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The highly anticipated, edge-of-your-seat conclusion to the addictive A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series that reads like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end, you'll never think the same of good girls again. Pip's good girl days are long behind her. After solving two murder cases and garnering internet fame from her crime podcast, she's seen a lot. But she' The highly anticipated, edge-of-your-seat conclusion to the addictive A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series that reads like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end, you'll never think the same of good girls again. Pip's good girl days are long behind her. After solving two murder cases and garnering internet fame from her crime podcast, she's seen a lot. But she's still blindsided when it starts to feel like someone is watching her. It's small things at first. A USB stick with footage recording her and the same anonymous source always asking her: who will look for you when you're the one who disappears? It could be a harmless fan, but her gut is telling her danger is lurking. When Pip starts to find connections between her possible stalker and a local serial killer, Pip knows that there is only one choice: find the person threatening her town including herself--or be as good as dead. Because maybe someone has been watching her all along...


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The highly anticipated, edge-of-your-seat conclusion to the addictive A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series that reads like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end, you'll never think the same of good girls again. Pip's good girl days are long behind her. After solving two murder cases and garnering internet fame from her crime podcast, she's seen a lot. But she' The highly anticipated, edge-of-your-seat conclusion to the addictive A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series that reads like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end, you'll never think the same of good girls again. Pip's good girl days are long behind her. After solving two murder cases and garnering internet fame from her crime podcast, she's seen a lot. But she's still blindsided when it starts to feel like someone is watching her. It's small things at first. A USB stick with footage recording her and the same anonymous source always asking her: who will look for you when you're the one who disappears? It could be a harmless fan, but her gut is telling her danger is lurking. When Pip starts to find connections between her possible stalker and a local serial killer, Pip knows that there is only one choice: find the person threatening her town including herself--or be as good as dead. Because maybe someone has been watching her all along...

30 review for As Good As Dead

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nashita

    Look Im completely freaking out here its not fair i love these characters so much and you give me this HOW DARE YOU Pip omg I love her. from being a good girl, she's now morally grey and here we see her battling PTSD and i was super proud of her. When she (view spoiler)[ killed that psychopath (hide spoiler)] i was screaming and i was so happy. This is character development y'all Ravi was perfect from the first book And he's even more perfect now. He's kind, loving smart and clever. I love him so much a Look Im completely freaking out here its not fair i love these characters so much and you give me this HOW DARE YOU Pip omg I love her. from being a good girl, she's now morally grey and here we see her battling PTSD and i was super proud of her. When she (view spoiler)[ killed that psychopath (hide spoiler)] i was screaming and i was so happy. This is character development y'all Ravi was perfect from the first book And he's even more perfect now. He's kind, loving smart and clever. I love him so much and when he (view spoiler)[ helped Pip with the body (hide spoiler)] . I vowed to myself to find a partner who would help me bury a dead body :") The amount of love I have for this series cannot be expressed in words ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ for this masterpiece

  2. 4 out of 5

    Eilidh

    I’ve just finished Good Girl, Bad Blood. Can I have book 3 now? 🤞🏼 What do you mean I have to wait a year? *whimpers into the void* January 28th: COVER REVEAL! TITLE REVEAL!

  3. 5 out of 5

    human

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  4. 4 out of 5

    Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading

    #1 A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder — 3.75 Stars #2 Good Girl, Bad Blood — 4.5 Stars It’s all fun and games until YOU’RE the one being stalked and chased by a serial killer . . . cause then you’re AS GOOD AS DEAD. 💀 Last time, Pip had been the kind of someone who outdid the police in cracking murder and missing person cases. Now, she’s become the subject in her own investigation when a stalker starts pulling pranks on her and leaving dead headless pigeons on her front drive. ***Spoilers are tagged, #1 A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder — 3.75 Stars #2 Good Girl, Bad Blood — 4.5 Stars It’s all fun and games until YOU’RE the one being stalked and chased by a serial killer . . . cause then you’re AS GOOD AS DEAD. 💀 Last time, Pip had been the kind of someone who outdid the police in cracking murder and missing person cases. Now, she’s become the subject in her own investigation when a stalker starts pulling pranks on her and leaving dead headless pigeons on her front drive. ***Spoilers are tagged, but I might unintentionally let something slip. So, beware! This book started off well (if a little surprising for me to discover as it no longer followed the same format as the previous two books). Then about halfway point, it pulled the rug under my feet by handing me the twist (view spoiler)[(Pip deliberately commits a murder) (hide spoiler)] of a lifetime . . . *It wasn’t mind blowing in and of itself, but my mind did get blown by the audacity of it all. To put it simply, the aforementioned, unexpected turn of events KILLED the book for me as it became less about solving a MYSTERY and more about (view spoiler)[HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (hide spoiler)] . As much as I’m appreciative of the knowledge being imparted (cause I’m sure I’ll put it to good use in the future *cue me being sarcastic*), I DID NOT WANT THIS FOR PIP. 😭 On the other hand, I can see why it would be the perfect route to take in bringing this trilogy to an end. Taking into account what had happened (Pip losing faith in the justice system, Pip witnessing a murder, Pip feeling guilty about not being able to save someone from book 2, Pip suffering from PTSD), it was only fair that this book would focus on her as all of those surely took a toll on her mentally and then some. It’s just that, along with it, I’m also questioning the believability, e.g.: (view spoiler)[➝ How is it that among all the DT Killer’s victims, only Pip (AN 18 YEAR OLD) managed to get away? Was it luck? Was it some statistics thing, like ‘one out of six serial killer’s victims is more likely to survive than others’? Was it merely survival instinct and self-perseverance? ➝ How is it that after committing rape and a number of murders the DT Killer was easily deveated by AN 18 YEAR OLD? Was it his skills getting rusty? Was it purely him underestimating his victim? Was it all because it was destiny and he had it coming? Huh. I suppose it’s all of the above. ➝ It also didn’t sit well with me the fact that Pip *roped* her friends into helping her get away with it, and they turned that narrative into them “taking justice into their own hands.” Or the fact that the police was continuously portrayed as nothing but a useless 🤡 throughout the series. I was mad everytime they turned Pip down when she needed their service. (hide spoiler)] Okay, so maybe it wasn’t entirely implausible (or maybe I’m just too naïve and clueless of how the world works and think too highly of humanity). Regardless, I loved how all the mystery or cases from book 1 and 2 were brought together and tied into this one. This book was bringing everything full circle. Not to mention, the moral gray-ness in this finale was the blurriest amongst all the books. I appreciated the dark turn this installment took. On another note, it sucked that we didn’t get to see Pip with her friends as much, but her relationship with Ravi and their banter was cute and adorable (if also got a tad emotional towards the end). I’m wrapping up by telling you about the audiobook. I absolutely loved the audiobooks for AGGGTM and GGBB, but I was a bit let down by this one. Firstly, this book was written just like any other novel—no more newspaper clippings, charts, text screenshots, and interview recordings. Secondly, Idk if the publishers made two audio versions (UK & US) for each book, but the first two audiobooks I listened to were full casts and narrated in the American accent. Meanwhile, this was singly narrated in the English accent. I have to say that I preferred the American ones. The performance was truly unmatched. To sum up, this conclusion was interesting and intense but leaning more towards disappointing. I didn’t agree with the direction it took, and I didn’t feel assured by the ending. However, I can understand why it had to go this way, and I didn’t outrightly hate the book. As a matter of fact, I have a lot of admiration towards the series. It’s definitely become my favorite in the YA category. If you’re gearing up to read this book, don’t expect it to be like the first two. Prepare for all the moral dilemma it’ll cause and get ready to be mindblown—whether in a good or bad way, that’s for you to find out. (Read as an Audiobook)

