A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson | Book Review
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When Pippa decides to focus on the deaths of two teens in her town for her Capstone Project, she has no idea how drastically it will change her life. As Pippa begins to revisit the case and dig into angles the police left unturned, she will uncover startling truths about the people she thought she knew best. And someone in town wants her to stop searching for the truth. Someone willing to kill to keep their involvement buried.
Pippa is a girl who remains focused on her task and makes sure to analyze everything she can. And while she considers the implications, she’s willing to take risks to prove her point. Her character was fascinating to follow as she chased down leads and connected information. It’s refreshing to read about a female character who doesn’t let attraction derail her priorities. And while there certainly is a crush brewing for Pippa as the story progresses, the plot remains steadfast on Pippa investigating for her project.
I also appreciated the writing style of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. Mixed within the narrative are sections of Pippa’s notes, interviews, and evidence she is compiling for her project. This gives readers a chance to look over all the information as the story progresses. Even with the wealth of information, I could never guess what came at the end. And the amount of twists and turns Holly Jackson threw into the story kept me engrossed.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is a great book for fans of murder mysteries. Especially if you like diving into the investigative side and chasing down leads. While this book isn’t necessarily action-packed, it is faster paced due to the intermittent conflicts and intensity that arise throughout Pippa’s investigation. There is certainly never a dull moment and every time you think you’ve solved the mystery, Holly Jackson will throw another piece of information your way to make you question everything. I can’t wait to see what crime Pippa tries to solve in the next book!
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