In a deeply interesting and fast-paced story, Holly Jackson takes us on a wild ride of whodunnit with Pippa trying to uncover the real story behind a missing 17-year-old girl and the death of her boyfriend. But what happens when the past when it wants to stay buried?
Pippa is a high school senior using her capstone as an excuse to dig deeper into her town’s biggest mystery, what happened to Andie Bell? She doesn’t believe that Sal Singh, Andie’s boyfriend, actually killed her, and following her gut and a series of luck, she finds herself on the path to the truth of what happened five years ago. I was with Pippa the whole time, eagerly awaiting each new piece of information. I think that there were a few moments of convenience, though nothing that couldn’t also be explained away by the police taking the easy way out, and while I did piece parts of the story together before Pippa, I still had a fun time getting to the full story.
There was a lot to love about this book. I meant it when I said this was fast-paced, but not only that, it’s addicting and you’ll find yourself 70 percent of the way through in a blink of an eye. I read this book in one day because I simply could not put it down. This doesn’t happen to me a lot anymore for various reasons but mostly that my life is busy so to carve a day out for a book is rare. I’m definitely interested in the next story in this series (I have no clue what it could be about so that’s exciting) and I’m glad to have another fun mystery series to follow along with now that Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson is finished.