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea Humphrey

    "Pip's gut twisted with guilt; this was all her fault. Her family forced into a performance, trying twice as hard with her because she could barely try at all." No one is more disappointed than I am that this book didn't speak to me the way I thought it would. I'm about as invested in this series as a reader can be; I wrote the Book of the Month recommendation for their website for the first book and blurbed several marketing materials for the second, so I thought it would be an easy 5 stars once "Pip's gut twisted with guilt; this was all her fault. Her family forced into a performance, trying twice as hard with her because she could barely try at all." No one is more disappointed than I am that this book didn't speak to me the way I thought it would. I'm about as invested in this series as a reader can be; I wrote the Book of the Month recommendation for their website for the first book and blurbed several marketing materials for the second, so I thought it would be an easy 5 stars once I picked up the third book and could wrap the series up with a neat little bow. Pip, her family, and her friends feel like family to me, and stepping into their world felt like a second home. The witty banter between our leading lady and Ravi sustains me in a way that few fictional couples can manage, and while I appreciate the darker turn that the end of book 2 made, I still feel like this one went in a direction that undermines the foundation of who these characters are in the first 2/3 of the series. The first half of this book is a slow burn, which I actually appreciated. Pip is really struggling with PTSD after the events of the ending from book 2, and she's developed a pill problem as a coping mechanism. We receive a lot of insight into her damaged psyche, and how it's deteriorated her relationships between her family, her friends, and even Ravi. I was on board for all of this and the deep development we get to see, and I didn't really start having issues with the book until around the halfway mark. If you've read any other reviews, you've likely seen that there is a major twist around the halfway mark, and it's not the revelation of the identity to the serial killer being discussed. I think most of us figured that out pretty early on, but what is shocking is (view spoiler)[the fact that Pip murders Jason Bell after she's already escaped his kidnapping her, in a really brutal manner. (hide spoiler)] . From this point on, there is a significant change in the tone and vibe of the book, and it splits majorly from what we know of our characters and their fundamental morals and beliefs. Not only does the above spoiler happen, but the rest of the book is basically (view spoiler)[ Pip wrangling Ravi and her friends into covering up her involvement, hiding the body, and framing Max for a murder he did not commit, which IMO is not tit for tat regarding the rape he was exonerated from. Oh yes, and then Pip basically cuts herself off from everyone she knows and loves. The end. (hide spoiler)] This will definitely be a controversial installment, and if you're a big fan of the first two books, I'm struggling with recommending this final story and letting you just preserve your experience via the first two. Either way, I applaud the author for covering some difficult topics, and respect her decision to finish out this series in the way she envisioned it. I will definitely be reading more from Holly Jackson in the future. *Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.

  6. 5 out of 5

    l a u r a

    ❝ If Pip doesn’t find the answers, this time she will be the one who disappears… ❞ AHHHHH AS GOOD AS DEAD omg omg omg I can't wait!! I. NEED. THIS. NOW. ❝ If Pip doesn’t find the answers, this time she will be the one who disappears… ❞ AHHHHH AS GOOD AS DEAD omg omg omg I can't wait!! I. NEED. THIS. NOW.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Eline

    Just as I suspected; exhilarating and awesome.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lucy Tonks

    I've got a copy I've got a copy I GOT MY HANDS ON A COPY better cover your ears before you hear how loud I am actually screaming hopefully I will actually start reading it this week __________________________________________ AHRHAHRHHAHAH WE HAVE A COVER AND A TITLE!!!! *continues to scream* *neighbours thinking i'm being murdered* *adds this to most anticipated releases of this year list* 👏 I 👏 love 👏 this 👏 cover 👏 omg i'm so excited!! btw you're telling me I have to wait until August?!?? *crying I've got a copy I've got a copy I GOT MY HANDS ON A COPY better cover your ears before you hear how loud I am actually screaming hopefully I will actually start reading it this week __________________________________________ AHRHAHRHHAHAH WE HAVE A COVER AND A TITLE!!!! *continues to scream* *neighbours thinking i'm being murdered* *adds this to most anticipated releases of this year list* 👏 I 👏 love 👏 this 👏 cover 👏 omg i'm so excited!! btw you're telling me I have to wait until August?!?? *crying* after the way good girl, bad blood ended I NEED THIS and the cover and the title does not help! i'm concerned... *proceeds to cry some more*

