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Good Girl, Bad Blood - The Sunday Times bestseller and sequel to A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (English Edition) Formato Kindle
The highly-anticipated and brilliantly crafted crime-thriller sequel to the NYT bestselling and no.1 debut of 2019, A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER
A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER IS THE WINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS' CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2020
“Nail-biting, taut and pacy. Jackson [is] a homegrown thriller writer to watch.” – Guardian
Pip Fitz-Amobi 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 but 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?
Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying, Eva Dolan, C L Taylor, We Were Liars and Riverdale
Praise for A Good Girl's Guide to Murder:
'A taut, compulsively readable, elegantly plotted thriller' - Guardian
'A fiendishly-plotted mystery that kept me guessing until the very end.' - Laura Purcell, bestselling author of The Silent Companions
'There is a lot to really enjoy in this story and there is great energy to the writing, as well as some fine characterization' - Peter James, award-winning and no.1 bestselling crime thriller author of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series
'Twisty, compulsive and so, so clever' - Savannah Brown, author of The Truth About Keeping Secrets
'That ending! Pure genius' - Yasmin Rahman, author of All the Things We Never Said
'This book was a delight from start to finish. I laughed. I cried. And I very much enjoyed attempting to solve the case with Pip (who I now want to be my best friend). I didn't guess the twist, and I don't think many people will. Holly Jackson has absolutely killed it with her debut!' - Aisha Busby, author of A Pocketful of Stars and contributor to the award-winning A Change is Gonna Come
'Prepare to be murdered by this book. Dark, dangerous and intricately plotted – my heart literally pounded. I haven't been this addicted to anything since Serial. Holly Jackson is the next big thing, I promise' - Laura Stevens, author of The Exact Opposite of Okay
'Twisty and compelling' - Fiona Noble, Bookseller
A taut, compulsively readable, elegantly plotted thriller', Guardian
'A fiendishly-plotted mystery that kept me guessing until the very end', Laura Purcell, bestselling author of The Silent Companions
'There is a lot to really enjoy in this story and great energy to the writing, as well as some fine characterization', Peter James, no. 1 bestselling crime thriller author of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series
'Prepare to be murdered by this book. Dark, dangerous and intricately plotted – my heart literally pounded. I haven't been this addicted to anything since Serial. Holly Jackson is the next big thing, I promise', Laura Steven, author of award-winning The Exact Opposite of Okay
'That ending! Pure genius', Yasmin Rahman, author of All the Things We Never Said
'Twisty, compulsive and so, so clever', Savannah Brown, author of The Truth About Keeping Secrets
'Twisty and compelling', Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
'“Nail-biting, taut and pacy. Jackson [is] a homegrown thriller writer to watch.… – Guardian', The Guardian--Questo testo si riferisce alla paperback edizione.
Descrizione del libro
The Sunday Times Bestseller and sequel to A Good Girl's Guide to Murder--Questo testo si riferisce alla paperback edizione.
- ASIN : B088N9SHX3
- Editore : Electric Monkey (30 aprile 2020)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Dimensioni file : 6581 KB
- Da testo a voce : Abilitato
- Screen Reader : Supportato
- Miglioramenti tipografici : Abilitato
- X-Ray : Non abilitato
- Word Wise : Non abilitato
- Lunghezza stampa : 336 pagine
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 11,756 in Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Kindle Store)
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*no spoilers for book 2. there will be book 1 spoilers*
The story picks up not long after the events of book 1, showing how our main characters are healing, or not, from what's happened.
I appreciate that our main character Pip wasn't shown to be completely ok after everything that had happened. We are shown her suffering through grief from the death of Barney in book 1, and the after effects of being spiked and attacked by Becca.
We're given this new mystery almost immediately in the story, and through Pip and her friends investigation we're taken through many twists and turns, throughout being witness to Pips inner guilt, fear, and apprehension. We also see relationships and friendships between the characters built up, and some begin to crumble away due people's actions and attitudes.
Good Girl, Bad Blood included and worked with so many difficult and sensitive subjects, with the final revelation being based on something that would no doubt truly be controversial, with many people on many sides of the argument. The finale was truly heart breaking, and we left Pip without the ultimate happy ending.
I am so intrigued to see what book three will hold (please be a book three), I can't wait to read more about Pip, Ravi, and their little band of detectives.
In the previous novel Pip was looking for a murderer, believing the police came to the wrong conclusion, but this time she’s looking for a missing person, which meant her investigation is more about finding clues instead of suspects. She does go around interrogating several people again but I didn’t happen to feel the same thrill of sleuthing that I had in the first novel where I was more actively thinking along who the villain could be.
The author raised the bar so high with her first novel and while I heard some readers say this one’s even better, I’m not sure I feel the same way. Don’t get me wrong, Good Girl, Bad Blood is a ‘bloody good novel’ but the best one so far is undoubtedly still the first one for me (I have to admit, I often feel that way). There really is no shame holding this second place though because I still very much enjoyed seeing Pip in her element again, making lots of progress throughout the novel at a steady pace (she’s really a young Veronica Mars and she does it so well) and I can only think of two small things that I would have liked to have seen differently. The first is the fact that Ravi, Pip’s wingman in novel one is taking quite a backseat in this one, and I missed this voice of reason sometimes, not to mention his positive and warm personality, and the other thing is that this novel recaps literally everything that happened in the first novel, it goes on for several pages and while I enjoyed that it jogged my memory this way, I don’t think that readers who haven’t read the first novel will appreciate this because there is no point reading the first of the series after you read this one, so do take that into account if you’re interested in reading it.
