Good Girl, Bad Blood came out on 30th April this year, and I finished reading it by 3rd of May. Yes, I love this series that much! I have procrastinated on writing this review for a long time, so anyway here it is.
Detective stories are my favorites when I read fiction. I can’t say I have read too much fiction but most of the fictions I’ve read are from this category. Other detective stories I have read, most of them take place in the past, like: Tin Goyenda, Feluda, Sherlock Holmes, Poirot, etc. This series is the first which takes place in the contemporary world of mine. This made this series relatable and much more enjoyable for me.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is the first book of this series. I came across this book through my Goodreads recommendations. I read this book in June last year. After that I was waiting for the next book of this series.
The author did a awesome job with the first book GGGM. I love they way she used to describe the thinking process of the protagonist. The protagonist Pip, was doing a school project in the story on murder case that was closed five years ago. We get to know what is going inside Pip’s head from the journal she writes for her school project. This thing I think is a excellent way to write a detective story. Different detective story writer uses different techniques to inform the readers how the protagonist is solving the mystery. My favorite technique was the one Holly Jackson used in GGGM.
After GGGM I was skeptical if Holly Jackson could keep the same quality in this series. And Guess what? She did better! I would say the second book, GGBB is 2x better than the first one. In this one protagonist Pip starts a podcast. Now this is Holly Jackson’s way to let readers know how Pip is solving the mystery. This was really creative way to solve to do it as school project’s journal wasn’t an option for the second book.
I heard there are two more books left in this series. I wonder what surprise HJ has for us in those.
It’s a 5 out of 5 from me.