  9. 4 out of 5

    leah

    it’s really not like me to be such a fan of a ya thriller series (or just ya or a series in general), but i was hooked by this one as soon as i read the first book in lockdown last year, and i’ve equally enjoyed all 3 books in the series (although this one may be my favourite). ‘as good as dead’ is a lot darker than the 2 previous books, but i personally loved that because it made the book even more gripping. the book is 500+ pages and i read it in just under 2 days, so if that doesn’t tell you it’s really not like me to be such a fan of a ya thriller series (or just ya or a series in general), but i was hooked by this one as soon as i read the first book in lockdown last year, and i’ve equally enjoyed all 3 books in the series (although this one may be my favourite). ‘as good as dead’ is a lot darker than the 2 previous books, but i personally loved that because it made the book even more gripping. the book is 500+ pages and i read it in just under 2 days, so if that doesn’t tell you how enthralling it is, i don’t know what will. this is a book that will definitely have you stressed out by some of the events and the choices made, but that’s what makes it so entertaining to read. the whole series is so intricately plotted, but this book in particular makes you question the events from the previous books as everything begins to come full circle. i usually guess plot twists or have to force myself not to so i don’t ruin it for myself, but with this i was genuinely shocked by every twist and turn. one of the most commendable aspects of this book is that you can really tell how much research the author did to make it as scientifically/forensically accurate as possible, which i very much appreciate as a true crime connoisseur. this is definitely one of my new favourite series’, and i kind of already want to reread the whole trilogy again…..if you haven’t read these books yet, you need to pick them up asap.

  10. 5 out of 5

    krista ☽✧

    OHMYY. * screams into the void and cries into her pillow at 1 am literally * It was 1 am when i finished this while i had to get up very early the next day aka now and this was that kinda book that i just needed to finish no matter what aka the best books. But then i finished and now i am a mess crying and screaming because THAT ENDING. my HeaRT. Its so good yet so bad for my emotions and i am just a mess. i did not expect this what is this even. Rip krizzie. This book was basically me being st OHMYY. * screams into the void and cries into her pillow at 1 am literally * It was 1 am when i finished this while i had to get up very early the next day aka now and this was that kinda book that i just needed to finish no matter what aka the best books. But then i finished and now i am a mess crying and screaming because THAT ENDING. my HeaRT. Its so good yet so bad for my emotions and i am just a mess. i did not expect this what is this even. Rip krizzie. This book was basically me being stressed out and having panic for Pip and then being an emotional angry snowball mess. But that means it made me feel and thats for me the most important thing in a book that it makes me feel and that was what As good as dead delivered. 5 stars Who will look for you when you are the one that dissapears ? This revieuw doesnt contain any big spoilers on the plot of this book or one the ones from the previous two books so it should be a safe space to enter ☪☾✩ Trigger warnings ; death scene's' , anxiety , addiction to pills , sleeping problems , PTSS. As Good as dead Is the final book in Holly Jackson her a good girls guide to murder triology and it was one hell of a stressfull journey. It again follows our main charracter stubborn strongminded brave sarcastic Pip aka my gurl while she deals with the effects of the case and the things that happend to her in the sequel good girl bad blood. Because of these events Pip now has PTSS and gets back into the final moments of Stanley Forbes. We follow her trying to deal with the PTSS and her sleeping problem and anxiety trying to sleep and function normal with pills witch is really hurtfull to watch and made me stressed and feel so much for Pip honestly i am happy Holly included this because its important that solving cases and murders isnt all happy i mean i dont believe it is and death can leave scars and give PTSS its realistic and ugly and i love how Holly included that even tho it was very hurtfull to read. I wanted to cuddle Pip and help her the whole book. Then things appear in Pips life that indicates she gets stalked and it goes from bad to worse. Pip decides she needs to figure out who this stalker is on her own because the police doesnt believe her and feels like this is the one last case that will make her feel normal again and makes her feel good and bad again instead of morally grey. This is very stressfull and i was stressed about Pip 24/7 and screaming a lot during my read and panicking. I am proud of myself tho because i figured out who it was pretty early and i was right * high fives myself * i never guess murderers or mystery cases. I love the plot in this book and its a perfect mix between charracter driven and Pip her struggles and the mystery plot kept me on my toes the entire time and stressed and i needed to keep reading to know answers witch is the best. I also loved how this final book really took everything that happend in the first two books together and how it wrapped everything up i wont spoil but if you read you know. I also again loved the side charracters. Pips fam is amazing and Ravi is a sarcastic kind bby. All side charracters have an important part to play in the story witch i love. The ending fucking killed me like i said i love it but hate it. Its good but UGH MY HEART HAS GONE OUT OF MY CHEST BECAUSE PAIN. I also love the relationship between Pip And Ravii they are so pure and adorable together and m heart loves these two. Team Ravi and Pip forever ok bye now. * cries * The charracters , the plot , the relationships , the ending it all gets 5 stars. Overall i loved this book so much and it was an amazing final to this triology that will always be one of my fav murder mystery series. I love Pip and her story and the side charracters so much <3 I also loved the note in the end in the thankyou page from Holly..