Anyway to say I’m very excited to read book 3 of the series As Good As Dead is an understatement (I’ll have to wait till August/September at least though) because in this third story Pip has a stalker and there’s a man behind bars who is probably the wrong person and a real serial killer who’s running free. I’m trying to keep my expectations in check this time but it’s really hard with this series! So, if you’re used to reading detective stories but new to young adult, this is absolutely a great series to start with!
However, her exposure of the failings of the police investigation, and the clearing of Sal’s name, have garnered a lot of attention for Pippa. Her podcast about the affair has attracted a wide following, although it has also exposed her to the viciousness of internet trolls. She is, therefore, reluctant when a friend asks her to help to find out what has happened to his elder brother, who seems to have gone missing. As the missing person is an adult, the police show little interest in investigating the apparent disappearance at this early stage. He has, after all, had a couple of temporary absences in the past. Pippa sees how concerned her friend is, and agrees to use her podcast to put the message out about the disappearance, and gradually becomes drawn back into a full investigation.
As with the previous book, Holly Jackson presents this story excellently, capturing the feel of a podcast, and slipping in all sorts of nots and documents in between chapters. Like A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, this book has been marketed as a young adult story, but I found it perfectly satisfying reading it as an adult with a long history of reading hard bitten crime novels. After all, while the writing is highly accessible, Jackson doesn’t pull back from addressing serious issues, and the story includes references to kidnapping, murder, sexual assault and rape, and gun crime, along with recounted episodes from a trial of a character from the previous book who was prosecuted for date rap.
Once again, a very entertaining book, that has left me keen to read the next instalment in the series.
I was a little worried to see if this new instalment will live up to the first. I can say it does.
This book follows straight from when the previous book left off where Pip has now shot to fame with her podcast sharing her first case to the world while also recording the events on the trail.
However a new case presents itself one of her friends older brother (Jamie) has gone missing, the police are refusing to help, so its left to Pip to find him. However not all is what it seems with the brother acting strange in the weeks leading up to his disappearance which leads to a mystery girl who Jamie was talking to online.
People are trying to hide there secrets however Pip is determined to discover the truth before its too late.
The book has the same format as the first with narrative along with interview conversations and articles.
I like how the author has developed Pip character.
As with the first novel don't be put off the the word "girl" in the title all YA will enjoy is page turning thriller.
The book will keep you on edge and guessing right to the very end with a great cliffhanger meaning that we will be seeing more from Pip in the future, I will be waiting patiently for the next instalment
I highly recommend this novel.
If you love mixed media formats, then you'll love this even more because in addition to text messages, emails, maps and interviews, we also get episodes of Pip's famous true-crime podcast! It definitely makes for a more engaging and easy read. GGBB was a well-paced mystery and thriller that kept me hanging on to the edge of my seat as I sped through the pages eager to find out just what happened to Jamie. Y'know, I was so chuffed with myself at one point because I was 100% sure I had guessed whodunit but, alas, I led myself astray because it was not who and what I expected at all. Although there are definitely fewer red herrings compared to the first book, this had some delightful twists and turns to keep you guessing! Also, at this point, should I even be surprised that the police force is absolutely useless? It was so frustrating that they continued to do absolutely nothing when Pippa was basically doing their job for them, and the poor girl really suffers the consequences in the end.
Pip is just as doggedly determined when it came to solving this mystery as she was in AGGGTM but things feel a little more personal here as the missing young man, Jamie, is one of her best friend's brothers. Pip evolves in such an interesting way, and not necessarily in the healthiest or most positive ways, but I loved her, though I can definitely see why people would find her frustrating and might hate her character. She tries her hardest to be the "good girl" and to not spiral while investigating Jamie's disappearance, but she struggles to be the person she was before she uncovered and experienced first-hand the horrors of Little Kilton's dirty little town secrets. She does push peoples buttons trying to get to the truth and she also does some damaging things towards the end as she slowly loses control but her grit, determination and sheer inability to give up (even if it puts her in dangerous situations) was something I really admired about her character. Yes, I wanted to shake her at times but I also wanted to give her high-fives along the way and, by the end, to give her the biggest panda hug and never let go. I really appreciated how Jackson show's the reality of what taking on such a tremendous role as Pippa does can do to a person. Yes, Pippa is an amazing sleuth and but there's really only so much a person can take, right? By the end, Pip is teetering on a knife's edge and we're not sure just which way she'll fall. It's not all roses, folks.
Aside from Pippa, we see a lot of familiar faces in this book like Ravi, Cara, Connor, Naomi, Nat and Daniel da Silva and of course, Pip's family. Although I was a bit sad that we didn't get scenes with Pip's amazing family (especially her dad!), Ravi, Connor and Cara continue to play great supporting roles. Ravi and Pip have such a great relationship and their banter really had me cracking up at certain points—he's so cheeky and I loved how he brought levity to Pip's life (as cheesy as that sounds).
Overall, I laughed a lot and I (very surprisingly) shed a couple of tears by the end. It's safe to say that I'm pretty invested in this series and the characters! I hope Pippa is gonna be okay and I can't wait to read on and find out for myself (soon). I'd highly recommend this series if you enjoy YA mysteries/thrillers!