Book Review: ‘Good Girl, Bad Blood’

Good Girl, Bad Blood” by Holly Jackson

Source: Library

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery


Pip is not a detective anymore.

With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her.

But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared, on the very same night the town hosted a memorial for the sixth-year anniversary of the deaths of Andie Bell and Sal Singh.

The police won’t do anything about it. And if they won’t look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering 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?

My review of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

I know I wasn’t in love with the idea of there being a sequel to AGGGTM. I thought things wrapped up pretty nicely. I thought this was a nice continuation of book 1. There’s the aftermath of the previous books events. Everyone is dealing with them in their own way. But we have these new elements of our new story. We have a missing person case that the police (and some others) don’t want to take seriously.

Jackson does a good job of getting a new story without being repeated. Too often books fall into the trap of second book syndrome. The second books just shuffles things along from book 1 to book 3.

Pip is a bit smarter this time around learning from her previous mistakes. She isn’t totally foolish with her decisions.

Paced wonderfully. I couldn’t put the book down.

I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment.

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