  11. 5 out of 5

    ☀︎El In Oz☀︎

    I need this ASAP A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Good Girl, Bad Blood ★ ★ ★ ★ .5

  12. 5 out of 5

    aly ☆彡

    "Who will look for you when you're the one who disappears?" I couldn't believe the series is finally over... I refused to believe this is over! Plot The last book is definitely different from the previous ones. It's more dark and ominous, capturing Pippa and the emotional toll the past two investigations have had on her. However, the twist of events is too abrupt and far-fetched, I was caught off guard by the shift in tone from book one and two's playful inquisitiveness to this nove "Who will look for you when you're the one who disappears?" I couldn't believe the series is finally over... I refused to believe this is over! Plot The last book is definitely different from the previous ones. It's more dark and ominous, capturing Pippa and the emotional toll the past two investigations have had on her. However, the twist of events is too abrupt and far-fetched, I was caught off guard by the shift in tone from book one and two's playful inquisitiveness to this novel's trauma-filled narrative. I enjoyed the first half of the book, and I am surprised that my guess for the culprit is on the beam compared to the last two books. However, the "cover-up" part that takes up the second half was a miss for me. Characters Pip's character is beguiling than ever. I love seeing how much Pippa had grown; from the good girl we used to see, to this morally grey character that we least expected. She's become harried, and less strait-laced as one might expect from someone with a history of becoming involved in murder investigations, yet still so identifiable that it seemed like I was on the dark, terrible ride with her. There wasn't much I would say for Ravi since he proved to be the loveliest and the most lovable. It's so facetious how a mystery book could give me too many feelings for its character. Ravi is so caring and understanding, he was there for Pippa and continue to do so until the last book. He's just so perfect. Hands down, Boyfriend of the Year! Ending "Hey Sarge, remember me?" "..." The series has ended yet it leaves me with an unsettling feeling. The odd turn between Pippa and Ravi was something uncalled for, I hated it. I am not a big fan of an open ending, though it is made known that it ends as to how we would want it to be. I was a bit disappointed that this one does not live up to my expectation. Nevertheless, since it burst on the scene two years ago, the A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series has been one of my favourites and one that I would cherish for a long time. I'd miss all these characters and all hail Ravi Singh! I'd be looking forward to the author's other books. [3.5/5]

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sofie |

    well fuck me for flying through the first two books not knowing this wasn't out yet well fuck me for flying through the first two books not knowing this wasn't out yet

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    ‘Pip had asked for this, wished for it, begged for it. One last case, the right one, to fix all of the cracks inside herself. Save herself to save herself. That’s why she had to do this her way.’ I have really enjoyed this entire series. For me, though, this was probably my least favorite out of the three novels. Pip’s character changed a lot since the end of the last novel and not in a good way. I missed the ‘old’ Pip’s self-assurance and determination. The storyline dragged in the beginning onl ‘Pip had asked for this, wished for it, begged for it. One last case, the right one, to fix all of the cracks inside herself. Save herself to save herself. That’s why she had to do this her way.’ I have really enjoyed this entire series. For me, though, this was probably my least favorite out of the three novels. Pip’s character changed a lot since the end of the last novel and not in a good way. I missed the ‘old’ Pip’s self-assurance and determination. The storyline dragged in the beginning only picking up the pace around the half-way point. I did figure out the twist pretty early on and thought ‘old’ Pip would’ve figured it out a lil sooner. This final chapter is ‘darker’ and the ending left me a bit disappointed, however, I still think that this is a fun ‘Nancy Drew’ish series. 3.5 stars for this one; 4.5 stars for the series as a whole. ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    This is the easiest five stars I’ve given ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ WOW. I am an emotional wreck after finishing this. I don’t think I can actually express the amount of love I have for this series, and how connected I feel to every single character in here. It’s incredibly rare that YA mysteries get a five star rating from me, but with this series I don’t even hesitate. Holly Jackson’s writing just hits all the right spots for me. In the third instalment of the A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder series, we are reint This is the easiest five stars I’ve given ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ WOW. I am an emotional wreck after finishing this. I don’t think I can actually express the amount of love I have for this series, and how connected I feel to every single character in here. It’s incredibly rare that YA mysteries get a five star rating from me, but with this series I don’t even hesitate. Holly Jackson’s writing just hits all the right spots for me. In the third instalment of the A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder series, we are reintroduced to Pip, who is struggling a lot with PTSD brought on from the two cases that have been haunting her ever since they began. A new case emerges and this time, it’s all about Pip. She has a stalker. The police won’t listen, so she takes matters into her own hands, again. She discovers a huge connection between her stalker and a local serial killer. Then Pip, accompanied by her ever supportive boyfriend Ravi, begins to look into the case, and huge twists and turns begin to unravel.. I was NOT expecting the story to go in the direction it did.. but WOW I loved it! I was hooked from the beginning and I literally loved every second of this book. I was so excited to catch up with Pip and Ravi again. They are the cutest together and Ravi omg, literally my favourite character ever. He’s so pure and soft and always so supportive of Pip. The last part of this book broke me a little bit, but overall I adored every second of this. I’m not sure if this is the last book in the series, but I’m really hoping not because I LOVE diving into the world of Pip and Ravi. If you’re looking for a YA mystery, please please pick up this series, I guarantee you will not regret it!

