A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder #1

Holly Jackson

fiction mystery thriller young adult
dark mysterious tense fast-paced

433 pages | first published 2019

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.

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Moods

mysterious 96%
tense 62%
dark 56%
adventurous 52%
emotional 28%
funny 15%
sad 13%
challenging 9%
hopeful 8%
informative 3%
inspiring 3%
lighthearted 3%
reflective 3%
relaxing 0%

Pace

fast 65%
medium 32%
slow 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 57% | A mix: 39% | Character: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 56% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 82% | No: 8% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 40% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

4.26