A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson. Published by Electric Monkey and sold at £7.99

What is the book about?

The book follows a young girl named Pippa Fitz-Amobi living in a small town with a dark tragedy hanging over it from five years ago, and the closed murder case that she believes isn’t quite as it seems. She’s determined to prove that Sal Singh, who is believed by everyone to have murdered Annie Bell, is innocent. Her journey to the truth is filled with twists and secrets, and as a lover of crime fiction I’m often concerned about a graceful transfer of it into YA fiction. This time, I was unfortunately right in my concern

Who is it aimed at?

A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder is clearly aimed at teenagers such as myself, and I don’t believe particularly many people much younger or older would find something to love within its pages.

What did you enjoy most about it?

Though I have my criticisms of A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder, I enjoyed the idea for the plot and the structure of Holly Jackson’s writing that made it easy to follow and stick with through less exciting parts.

What did you enjoy least?

The story certainly piqued my interest but I was thoroughly disappointed by the fact that despite all the dramatic events and plot twists, the characters remained two dimensional and almost painfully boring from start to finish.

Which character would you most like to meet?

I believe I’d be most interested in meeting Sal Singh, the character who I actually found a spark of interest in, due to an entire town’s belief that he’s a murderer and the struggles of his family around the events.

Why should someone buy this book?

This week I have a little more trouble recommending it as I personally did not enjoy it, but if unlike me characters aren’t one of your very top priorities, it had a clever and detailed take on murder mystery.