  16. 4 out of 5

    nαомι αndιno

    A Good Girl's Guide to Murder ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Good Girl, Bad Blood ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ As Good As Dead ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s so rare to 5 star all the books in a trilogy but this one deserves it. As Good As Dead was is much darker than the previous books and also it’s everything I wanted when I picked this series up. I’m so happy with how it turned out. Also, I’m sad because the series is now over. Oh, and also I’m really angry with how it ended. I was extremely emotionally invested in this book and my heart was pounding so fast in A Good Girl's Guide to Murder ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Good Girl, Bad Blood ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ As Good As Dead ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s so rare to 5 star all the books in a trilogy but this one deserves it. As Good As Dead was is much darker than the previous books and also it’s everything I wanted when I picked this series up. I’m so happy with how it turned out. Also, I’m sad because the series is now over. Oh, and also I’m really angry with how it ended. I was extremely emotionally invested in this book and my heart was pounding so fast in so many scenes. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is officially my favorite YA murder mystery series and I definitely plan on rereading it sometime. I hope Holly Jackson continues to write more books (even if they’re not about Pip) and I’ll be first in line to get a copy.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lia Carstairs

    After the way Good Girl, Bad Blood ended, I NEED THIS NOW and that cover/title isn't helping After the way Good Girl, Bad Blood ended, I NEED THIS NOW and that cover/title isn't helping

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ƥiya

    I finished this. I FINISHED THIS- my MOST anticipated book of the year ALL TIME-and you guessed it right- I'm as good as dead. ✨4 Shiny Stars✨ And please don't hate me Holly Jackson, but I didn't fall in love with this book as much as I hoped to. I'm sorry, trust me, I really am. I spend almost all the time in these past months waiting and dreaming for this book and no it is not a case of too-high expectations, IT IS NOT. It is just that I could think of two different ways how this would've ended ( I finished this. I FINISHED THIS- my MOST anticipated book of the year ALL TIME-and you guessed it right- I'm as good as dead. ✨4 Shiny Stars✨ And please don't hate me Holly Jackson, but I didn't fall in love with this book as much as I hoped to. I'm sorry, trust me, I really am. I spend almost all the time in these past months waiting and dreaming for this book and no it is not a case of too-high expectations, IT IS NOT. It is just that I could think of two different ways how this would've ended (view spoiler)[ Not talking about how Pippa isolated herself from Ravi and everyone but how she was out there walking in the woods when she very well knew that the DT was out there looking for her (hide spoiler)] And I thought this was going to be a series of 4 books but it's just a trilogy I'll miss my Pippa and Ravi This is a spoiler-free review but can and will include minor spoilers for the previous two books Because It was inevitable. Full circle. The end was the beginning and the beginning was the end. Back to the very start, to the origin, to set it all right. 🚨Quck Scroll for those who haven't read any of the previous two masterpieces. Y'all are missing on big stuff by the way🚨 Three different stories, but one interconnected knot. And in the center of that writhing knot, grinning at her from the dark, was {Spoiler} SCREAMING. JUST SCREAMING AT THIS POINT. WHAT WAS THAT?? WHAT WAS THAT? WHAT WAS THAT? And also crying and the big thing is that...wait for it... I have no idea why. Is it because this book didn't deliver all I wanted? Is it because of that ending?? I seriously have no clue. Okay.Okay. Okay. OKAY. OKAY. *having second thoughts about writing the whole review thing* I can write this review. I can manage to be coherent and sensible for 2 minutes. Right? So, In AGGTM we see Pip solving a five-year-old case based on a feeling she had about Sal never committing anything like murder ( everyone knows that the school project was just an excuse) Pip had told the story, but she never really told the heart of it: that it had broken her In the follow-up, Good Girl Bad Blood, Pip is solving the disappearance of her friend Connor's brother, Jamie ( reluctantly and only because no one else would) The book alternates in between podcasts and is awesome. Also, we can see Ravi tracking the idiot aka Max Hasting's court proceedings. ‘I will not retract my statement and I will not lie and say the audio file was doctored. I called him a rapist because he is a rapist. I will be dead before I ever apologize to you.’ She bared her teeth at Max, the rage curling her spine, coating her skin. And this is why * points a finger at the quote upwards* that we know Pippa is a queen. Here, in As Good As Dead, Pippa.. oh my sweet dear Pippa is broken. All those things, Stanley Forbes, Max Hastings, the grey areas, the what-ifs, Becca Bell- they did break her. She is going through PTSD and no she is not doing well. It was her against them this time. No Andie Bell, no Sal Singh, no Elliot Ward or Becca Bell, no Jamie Reynolds or Charlie Green or Stanley Forbes, and no Jane Doe. The game had changed. Her against them. Save herself to save herself. This time, unlike the two previous, Pippa wants a case to keep herself occupied. To stop herself from seeing blood all the time and from feeling the weight of those dead eyes. The reason this book is different from the rest is because of this aspect alone. The only reason Pippa wanted to solve the crime earlier was to bring the truth out in the open. Not so anymore. "Pip could solve this case, save Jane Doe, but the most important point was that Jane Doe would save her. One more case would do it, put everything right. Just one more." And she did. She righted everything. The first half of this book went with me trying very hard not to cry after every chapter but that plot twist thingy that happened in the middle is the reason this book is missing that one star. Hear me out and tell me if I'm wrong. *possible spoiler* So, you've been receiving threats, you know that it is going to be just hours or even minutes and you'll be gone. So what do you do? You start walking towards the woods? No. This is unacceptable. This is not Pippa behavior. Pippa who has a plan for everything is not going to be this stupid. *spoiler ends* But other than that? This was awesome. IN ALL WAYS POSSIBLE. My Pippa and Ravi. I love them so much awkedhqieuthwrhb ‘Hey, that’s not true.’ Ravi held her hands even tighter in his. ‘I believe you. I will always believe you, whatever it is. That’s my job, OK?’ He held her eyes, and that was good because hers suddenly felt wet and heavy, too heavy to hold alone. ‘It’s me and you, trouble. Team Ravi and Pip. Ravi walked her home, and they didn’t speak, they just held hands, like they’d given everything already and there were no words left. Only three of them, the only three that mattered as Ravi said goodbye at her front drive. I swear you could hear my heartbreaking all the way to China. The Writing? Top-notch as always. This is how lyrical writing is supposed to be. When you say there's blood on your hands you clarify moments later that you thought it was blood. You don't wait for the readers to die of madness * glares at that book* ( you've got to be living inside my head if you happen to know what book I'm talking about) Guess who will spend the rest of her life waiting for the fourth book? Thanks for reading this so far!! You've reached the bottom pit of the chaos. ............................................ Edit#2 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I have the book. I HAVE THE BOOK!!!!!!!! Edit#1 Oh My God!! We have a release date and description. It's coming on - 5/08/2021! I can't wait!! I'll probably be as good as dead by the time this comes out 5th August could you come sooner??

