I was tidying my bookshelves recently, when I came across my sampler collection and thought that they would make a good series here. Every week I will read one of these samplers and tell you what I think. I often find that book review can be a bit of annoying to read if you haven’t yet read a book as people raving about certain characters can leave you knowing who to root for already, so I thought I would give this a try.
Title: A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder
Author: Holly Jackson
Publication Date: 2nd May
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 murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year 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 quite enjoyed this short extract from the book as it was quite light hearted even though it was about a serious issue. The book isn’t written in straight prose but has interview transcripts and news article through it as Pippa is doing this as part of her EPQ (A-level coursework). In this regard it is formatted a bit like the Illuminae trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, however there is some normal prose in between unlike the aforementioned trilogy.
I really liked this book as it is very relatable to me as someone who is doing her A levels (although I did not do and EPQ). The premise is very simple for incredibly gripping and I am intrigued to see what happens next.
Buy It or Burn It?
I will be adding this book to my TBR, whilst I may not buy it on the release date, I will by it fairly soon.