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Publisher's Summary

The Instant New York Times Best Seller

Everyone is talking about!

An addictive, must-hear mystery with shades of Serial and Making a Murderer about an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect.

Everyone in Fairview knows the story.

Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town.

But she can't shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer?

Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent...and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn't want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger.

And don't miss the sequel, Good Girl, Bad Blood

"The perfect nail-biting mystery." (Natasha Preston, number one New York Times best-selling author)

©2019 Holly Jackson (P)2020 Listening Library

What the critics say

“A fun, gripping, and skillfully constructed novel of suspense. I loved Pip - her relatable quirks, her inventive investigative approach, and her willingness to step outside of her safe world in search of the truth.” (Emily Arsenault, author of All the Pretty Things)

"Dark, dangerous and intricately plotted - my heart literally pounded." (Laura Steven, author of The Exact Opposite of Okay)

"Well-executed.... A treat for mystery readers who enjoy being kept in suspense." (Kirkus Reviews

What listeners say about A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

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AHHHH

This book was fantastic. I started listening to it and the next day it was over! I was so enthralled from the very beginning and it kept me hooked the whole way through. 10/10 recommend.

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AMAZING

My daughter and I had a very long road trip and this was the best entertainment. We were so into the book our stops were filled with a who did it questions. With twists and turns of this wonderful book we fully recommend. We plan to listen to other books by this author on our future journeys.

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good for teens - I'd skip if you're over 25!

this book had a good pace, but just felt very childish for me. I'd seen very positive reviews so gave it a try, but definitely a better fit for teens I would say. narration was good and made it easy to keep track of characters.

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fantastic

loved it, loved it, loved it. it is exciting and keeps you hooked till the last minute. must read

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Simply fantastic

The story was captivating on its own but the performances put it over the top! Genuinely drew me in for 10 hours straight. About to read the sequel! Highly recommend if this is something you think you’d enjoy :))

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Very entertaining!

So much fun to listen too! Would highly recommend this audible book! Will keep you entertained the entire time!

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amazing

just listen it. amazing listen. from get go to the end I just kept going.

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Good plot but writing style + details a little juvenile

I overall enjoyed this book and felt the plot was great in that it was very well thought out. I found myself developing a slight distaste for the story towards the end because I found some of the details a little outlandish.

I found it hard to believe certain characters would fall for some of Pippa’s self-serving rouses knowing she was a relatively naive teenager with unstable evidence.

Overall I appreciated the plot line and I couldn’t guess who was behind the crime really at any point, a key characteristic of a great mystery!

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Good story, amazing performance

The story itself was good, easy to follow with a logical and slightly surprising conclusion but the performance/effects they used to tell the story is what made it memorable for me. The audio effects when they did phone calls, the little text sounds when sending text messages, the slightly muffled sounds on audio recordings made the whole thing feel more realistic. Overall a good listen.

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This was a really really good one!

Although the performance lack to little bit of emotion and enthusiasm and could be quite loud, The story and the plot in itself was really good. This was the fastest book I finished on audible. I thought the twist at the end was unique and I never saw it coming. The end of this book the main character makes a good point that there is no good and no bad in the story it is a very great area and it makes you question your own beliefs about good and bad. *****small spoiler****** I wish the speech at the end was a little bit more inspiring and well written. But other than that it’s been a really good read and I will give the series a try!

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  • 2020-04-01

Overwrought, even for YA

Ugh, by some act of masochism I got through this whole book. Every now and then I will read or listen to a YA novel, and I always consider the audience and cut the author some slack accordingly. But this novel, contrary to the glowing reviews, is terribly overwrought even for a YA story. The lead narrator is equally cloying, as she repeatedly overdramatizes with too much vocal emotion and intonation, not sounding like a real person, and making the story feel like sappy melodrama. I wrote this review in an effort to put a tiny dent in the high average rating for this book, as I believe that rating is misleadingly inflated.

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  • 2020-04-22

Soooo Long

If you like listening to a blow by blow investigation with mostly talking and little action, then you won’t mind it. I found it tedious.

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  • 2020-02-21

A murder mystery that you can’t put down

This is a great murder mystery story. Although the protagonist is a teenage girl, this isn’t typical YA fiction; anyone who enjoys a good mystery, filled with twists and compelling characters, will enjoy the book.

The sound effects and other voice actors add a level of realism that you can’t get from just reading a book. Along with the main narrator, who is one of the best I’ve heard, all the sound effects and voice actors make the story much more real and present in your mind.

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  • Jackie Phipps
  • 2020-02-07

Jaw Dropping

Intense story line that quite literally made my jaw drop open! i had to read this for book club and OMG am i going to recommend this book to everyone i know! As far as Audible i thoroughly enjoyed the way it was read and by sooo many different people! Well done by all!

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  • Roberto Almanzar
  • 2020-02-18

It's a book produced like a movie

The story is really good. The writer knew how to throw the reader off. In a way that had me guessing until the end. That is all I have to say without giving away too much of the story. Now this audio was fun to listen to. It made it fun. It's a whole cast. Wow I would like to say more but I don't want to give anything away. My dad got me this audio so review by Anais ;)

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  • AmandaJo
  • 2020-03-04

Amazing!

I was so addicted to this book. I literally could not put it down or stop listening!

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  • Dru Rodriguez
  • 2020-09-27

Listened to this in one Sitting

It was rough in the beginning, I had this book for several months now and everytime I started the novel the first 10 minutes of the audiobook was hard to get into, I think it might have been how the beginning was written, but one day while I was at work (today 9/26/20) I clicked listen to audio book and since I was at work wearing my mask to cover my earphones and phone in my pocket it left me with no choice, but to listen without pausing and its a good thing I did because man oh man this book is really good.
I loved all the extra bits and nobs that this book had to offer. it left me questioning all the way to the end. and the ending threw me for a loop. I was able to predict one aspect of the story line but not the others and I love that I wasn't able to guess the ending. like I said on Twitter, I've been on a reading slump since 2009 and I haven't finished one book in one sitting for so long. The fact that a 400 page novel was able to do that is impressive. and I am also taking the time to write a review let that sink in.
What kept me going was the fact that this novel felt like a crime junkie podcast and I enjoy listening to their podcast. so I kept listening to this audiobook. I also like that the main character Pip, likes listening to murder mystery podcasts.
in conclusion, I highly recomend listening to this audiobook. if u like crime junkies you would enjoy this novel.

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  • Rebecca
  • 2020-08-11

Verrrrrry Veronica Mars.

The story was interesting, the narration was great. This would be a good TV show, as the lead Pippa is spunky and strong and brave. The only issue I had with it is probably one that doesn’t exist when one reads the text itself rather than listening to it. There were so many characters, especially male characters, that it was difficult to keep up with who was who.

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  • Donna (BookDragonGirl)
  • 2020-12-23

I highly recommend this Mystery Romance!!

WOW!!! I guess I didn’t expect this to be so good!! It was excellent!! I love a good Mystery Romance and Young Adult too!! Every time I thought I had things figured out (to some degree) there was a major twist that threw things off!! And Pip was a GREAT MC!!! You have got to read this one!!!

Also the Audible version has a full cast and was really really AWESOME!!!

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  • Lisa
  • 2020-07-04

Tedious and Wordy

I'm all about details in a story but this was way too much! Too wordy. The descriptions went overboard to the point I started skipping parts. I had to increase the speed just to finish this. I'm returning this book.

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