Monday 5 October 2020

A Good Girls Guide to Murder | Book Review

"Real men wear floral when trespassing."

A Good Girls Guide to Murder was actually bought for me during early lockdown, and I can't believe it's taken me this long to pick it up! I decided to take this book on holiday with me. I wasn't sure how much time I was actually going to get to read but I figured it was worth a try.

I managed to squeeze in a chapter before bed on the first night, and although I wasn't "hooked" on it, I was definitely intrigued by it! I didn't reread the synopsis before starting it, so I couldn't really remember what to expect.

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 crime, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn't so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final 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 . . . ?

I was pleasantly surprised! If you know me, you know how much I love my murder mysteries and detectives, but it was actually really refreshing to not be following a DI and their perspective! I immediately liked Pippa and her determination to find the truth. Choosing the case for her final project in school is such an original idea too - in my opinion anyway! I don't think I have ever read a book like this before.

I also adored Ravi and his relationship with Pippa. I generally try not to automatically pair couples together in books anymore - one relationship broke my heart last year and I still haven't forgiven the author - but I shipped them straight away. No spoilers here but Ravi is my kind of man.

I love a book that makes me laugh, makes me cry and shocks me and this book did exactly that. I would recommend this book to every reader of any age, although it's not exactly tame I feel like it's an easy read with a satisfying ending. We love satisfying endings.

As soon as I finished reading A Good Girls Guide to Murder, I immediately added Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson to my wishlist!

Until next time,
Saph x

1 yorum:

  1. ooo I love murder mysteries too! I got back into reading in December, so I'm definitely adding this one too my list.