The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.
But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?
(Synopsis from Goodreads)
What kind of mysteries would you get if Nancy Drew was a murderino?
While I’m not sure the perfectly quaffed girl sleuth would ever utter the phrase “fuck politeness,” I think we get pretty close to the answer with (author) first in the series.
A wonderfully weird family, awkward but adorable love interest, and loyal friends to the end this murder mystery has all the earmarks of a perfect YA read.
Throw in a murder with a side of wrongful conviction and a girl sleuth ready to right the wrong, all while filling out the common app and applying to colleges, and I’m all in.
I’ll be catching up on book 2 while waiting for #3 to pub because YA isn’t just for young adults.