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sian

    Was this absolutely fucking fantastic? yes. Did I really fucking hate the ending? Also, yes. Emotionally it just felt unresolved but everything else was perfect.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Gabrielle

    Do yourself a favor and please read this series. Each book becomes darker and more complex than the last, making the events of the entire trilogy come full circle in a way you can’t even begin to imagine. When the climax started to occur in the middle of this book, I was wholly unprepared, and my main thought was: what the heck are the next 200 pages about? The turn this story took was unexpected and amazing. Whilst I foresaw a few of the other twists coming, that didn’t take away from the impact Do yourself a favor and please read this series. Each book becomes darker and more complex than the last, making the events of the entire trilogy come full circle in a way you can’t even begin to imagine. When the climax started to occur in the middle of this book, I was wholly unprepared, and my main thought was: what the heck are the next 200 pages about? The turn this story took was unexpected and amazing. Whilst I foresaw a few of the other twists coming, that didn’t take away from the impact they had. I’m usually all for a “realistic” ending rather than one where everything is resolved just a little too perfectly. This series may be the exception to that – I wanted that perfect happy ending so bad. Thus, I have chosen to ignore the last two chapters as well as the epilogue. What epilogue? I don't know what you speak of. But all in all, this was a very worthy conclusion to one of my new favorite trilogies. Super ready for whatever Holly Jackson chooses to write next.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

    *2.5 stars There are many thoughts. I don't think I can wrap my head around what just happened, I just know I started sobbing while on FaceTime with my friend. I don't know how to feel. Without a doubt, though, this is going to be the most polarizing book of the series. Huge note before we start that although the first two books are 13/14+, this book is more like 16+. In my opinion, the more unaware about the plot you go into the book, the better. However, know that this book is dark and it is so *2.5 stars There are many thoughts. I don't think I can wrap my head around what just happened, I just know I started sobbing while on FaceTime with my friend. I don't know how to feel. Without a doubt, though, this is going to be the most polarizing book of the series. Huge note before we start that although the first two books are 13/14+, this book is more like 16+. In my opinion, the more unaware about the plot you go into the book, the better. However, know that this book is dark and it is sometimes graphic. Please check TW (listed at the bottom). I also don't want this review to deter you from reading the book. I know many readers yearn for more after the ending of book 2, and I encourage you to read this book and form opinions of your own. Again, this book is super polarizing, so even though I didn't like it as much, that doesn't mean you'll dislike it too. Also, don't let this review deter you from starting the series as a whole -- I rated book 1 5 stars and book 2 like 100/5 stars. It's worth it. Now time for some more thoughts. In terms of the positive, I thought the darker turn this book took was interesting, and I like the deep connections there were between this book and the previous two. Like book 2, some big players come back again. Pip and Ravi's banter was reminiscent of the first two books and was really cute, as always, and I liked how Pip considered Ravi as a cornerstone of everything good in the world. My favorite part about this book was the questions it raised. Think of the ending of book 2 but multiplied by 10. You just wonder - did this person deserve their fate? Did this person repent for their sins? Who deserves to walk free, and who deserves to be punished? What makes a good person? If anything is clear, it's that no one is fully good or bad. This entire book lies in the gray area. Moving onto the things I didn't like as much. My biggest critique is the plot. The plot took a huge turn about 50% in, and that's also where my feelings for the book started to waver a bit. Were the decisions Pip made good? That's for you to determine. (Though, objectively, they're not the best) I know that even though I personally didn't agree with many of those decisions, there is always a degree of nuance in everything. I just.. my morals were really tested here. Also, the plot of the last 50% was less engaging for me; the first and second halves of the book are really so different, and I found the first part much more interesting than the second. I also feel like there were a lot of loose ends that could have been straightened out (beyond the ones that were intentionally left open). The book tried to come full circle, but there was a lot left to question (maybe that's the point) and maybe it's not even possible for a full-circle moment to even occur. My biggest comfort with the first two books was the relationships Pip had in her life: her friends, family, and Ravi. And although they were still there, the plot of this book made me lose a little faith in these relationships. It all falls in a gray area. That's all I'm going to say. I came into this book wanting closure. I don't think I got it. Maybe that's a commentary. Overall, I still love the AGGGTM series, but this book just wasn't my cup of tea. Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Children's for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. CW: murder, arson, kidnapping, PTSD, drugging, substance abuse (drugs), rape (mentioned)

