed it.

Through her investigation though, she discovers some secrets that someone would rather keep hidden, and they’ll go to desperate measures to keep Pippa’s investigation away from they truth.

Despite several warnings, she continues her investigation, determined to vindicate Sal and his family.

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is mysterious and dramatic from start to finish. The investigation is thoroughly done and leaves the reader solving, along with Pippa, who might have commuted the crime, if it wasn’t Sal.

I thought the style of writing was brilliant. The chapters written in third person, kept the story fast-paced whilst the first person inserts from Pippa’s project gave us a real insight into her mind and personality. She was motivated and compassionate; we saw how she considered the people she was affecting, yet still pursued the outcome.

There were so many different factors in the story, yet they were all tied up brilliantly with no loose ends or gaps in the plot. It was complex, but guided the reader clearly until the conclusion.

This is one of the best books I’ve read so far in 2020.

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