“A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” by Holly Jackson is a thrilling and suspenseful mystery novel for teens that keeps readers guessing until the very end. It’s set in a small town where everyone knows everyone and we are quickly introduced to the main character of the story,high-school student Pip Fitz-Amobi who wants to investigate a local murder for her school project.

Jackson’s writing draws readers into Pip’s investigation as she uncovers a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal. Also,the novel is not only from Pip’s first-person narrative but contains transcripts from interviews, journal entries and newspaper articles these add to the excitement and depth of the storytelling.

“A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” delves into themes of justice, truth, and lengths people will go to protect their secrets. Pip is a relatable and determined protagonist, whose tenacity and intelligence is continually shown as she navigates the twists and turns of the case.

The supporting characters are also compelling, from the enigmatic suspect Sal Singh to Pip’s loyal friend Ravi Singh. Each character has their own motivations and secrets, this keeps readers unsure of who can be trusted and who has something to hide.

I felt this book was especially engaging because of the way tension was built up steadily as Pip delved deeper into the mystery. Holly Jackson keeps readers on edge with cleverly crafted plot twists and cliffhangers, ensuring that the story remains gripping and unpredictable throughout the book. 

Overall, “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” is a riveting, thought- provoking story that fans of murder and mystery alike would find to be a thrilling read.