  22. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie

    AAAH I AM NOT OKAY

  23. 4 out of 5

    Maisha Farzana

    =》5 killing stars The Efficaciously dark, tricky, twisty and thought provoking conclusion to one of the best YA series out there. Holly Jackson totally nailed it this time. "As Good as Dead" is the third and concluding book in the infamous and beloved "A Good Girl's Guide to Murder" series. Pip Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the way her last investigation ended. Soon she’ll be leaving for Cambridge University but then another case finds her . . . and this time it’s all about Pip. It's Pip who's is in da =》5 killing stars The Efficaciously dark, tricky, twisty and thought provoking conclusion to one of the best YA series out there. Holly Jackson totally nailed it this time. "As Good as Dead" is the third and concluding book in the infamous and beloved "A Good Girl's Guide to Murder" series. Pip Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the way her last investigation ended. Soon she’ll be leaving for Cambridge University but then another case finds her . . . and this time it’s all about Pip. It's Pip who's is in danger. Online threats. Someone wants her dead. They keeps asking : Who will look for you when you’re the one who disappears? And it’s not just online. Pip has a stalker who knows where she lives. The police refuse to act and then Pip finds connections between her stalker and a local serial killer. The killer has been in prison for six years, but Pip suspects that the wrong man is behind bars. As the deadly game plays out, Pip realises that everything in Little Kilton is finally coming full circle. In this book, we get to meet a new Pippa Fitz-Amobi. Pip is not anymore our sweet, funny, hilarious girl who loved to joke around and enjoy her life fully. We all know what happened at the end of. The events mentioned in the prequel has changed Pip completely. The death of and the contradictions of most of the poeple of the town, had a huge affect on Pip. She has been struggling a lot. Struggling to sleep, to smile and mostly to be her true self. This book is so unsettling and creepy, setting the tone for the darker tale hidden within. You just have to know what happens next. It's fast paced and engaging. It's intriguingly thrilling and will keep you at the edge of your seat the whole time I loved how Jackson is unafraid of delving right into Pip’s trauma and how that’s affected her life. She has wonderfully portrayed grief, guilt, loss, trauma and various syndromes of PTSD in this book. Once you get inside of our broken Pip's head, I promise you can't help but feel empathy and love for her. It's dark, really really dark. There are more than one twists. One of them, you'll surely see coming but the other one??? I bet nobody will be able to predict. As Holly Jackson wander into Pip's conflicted mind and continues discovering some perilous territory, the readers are soon pulled into deadly game of "right and wrong". What happens when the judicial system is unsuccessful to provide you justice? How can you judge what's right and what's wrong until you are in the victims' shoes? The ethical and moral ambiguity of the book also increases, leading to some really thought-provoking discussions about justice and revenge. Some readers may not like the events that takes place in the book or the decisions Pip and others take but I personally didn't face that much of problems. I'm pretty sure that this book is going to turn into a controversial one. Netherless I enjoyed it a lot. Really really appreciate the author's brave approach. Pippa is our hero. She always will be. A must read YA thriller series in my opinion. I would highly recommend it. All of the three books are unique and good. Talking about this particular one, the pacing was a bit messy at times. Way too much descriptions at some parts. The story dragged a little from time to time. But overall, it was mind blowing. Once you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down.

  24. 4 out of 5

    arushi

    edit : may 2021 attention people, this is NOT A DRILL WE HAVE THE TITLE, COVER AND THE DESCRIPTION IT'S ALMOST HERE AHHHHHH ---------------------------------------- I have to wait a whole year for this - let's skip over 2020 please. edit : may 2021 attention people, this is NOT A DRILL WE HAVE THE TITLE, COVER AND THE DESCRIPTION IT'S ALMOST HERE AHHHHHH ---------------------------------------- I have to wait a whole year for this - let's skip over 2020 please.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Celia McMahon

    Name a better trilogy than this. I'll wait. Tick, tock, tick, tock, can't name one? Well, that's because *screams in book nerd* THERE ISN'T ONE. If I could go back in time and forget I read these books just so I could read them again for the first time I would. I can't say that about a lot of books because sometimes ten minutes after I finish a book I immediately forget all about it making the review super duper difficult. But not this one. I will keep you here all day. I will write essays, crea Name a better trilogy than this. I'll wait. Tick, tock, tick, tock, can't name one? Well, that's because *screams in book nerd* THERE ISN'T ONE. If I could go back in time and forget I read these books just so I could read them again for the first time I would. I can't say that about a lot of books because sometimes ten minutes after I finish a book I immediately forget all about it making the review super duper difficult. But not this one. I will keep you here all day. I will write essays, create powerpoints and draw a diagram on why this book was amazing and will live rent-free in my mind forever. Where do I start? Ok, well, for those who read Good Girl, Bad Blood, you know what happens and I won't spoil it for those who haven't read it yet. But AGAD starts where we left off. Pip isn't OK. Not at all. She's spiraling out of control, fueled by the events of book one and two. She is no longer the determined, fierce go-getter we saw in AGGGTM. Part of her transformation is why I loved this last installment so much. This poor girl has seen some s&^t and any normal person would react the same way. She's haunted by those who have died, and she needs a big fat frappe and a trip to Disney World badly. But not right now because we don't want the COVID, but you get the idea. Strange things start happening to her, and nobody wants to believe her. Nobody wants to help. They think she's paranoid because of her ptsd. But they are dead wrong. Holly Jackson must have planned out all three books simultaneously because there are things in book one that make so much more sense in book three. I do have to say, I was NOT expecting what happened to happen. At first, it felt a little out of character, but GOD did it make for some good tension. I felt that stress in my bones. I've seen some of the one or two-star reviews. Could Holly have written this book differently? Sure. But guess what? It's her book. This is where she wanted Pip, and I have to give respect where respect is due. She took a big chance with the events of this book and I have a feeling it will tip people this way or that with no wiggle room. But honestly, I had not felt this much anxiety and dread reading a book, and I base my rating based on how a book takes hold of my emotions. Could Pip's story have gone up a different path? Yes. But good God did this story punch me in the face because you guys and gals are going to riot when this book gets in your hands. It is brutal, and it is shocking and it will take you on a rollercoaster ride of feels. I shall close out this review with a QUOTE and leave you to your own devices. I loved the book. I want a fourth book. Give me more PIP! “Revenge is sweet and not fattening.” ― Alfred Hitchcock

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kate (GirlReading)

