he story is set in the small town of Fairview, Connecticut. All the action takes place during a two-month period in an unspecified contemporary year. It begins with the airing of a podcast episode on March 27, proceeds through a missing persons case that begins on April 24, and ends in the third week of May. Events are described from the third-person limited perspective of 18-year-old high school student Pippa Fitz-Amobi. In addition to the narrative built around Pip’s point of view, the novel also contains graphics and written material, such as transcriptions of witness interviews, Missing posters, maps related to the case, and Pip’s own case notes. All these materials help emphasize the true-crime nature of the investigation that Pip undertakes. As the novel begins, Pip is preparing to upload the final episode of her true crime podcast entitled A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. She reflects bitterly on the trauma she and her family endured as she investigated and solved a cold-case double murder several months earlier. Less than a month after uploading her podcast, Pip finds herself embroiled in a missing persons case when the older brother of a classmate disappears. While retracing the final steps of Jamie Reynolds on the night he vanished, Pip and her friends discover a catfish scheme that ties his disappearance to a decades-old serial killer story and the quest for vengeance by one of its survivors. As Pip unwittingly helps the catfish find his intended target, the novel explores the themes of The Use and Abuse of Social Media, Questions of Identity, and The Pursuit of Truth and Justice.
Good Girl Bad Blood
Pip is not a detective anymore. With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her. But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing.