Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2022) Featured Review of Good Girl, Bad Blood and As Good As Dead (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Books 2 and 3) by Holly Jackson

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Good Girl, Bad Blood and As Good As Dead (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Books 2 and 3) by Holly Jackson; narrated by Bailey Carr, MacLeod Andrews, Donte Bonner, James Fouhey, Neil Hellegers, Cary Hite, Amy Landon, Raymond J. Lee, Keylor Leigh, Maggi-Meg Reed Shezi Sardar and Bailey Carr, Kristen DiMercurio, Robert Fass, Lauren Fortgang, Johnny Heller, Barrett Leddy, Shezi Sardar, Vassilea Terzaki and Megan Tusing
Listening Library
Publication Date: March 2, 2021 and September 28, 2021
ISBNs: 9780593342398 and 9780593416761

After the revelations of the Andi Bell case, Pippa Fitz-Amobi just wants to leave her investigating days in the past and focus on applying to college and her relationship with her family and boyfriend, Ravi.  When her friend’s brother goes missing, and the cops won’t do anything about it, and then when an anonymous stalker starts threatening her via her podcast, Pip is reluctantly dragged back into a world she desperately wishes she could leave behind.  

Good Girl, Bad Blood continues with the podcast feel of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, while As Good As Dead reads more as a traditional audiobook .  They both contain twists and turns that will entice the reader to keep listening to hear what happens next.  Listeners who have not read A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder will still be able to follow the mysteries 

Fans of Karen McManus and Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious series will be engrossed in these titles.  This suspenseful tone and compelling writing style can also be found in The Project by Courtney Summers and The Ivies by Alexa Donne.  Fans of full cast audiobooks will also enjoy I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick and Class Act by Jerry Craft.

–Candace Fox

Other Nominated Titles

  • Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson; narrated by Ron Butler (May 6, 2021)
  • Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzalez; narrated by Barrie Kreinik (March 9, 2021)
  • We Must Not Forget: Holocaust Stories of Survival and Resistance by Deborah Hopkinson; narrated by Rosie Jones (May 10, 2021)

The Selected Lists teams read throughout the year in search of the best titles published in their respective categories. Once a book is suggested (either internally or through the title suggestion form), it must pass through a review process to be designated an official nomination. 
Each week, the teams feature a review of one of the officially nominated titles. Additional titles to receive this designation are listed as well. At year’s end, the team will curate a final list from all nominated titles and select a Top Ten. The previous years’ lists are available on The Hub.