Good Girl, Bad Blood is the follow up to A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, so if you’ve not read that, I’d highly recommend you go and read that (and my review for it) before continuing here and there will be spoilers for AGGGTM mentioned!!
We are also presented once again with difficult (and in some places dark) themes that gives this book a maturity above its YA audience. Pippa as always felt very mature to me, and there are moments in this which I can feel Jackson has used to tell her readers that they are not alone, something beautiful and brilliant and absolutely commendable.
Making sure to tie up loose ends from the first while also including a new, gripping plot, it’s rather hard to find fault in these books! Very much looking forward to reading this one’s successor, As Good As Dead, I think it’s going to take an even darker and more fascinating twist and I can’t wait for the conclusion to this brilliant series!
I think the beauty of these books is that they are so complex, it doesn’t matter if you guess certain parts, or feel some parts are predictable because there’s so much to get your teeth stuck into I can’t imagine how anyone would walk away unsatisfied.
Pippa is acutely aware of the impact of becoming a detective had had on her life, so with that in mind, she makes it very clear she is no longer one and will not be investigating any more crimes. Her relationship with Ravi is good and she is looking forward to finishing school and going to university. Then one of her closest friends confides in her that his brother, Jamie Reynolds is missing, and what’s worse, the police won’t do anything about it. Torn being the lingering torment of investigating Sal and Andie’s disappearance and the desperate anguish from Jamie’s family, Pippa reluctantly agrees to find him. But will she managed to find him unscathed or will history repeat itself?
Once again I LOVED this book. Equally as clever as the first, these books are incredibly addictive and I am well and truly insatiable for more. Pippa and Ravi are as charismatic and charming as they were in AGGGTM and we are introduced to a plethora of new characters in this book to get to know and love (or in some cases, hate!)