Mystery & Thriller lovers: don't miss this one!

Summary:

Pippa "Pip" Fitz-Amobi might have picked a tough topic for her senior project. She has chosen to solve a murder as her capstone project. Not just any murder, but the closed case of a murder-suicide that shook Fairview. The crime happened five years ago, but it still affects the town.

Allegedly, Sal Singh killed his girlfriend Andie and then killed himself because he couldn’t handle the pain. Pip doesn’t think that’s what really happened. Stuff doesn't add up.  She is determined to find justice for Sal and prove that he didn’t do it. She enlists the help of Sal’s younger brother Ravi and together they uncover many secrets. 


BTSYA / Teen Reader (14):
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is one of my favorite books in part because of the way it is crafted. Turning each page brings new facts and leads on who really killed Andie. Holly Jackson details each character and gives them backstories which enhance the story overall. I really like how she uses character development and settings. For a murder mystery, it isn’t too long or too short. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is a stand-alone novel but does feature in a trilogy with two other books written by Holly Jackson.

This is a book I would recommend teenagers 14 to 17 read. It is a great book. It is important to note that the story includes talk of drugs, sexual assault, rape, kidnapping, murder, and suicide. Topics which make it unsuitable for younger readers. e disturbing for younger readers. Buy it for yourself if you want a good murder mystery, or for someone you know who loves thrillers and suspense.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Great characters, little clues and lots of suspense will have you working alongside Pip and Ravi to find the truth. 

Content Awareness Factors:

There are references to drug use and sexual situations. There is also violence.


Type of Book:
This is a mystery where a high school senior decides to "reopen" a closed murder case from five years prior as her capstone project.
Reading Level:
5.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
14 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
14 and Up
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer's Age: 14
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. For yourself or a fellow mystery lover.

Title A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
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Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Book 1 of 3

Author Holly Jackson
Publisher Delacorte Books for Young Readers © 2020
ISBN 9781405293181
Material Hard Cover
Cost $18.99
Genres Mystery, Crime, Contemporary Fiction
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