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Friday 18 November 2022

Review: Kill Joy

This novella takes us back to where it all began for Pippa Fitz-Amobi as part of the Good Girl’s Guide to Murder trilogy.

It’s the event of the year but Pip is not in the mood for a party and certainly not one that requires her to dress-up and play a character. Her friend Connor has invited her to a 1920s murder mystery party to celebrate Reginal Remy’s 74th Birthday. Pip’s character is the fictional detective Celia Bourne, and along with the invitation is her character guide that promises the night will be one to remember.

Together with other friends, they are all travelling to Remy Manor, home to Reginald Remy on the private island called Joy situated off the west coast of Scotland. Which in reality is Connor’s house, but for the sake of atmosphere and authenticity, let’s believe it really is an isolated, windswept island full of mystery and secrets.

As the game begins, and everyone assumes their characters, Pip finds herself drawn into the make-believe world of intrigue, deception and murder. Each clue brings her a step closer to the killer.

Six suspects, three hours, one murder – can you find the killer before Pip?

Title: Kill Joy
Author: Holly Jackson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, $16.99
Publication Date: 7 September 2022
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780008560713
For ages: 14 +
Type: Young Adult Fiction