Satisfying, page-turning mystery: The plot is full of unexpected developments and dark secrets coming to light. There are discoveries you don’t see coming, and the ending definitely doesn’t disappoint.
True crime / procedural feel: Clever and twisty, it captures the feel of shows like Serial and Making a Murderer in a way that will resonate with teens.
Engaging protagonist: Pip is a relatable heroine as she seeks justice for the wrongly accused, and even though this is a crime thriller, the voice is warm and there’s humor in the relationships and the dialogue.
Deeper social issues: The heart of the story addresses small-town politics and deep-rooted prejudices, which makes Pip’s investigation even more compelling.
Unique format: The main narrative is interspersed with Pip’s crime logs and various documents.
Teaser to the sequel: The paperback will include a teaser to the sequel, GOOD GIRL, BAD BLOOD (Spring 21)
"The book pulled me into it so hard that I forgot everything going on around me, I just needed to solve the murder with Pip."—PopSugar
"This is a great, twisty read for fans of YA." —Book Riot
"A taut, compulsively readable, elegantly plotted thriller."—The Guardian
"The perfect nail-biting mystery." --Natasha Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“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
"So so clever." —Savannah Brown, author of The Truth About Keeping Secrets
“Well-executed…. A treat for mystery readers who enjoy being kept in suspense.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Legions of fans of true crime podcasts may therefore flock to this one, and they’re unlikely to be disappointed." —Bulletin
"Fans of true crime will be hooked by the hunt for a killer, but there’s more to this Guide than just a whodunit. It’s a story of families, community and the ways a crisis can turn them against one another in the blink of an eye." —BookPage
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