By Holly Jackson
Published by Delacorte Press
on February 4, 2020
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.
I am always intrigued by a YA mystery/thriller, and this one really pulled me in based on its synopsis.
I liked this book right away. I had so much fun reading it and got so pulled into the story that I read it in one day. I really liked Pip. She was such a great clever character. Every time I thought of a possible suspect/motive, Pip thought of it too.
The format was interesting, switching from third person narration to first person in the form of Pip’s interviews and investigation journal entries. I liked that variety.
While I do think that the story got a little convoluted in the end, overall I had so much fun reading this book, and definitely recommend it for YA mystery fans. I’m excited to see that it is the first in a series, and I am so looking forward to reading more about Pip unraveling more mysteries!