Hello friends! It’s been a super crazy week for me. I had a fever over the weekend, the day after I adopted our new puppy, and it’s just been a very trying week of craziness that I am still learning to adjust to.
I have thought about starting a new segment on the blog for a while now, and thought this would be a fun way to highlight books I loved and new books/upcoming books that make for great recommendations.
I recently finished A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson (review coming soon!). And in anticipation of the third book in the series, As Good as Dead, coming next month (omg I can’t wait!), I thought I would highlight similar books you will love if you enjoyed this book.
About the book
Everyone in Fairview knows the story.
Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town.
But she can’t shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer?
Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn’t want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger.
This is the story of an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you’ll never expect.
If you love old cases that were reopened by a high schooler…
…Then you will love To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough. With a similar premise where a high school girl explores a murder case that was left untouched for years, this act ultimately draws out the killer as she gets closer to the truth.
If you love intrigue and suspicion thrown on different people…
…Then you will like the plot pacing and twists found in Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus. Her mysteries similarly go through different suspects that could have committed the crime, but maybe it’s the one you didn’t imagine it would be.
If you love mysteries where the caught “killer” was just a patsy for the real culprit…
…Then you will find similar interest in They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman. In both stories, the case was thought to have been solved, normally thinking it’s the significant other who had committed such a crime of passion. But is it? Maybe somewhere out there the real killer is laughing at getting away so easily.
Let me know if you have read any of these, or would want to if you enjoyed A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. And let me know if you want to see more “If You Loved This” recs from me! I have other ideas I’d love to highlight for you all!