Audiobook, Books, Debut Author, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller, YA

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson is a compulsive YA debut I couldn’t put down

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I heard very good things about this book, and I was not disappointed. I read the whole book in one day; it was such a compulsive read for me.

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is a YA mystery/thriller and Holly Jackson’s debut novel. I listened to the audiobook version, which was narrated wonderfully by Baily Carr and a full cast to back her up. The hardcover is ~400 pages and the audiobook clocks in at around eleven hours.

Five years ago in a small town in Connecticut, a pretty and popular high schooler named Andie was supposedly murdered by her boyfriend Sal before he supposedly killed himself. Or at least, that’s what the townsfolk believe. But our main character Pippa doesn’t believe that story and has decided to use her senior Capstone project to try to figure out what really happened. But once Pippa starts uncovering details, she starts receiving veiled threats from someone trying to scare her off the case.

I’ve heard that the US version was heavily modified from the UK version, so I ordered a UK paperback to cross-reference. I will report back on that in a later post!

CW: death of a pet, mentions of SA, drugging, inappropriate relationships between adults and minors.

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