A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (S1/2024/UK) Series Review

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‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ is a thrilling crime mystery set in a small town in the United Kingdom. This suspense-filled drama is about a group of young adults, one of whom is determined to solve a cold case.

It is based on Holly Jackson’s award-winning and best-selling 2019 novel of the same title ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder‘. Holly has written two more books in this series of tales: Good Girl, Bad Blood and As Good As Dead.

‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’ Is A Twisted Mystery

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The storyline/plotline/synopsis/summary

The murder of high school senior Andie Bell (India Lillie Davies) by her boyfriend Sal Singh (Rahul Pattni), followed by his suicide, was a topic of constant discussion. Even after five years, the tragedy continues to linger in the town. Pip Fitz-Amobi (Emma Myers) is uncertain about the circumstances surrounding Andie Bell’s death, leading her to believe there is more to the story. Now, determined to uncover the truth and identify the culprits, Pip embarks on a quest five years after the incident in the quiet English town.

Asha Banks (Cara Ward), Emma Myers (Pip Fitz-Amobi), Yali Topol Margalith (Lauren Gibson), Raiko Gohara (Zach Chen), and Jude Morgan-Collie (Connor Reynolds) – from Left to Right.

Tale of Gen-Z: their families, friends & foes

The layered subject and the murder theme of this six-part series are aimed at young adults. Pip Fitz-Amobi (Emma Myers) is the protagonist of this crime thriller series. Her unwavering bravery and sheer determination helped her to uncover one of the biggest murder and disappearance mysteries in that small town in England. And of course, her family and friends did help solve the murder cases. More often than not, it always comes down to the troubled family(s) versus the stable family(s) of these youngsters.

Pip Fitz-Amobi (Emma Myers) comes from an emotionally stable and loving family. But the same cannot be said about the culprits. Even though this tale is about the Gen-Z and their complicated lives, we enjoyed watching it.

A nod to Sherlock Holmes & Dr John Watson?

As we mentioned above, Pip Fitz-Amobi (Emma Myers) not only solves crimes but also helps the police catch the criminals. Mind you, these killers seemed like ordinary individuals. They were hiding in plain sight. But then, so-called young Detective Pip unmasks them with her bold perseverance. No wonder, in one of the scenes from the series, Pip claims to be a world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes. But then, she needs a worthy partner to carry out the investigation. Luckily, she finds an able partner (like Dr Watson) in Ravi Singh (Zain Iqbal), as both of them prise open the cold case with their youthful energy and gumption.

Emma Myers (Pip Fitz-Amobi) and Zain Iqbal (Ravi Singh) – from Left to Right.

One of the things to admire about this series is that it has a whole lot of twists and turns in its plotline. And we did not anticipate quite a few of them. So, it was fascinating to watch them piece together the various information and reach a logical consequence in solving the murders. Also, in this series, we liked the performances of these young actors – Emma Myers (Pip Fitz-Amobi), Zain Iqbal (Ravi Singh), Asha Banks (Cara Ward), Yali Topol Margalith (Lauren Gibson), Carla Woodcock (Becca Bell), etc.

The conclusion

We watched this fascinating crime drama in one sitting and enjoyed it. Now, we will eagerly await the next crime investigation series of Pip Fitz-Amobi (Emma Myers), as the source material already exists. Till then, stay safe.

Rating: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (S1/2024) Series

FM Rating3.65/5
A Good Girls Guide to Murder (S1/2024) Series – FM Rating.

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Key Details: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (S1/2024) Series

GenreMystery, Thriller
Original languageEnglish (UK)
SeasonOne (1) Season
EpisodesSix (6) Episodes
CreatorPoppy Cogan
WritersHolly Jackson, Poppy Cogan, Zia Ahmed, Ajoke Ibironke & Ruby Thomas
DirectorsDolly Wells & Tom Vaughan
CastEmma Myers (Pip Fitz-Amobi/Pippa Fitz-Amobi), Zain Iqbal (Ravi Singh), Asha Banks (Cara Ward), Raiko Gohara (Zach Chen), Yali Topol Margalith (Lauren Gibson), Jude Morgan-Collie (Connor Reynolds), Yasmin Al-Khudhairi (Naomi Ward), Carla Woodcock (Becca Bell), Henry Ashton (Max Hastings), Anna Maxwell Martin (Leanne Fitz-Amobi), Gary Beadle (Victor Amobi), Mathew Baynton (Elliot Ward), Rahul Pattni (Sal/Salil Singh), India Lillie Davies (Andie Bell), etc.
NetworkNetflix & BBC
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (S1/2024) Series – About.

Spoilers Alerts: Summary of 6 Episodes

Summary of Six (6) Episodes of the First Season of the Series

First Episode (S1, E1)

Five years ago, Andie disappeared; her boyfriend Sal was suspected after a confession text, then found dead. Andie’s body was never found. Linked to events, Pip aims to clear Sal’s name and uncover the truth behind the mysterious case.

Second Episode (S1, E2)

Now a team, Pip and Ravi turn their attention to Andie’s best friends and find out Andie has a secret life that Sal is unhappy about. Meanwhile, Pip receives an anonymous warning.

Third Episode (S1, E3)

When Pip follows new leads on the case, she takes bigger risks and enters the world of sex, drugs and rock n roll.

Fourth Episode (S1, E4)

Pip and Ravi find out more about Andie’s secret life, and when Pip is presented with a new piece of evidence, she reaches a crisis point and questions whether Sal is guilty.

Fifth Episode (S1, E5)

Pip and Ravi find out more about Andie’s secret life, and when Pip is presented with a new piece of evidence, she reaches a crisis point and questions whether Sal is guilty after all.

Sixth Episode (S1, E6)

Pip must come to terms with the repercussions of solving the case. But something isn’t quite right and Pip puts herself in danger once more to discover the truth.

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