Series Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

I remember the time as a kid after watching Sherlock Holmes; however, all I wanted was to go on an adventure of solving crimes that no one could. Something like this is A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series. Moreover, with great humor, supportive family, fantastic friendships, and many uncovered secrets, this book series is what every Young Adult thriller aspires to be. Lastly, this article brings you a spoiler-free review of A Good Girls Guide to Murder.

Series Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

About A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder Trilogy

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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder Trilogy by Holly Jackson

Title: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Author: Holly Jackson

Genre: Thriller, Young Adult, Mystery

Publisher: Electric Monkey

Type: Series

No. of Books: 3

Books in it: #1 A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #2 Good Girl, Bad Blood, #3 As Good As Dead

Pippa Fitz-Amobi is a typical high school girl obsessed with true crime. Five years ago, a murder happened of her school girl Andie Bell. The case has been solved. But Pippa doesn’t think that. When Pippa chooses this case as her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone desperately wants to stay hidden. With the more people she encounters, the case gets more complicated. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder Series is the story of Pippa unraveling the mysteries of her small town and how a wrong verdict changes many people’s lives.

Review of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder Trilogy

I can’t express how obsessed I am with this series. The entire series explores how to reveal one truth; one must uncover layers and layers of lies.

So the first thing that made me intrigued about this series is the title. Like how excellent is the title? In addition, the covers are unique. They depict all the threads and people Pippa has to go through to get to the end of the case and uncover its mystery. So both the title and cover are eye-catching and intriguing as to what to expect from the series.

The first book, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, starts with a bang. It is a fast-paced book filled with twists and turns. It succeeds in giving off authentic crime vibes. I recommend it to anyone fan of murder mysteries and true crime stories.

The trilogy is written from Pippa’s POV. It also has a podcast element as we see how she records her interview with different suspects. The characters of Pippa and her friends are so well fletched out, and they continue to grow with each book. Seeing these characters who started as teenagers become adults was satisfying and heartwarming.

The book was fun to follow. It will keep one hooked till the very end. The audiobook is so great as it perfectly captures the podcast element. Unfortunately, the ending of the book is a little overwhelming. The book went dark fast. It lost the cozy factor it had going on in the first two books.

Despite the flaws, it was a perfect trilogy with great characters. Hence, I’m writing A good girls guide to murder review.

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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder: #1 A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

About the Book

Title: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Author: Holly Jackson

Publisher: Electric Monkey

Pages: 433

Goodreads rating: 4.4/5

In this book, we follow Pippa Fitz-Amobi, a typical high school good girl who has good grades and does whatever her parents ask her to do. The thing is that she is obsessed with true crime stories. Five years ago, a murder happened in her small town. The murder was of a girl from Pippa’s school Andie Bell. The case was closed. Andie’s boyfriend Sal was accused of murder and said he committed suicide because of the guilt. But Pippa feels that the complete truth is still not uncovered. To solve this murder mystery, Pippa takes this case as her final year project and starts to expose the lies. If Sal wasn’t the killer and the natural killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth? To know more, continue reading A good girls guide to murder review.

Mini-Review:

I absolutely adored the character of Pippa. Pippa meets Sal’s brother Ravi, and the friendship between these two is incredible. I loved what these two have. In addition, Pippa’s other school friends were supportive and always had each other’s back. The way the story unfolds is brilliant, and it keeps me hooked from the very first page.

Rating: 4 / 5

Recommendation: Absolutely, YES.

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder: #2 Good Girl, Bad Blood

About the Book

Title: Good Girl, Bad Blood

Author: Holly Jackson

Publisher: Electric Monkey

Pages: 417

Goodreads rating: 4.4/5

The second book in A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is a fantastic sequel to the first book. Due to the events after Pip figured out the killer, Pip is not a detective anymore. With the help of Ravi, she releases a True crime podcast in which she discloses how she gets to the killer. The podcast has gone viral, and Pip insists that her detective days are now behind her. But when someone she knows goes missing, she must break the promise and get back to investigating. Police are not ready to help Pip find Jamie; if they don’t look for Jamie, Pip will uncover more of her town’s dark secrets along the way… and this time, everyone is listening. But will she find him before it’s too late? 

Mini-Review:

This book upped the stake. Everyone was under suspicion, and the mystery that the author continued to maintain throughout the book was admirable. Pip and Ravi grew so much in this book. Continue reading A good girls guide to murder review to see their relationship unfold.

Rating: 5 / 5

Recommendation: Are you serious? Absolutely.

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder: #3 As Good As Dead

About the Book

Title: As Good As Dead

Author: Holly Jackson

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 459

Goodreads rating: 4.2/5

Pip is still haunted by the way her last investigation ended. She is having trouble sleeping. She is about to head to college but leaving her nightmares behind is not so easy. She’s used to online death threats in the wake of her viral true-crime podcast, but she can’t help noticing an anonymous person who keeps asking her: Who will look for you when you’re the one who disappears? Soon she realized that someone was following her and as usual the Police won’t take the threats seriously. As the deadly game plays out, Pip discovers that everything in her small town is coming full circle . . .and if she doesn’t find the answers, this time she will be the one who disappears. . .

Mini-Review:

This book made a complete transition from young Pip to adult Pip. The book gets dark fast as the story progresses. This book lost all the cozy vibes that were going on in the first two books, and I wished that the author didn’t make that choice. Still, the plot was fast as ever and engaging.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Recommendation: Yes, only because you must read the conclusion and bid goodbye to Pip and Ravi.

Conclusion of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Rating: 4 / 5

Recommendation: Definitely!! I honestly want to keep reading this series again and again.

This series is similar to One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus and Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson – all with fascinating characters, cozy murder mysteries, and shocking twists. Hope you loved A good girl’s guide to murder review.

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About the Author

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Holly Jackson

Holly Jackson was born in 1992. She grew up in Buckinghamshire, started writing stories from a young age, and completed her first attempt at the book at fifteen. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is her debut book. She lives in London, and aside from reading and writing, she enjoys binge-playing video games and pointing out grammatical errors in street signs.

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