    4.5* Holly Jackson really WENT THERE. This book took a turn I couldn’t have predicted for this series and I’m so happy Holly decided did it in the unapologetic way she did. This book was darker, creepier and more disturbing than the previous two and whilst I’m ever so slightly in two minds about the way it ended and I foresaw a few of the twists, this was beyond addictive and possibly my favourite of the trilogy? I mean, I literally nearly made myself late for work reading this book because it w 4.5* Holly Jackson really WENT THERE. This book took a turn I couldn’t have predicted for this series and I’m so happy Holly decided did it in the unapologetic way she did. This book was darker, creepier and more disturbing than the previous two and whilst I’m ever so slightly in two minds about the way it ended and I foresaw a few of the twists, this was beyond addictive and possibly my favourite of the trilogy? I mean, I literally nearly made myself late for work reading this book because it was so impossible to put down and if that doesn’t say ‘hey, this book is pretty great’ I don’t know what will. Holly Jackson is without a doubt one of YA’s greatest thriller writers and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

  27. 5 out of 5

    ApoorvaReads

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 3.5 stars ⭐️ “Besides, she had a plan. Pip Fitz-Amobi always had a plan, whether hastily thrown together or spun slowly and agonizingly. This had been the latter. This person, this version of who she was, it was only temporary. Because she had a plan to fix herself. To get her normal life back. And she was working on it right now.” I’m having a really hard time choosing between 3 or 4 stars for this one which really sucks cause it gives me immense pain to rate this book below 5 stars🥲 Holly Ja 3.5 stars ⭐️ “Besides, she had a plan. Pip Fitz-Amobi always had a plan, whether hastily thrown together or spun slowly and agonizingly. This had been the latter. This person, this version of who she was, it was only temporary. Because she had a plan to fix herself. To get her normal life back. And she was working on it right now.” I’m having a really hard time choosing between 3 or 4 stars for this one which really sucks cause it gives me immense pain to rate this book below 5 stars🥲 Holly Jackson has been one of my favourite YA mystery authors and her writing always sucks me in and I really loved AGGGTM and GGBB but this book felt short or rather the last 50% did. “This was what she wanted, wasn’t it? Just this. Normal life. People you could count on your fingers who cared about you as much as you cared about them. The people who would look for you if you disappeared. Could she bottle this feeling, live off it for a while? Fill herself with something good and ignore the slick of blood on her hands, not think about the gun in the sound of that mug hitting the table or those dead eyes waiting for her in the darkness of a blink?” The book started on a strong note and I was really invested in the whole stalker drama. I mean what’s more thrilling than having a stalker who wants to kill you and leaves dead pigeons at your door🤩 I wish the book was just about her finding out the serial killer and then proving it to the authorities that he was the real culprit and not the one who was in jail but instead imagine my shock when Pip killed the serial killer and the whole book changed its direction from ”finding the serial killer” to ”getting away with the serial killer’s murder”. What pissed me off about this sudden turn was the change in Pip, i mean i do get that the last 2 cases had taken a toll on her and given the trauma she went through in the second book but I just didn’t like her sudden changed attitude in this book. I couldn’t recognise her anymore. What I loved about Pip in the previous books was her ability to get justice and put the right man behind the bars but for me her getting away with a murder and proving another man guilty was just a no . I’m not saying that Max was innocent fully but I feel like he should’ve gone to jail for the offence he did and not a fake crime he didn’t do, you know? Not pip becoming Elliot Ward🤡🤡🥲🥲 The book also had many unrealistic scenes like her getting away with tampering the body and how she fooled the forensics and everyone and also how she used her friends as alibi and though she didn’t make them lie for her, I still felt that she was a hypocrite and was doing what Max did in book 1. Her killing someone and justifying it by saying that ”our justice system is shit so lemme take matter into my own hands” is so WRONG. I do get that this is a fiction but I can’t condone this. “Someone out there hated her, wanted to hurt her and that made them bad. On the other side was her, and maybe she wasn’t all good, but she couldn’t be all bad. Two opposing sides, as clean as she could hope for. And this time, she was the subject. If she got things wrong again, there would be no collateral, no blood on her hands. Only hers. But if she got it right, maybe this could be the thing to fix her.” I wouldn’t say i hate this book fully or loved it but this is probably my least favourite in the series. I wish the book didn’t take the turn it took and rather dealt with the first half. “Hey, that’s not true.’ Ravi held her hands even tighter in his. ‘I believe you. I will always believe you, whatever it is. That’s my job, OK?’ He held her eyes, and that was good because hers suddenly felt wet and heavy, too heavy to hold alone. ‘It’s me and you, trouble. Team Ravi and Pip. Someone left those birds for you, and the chalk, you don’t have to try prove otherwise. Trust yourself.” What I did love about this book was the Ravi and Pip moments✨🥰🥺 I loved how Ravi was always there for her and they were legit so cute sksks. Can i please get a guy like Ravi🥺🥺 “The truth doesn’t matter,’ Pip said, digging her nails into her thigh. The Pip from last year wouldn’t recognize this one today. That lively-eyed girl and her school project, naïvely clinging to the truth, wrapping it around herself like a blanket. But the Pip sitting here was a different person and she knew better. The truth had burned her too many times; it couldn’t be trusted.” Overall, this book wasn’t what I expected it to be and I don’t know if im happy with the ending or not. I hope Holly keeps on writing mystery books though, she has a real talent!🤍🤍

  28. 5 out of 5

    The Lost Heroine

    A Good Girl's Guide to Murder was good. Good Girl, Bad Blood was pretty amazing But this, this was pure perfection. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder was good. Good Girl, Bad Blood was pretty amazing But this, this was pure perfection.

  29. 5 out of 5

    megs_bookrack

    Love this cover so freaking much; simple, yet effective! It's going to look fantastic on my shelves with the other two. Releasing this Fall? I'm so excited!! ((cartwheels to computer to preorder)) Love this cover so freaking much; simple, yet effective! It's going to look fantastic on my shelves with the other two. Releasing this Fall? I'm so excited!! ((cartwheels to computer to preorder))

  30. 5 out of 5

    A place called Bookland

    WE HV A COVER AND A TITLE!!!! LES GOOOOO!!!! I hvnt even read the second one yet😂😂❤️

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