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 love a mystery. I also happen to be good at guessing the outcome, which is a let down. But somehow this debut novel had twists and turns I didn't expect and I kept second guessing my suspicions, only settling on the truth right when our main character finally put everything together.
The story is mostly told in typical prose, but the first half of the book also contains some mixed media - computer logs and interview transcripts. Towards the end these taper off, which makes sense for the story but I did kind of miss having them as they broke the book up a little and made it easier to keep reading "just one more chapter".
I can't believe this is a debut and I am so excited for Jackson to bring out more books like this! I gave A Good Girl's Guide to Murder 4 stars.