A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (Hardcover)
Spring 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“Brave and smart Pippa loves to search, pry, and dig into information. At the moment, she is looking into the murder/disappearance of Andie Bell while also trying to prove that Sal Singh, who confessed before completing suicide, is innocent. From the log entries and diagrams of Pippa’s capstone project to terrific characterization and a fulfilling ending, this book features great storytelling. Highly recommended for people who liked One of Us Is Lying!”
— Megan Fortas, Novel., Memphis, TN
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
For readers of Kara Thomas and Karen McManus, an addictive, twisty crime thriller with shades of Serial and Making a Murderer about a closed local murder case that doesn't add up, and a girl who's determined to find the real killer--but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.
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.
This is the story of an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect.
"Fun, gripping, and skillfully constructed." --Emily Arsenault, author of All the Pretty Things
About the Author
Holly Jackson started writing stories at a young age, completing her first (poor) attempt at a novel when she was fifteen. She graduated from the University of Nottingham, where she studied literary linguistics and creative writing, with a master's degree in English. She enjoys playing video games and watching true-crime documentaries so she can pretend to be a detective. She lives in London. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder is her debut novel.
Follow Holly on Twitter and Instagram at @HoJay92.
“A fun, gripping, and skillfully constructed novel of suspense. I loved Pip—her relatable quirks, her inventive investigative approach, and her willingness to step outside of her safe world in search of the truth.” —Emily Arsenault, author of All the Pretty Things
"Dark, dangerous and intricately plotted—my heart literally pounded." —Laura Steven, author of The Exact Opposite of Okay
"So so clever." —Savannah Brown, author of The Truth About Keeping Secrets
“Well-executed…. A treat for mystery readers who enjoy being kept in suspense.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Legions of fans of true crime podcasts may therefore flock to this one, and they’re unlikely to be disappointed." —Bulletin
"Fans of true crime will be hooked by the hunt for a killer, but there’s more to this Guide than just a whodunit. It’s a story of families, community and the ways a crisis can turn them against one another in the blink of an eye." —BookPage