Book Review – Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

Pip Fitz-Amobi is not a detective any more.

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?

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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I just FLEW through this. I had to stop several times to remind myself to breathe. Holly has such a way of writing the most amazing mysteries.

This picks up not long after the events of AGGGTM and while it has a new mystery for Pip, it also deals with some of the aftermath really nicely. I particularly liked the glimpses of the trial and he everything affected how people see her – from those who didn’t like her, to her closest friends.

The new mystery revolves around her friends brother going missing, but ends up as so much more – Pip, Ravi and Connor end up on the trail of a bigger case from years before that may have visited Little Kilton.

First let me say how much I continue to love Pip and Ravi. They are amazing. Pip in particular is fantastic in this – she really acknowledges that she has tendencies that aren’t great and deals with that. She is focused and good and far from perfect, and that makes her perfectly written, to me. I love her.

I love that the implications of the previous case are throughout this book. In particular, the trial of Max permeates everything Pip is doing. You also see her previous actions catching up with her, through the police and Nat.

I was surprised how it really impacted her friendships, and loved that we get to see more of her with Connor in this one.

My only real downside is that this is not one you can really solve too much (you may figure it out but you can’t get the full why) because it’s something vaguely external to it. So we learn with Pip. That said, I don’t think that’s always a bad thing!

And as before this is stunningly written and incredibly high octane. I will happily read anything Holly writes, and this is a clear 5 star read for me.

Buy Good Girl, Bad Blood from Waterstones.

2 thoughts on “Book Review – Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

  1. I love when a main character isn’t perfect, it makes the whole book seem so much more realistic. I loved the first book in this series and finally picked this one up from the supermarket during the week when I was supposed to be doing a food shop (oops). Sounds like my Saturday night is sorted. Great review!

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