Review of Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson (hardcover)



Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder! More dark secrets are exposed in this addictive, true-crime fueled mystery.

Pip 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, on the very same night the town hosted a memorial for the sixth-year anniversary of the deaths of Andie Bell and Sal Singh.

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?




I really loved Good Girl, Bad Blood and can’t wait for more Pip!

This is a sequel and it’s definitely best to read A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder first. You could probably catch on, but there is a lot about the first book in this one. However, it’s a whole new mystery.

After all the bad things that happened in book one, Pip has decided that she’s not going to help with any more mysteries. She’s working on her podcast while the trial is going on, but that’s it. She and Ravi are still together and I adore them. But her friend, Connor, comes to her for help. Connor’s brother, Jamie, is missing. Jamie is 24, so the police consider him low risk. He has run off before, but things feel different this time. He was acting off and was on the phone a lot. His only real friend hasn’t heard from him either. Pip caves and decides to help out. She starts interviewing people and tries to follow Jamie’s movements from the night he was last seen. His phone is off and his fitbit stopped working after a big heartrate spike. Pip is worried that things won’t end well for the family. Once she starts getting closer to answers, Pip starts to hear from someone and it’s not promising. It seems that someone involved is one step ahead of her.

The pacing was great and I loved the storyline. I did figure out one part, but not the why. This was just a lot of fun (and a bit dark at times).

I gave this book 5 stars.

Warnings for sexual assault, blood, mention of dog’s death, fire, drugs.


Have you read this yet?  Is it on your TBR?





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I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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