Release: May 2nd 2019
Genre: Young Adult/Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Back of the Book: Everyone in Fairview knows the story.
Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town.
But she can’t shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer?
Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn’t want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger.
By Alex B.
Pip turned the mother f’n party!
When I tell you I lived for this book, I LIVED for this book. A Good Girls Guide to Murder is one of those books I saw all over Bookstagram. It was on everyone’s list of recommendations and most of the reviews I came across were positive. I put off reading it at first because I assumed it would be another one of those books that didn’t live up to the hype—I’m talking to you, It Ends With Us. However, I was wrong and I’m glad about it!
I love YA mystery books and it’s all because of Kate Brian’s Private series. I started reading the series in high school and it truly jumpstarted my admiration for the genre. Combine that with Pretty Little Liars storming the scene, I was officially HOOKED. But enough of my origin story, let’s talk about Pip.
“I’m not sure I’m the good girl I once thought I was. I’ve lost her along the way.”
Oh, Pip. My sweet darling, Pip.
I absolutely love this character. She’s sarcastic, funny, badass, and most importantly, she’s smart. I read a lot of YA mysteries and often enough the main character(s) always makes horrible decisions that leave me wanting to rip my hair out. However, Pip was sharp in her investigation even when things could’ve gotten her killed.
I loved how thought-out and detailed Pip’s investigation into Andie Bell’s murder was. As a reader, it transported me into the book, and for a moment it felt like I was helping assist Pip in the case.
“I still think this is reckless and I’m crapping myself, but –’ he paused, flashing her a small smile – ‘we’re partners in crime after all. That means partners no matter what.”
Let’s take a minute to talk about Pip’s actual associate in the book: Ravi Singh. One of my favorite book boyfriends. I felt for Ravi because I can’t imagine the things he’s gone through, and it was nice to see him slowly come out of his shell as the book progressed.
Overall, I absolutely loved A Good Girls Guide to Murder. I enjoyed the characters (not all of course), the plot, and the pace of the story. It’s definitely worth the hype it’s been given.
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