Holly Jackson

Holly Jackson’s first novel, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, has become the UK’s bestselling YA and children’s debut of 2019. It was published by Egmont in 2019 in the UK (Penguin Random House in the US in 2020), and many other languages throughout the world.

Holly Jackson was born in 1992. She grew up in Buckinghamshire and started writing stories from a young age, completing her first attempt at a novel aged fifteen. She graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 1st class degree and a master’s in English, focusing on literary linguistics and creative writing. She lives in London and her hobbies include binge-playing video games and pointing out grammatical errors in street signs.

A debut YA crime thriller as addictive as Serial as compelling as Riverdale and as page-turning as One of Us Is Lying

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 crime, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final 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 . . . ?

‘Jackson’s debut is well-executed and surprises readers with a connective web of interesting characters and motives’ Kirkus

‘Dark, dangerous and intricately plotted – my heart literally pounded. I haven’t been this addicted to anything since Serial. Holly Jackson is the next big thing, I promise. (Laura Steven, author of The Exact Opposite of Okay)

‘A twisty, compelling UK debut’ The Bookseller

Agent Name: Sam Copeland