** I received an e-Arc of "As Good As Dead" by Holly Jackson from the publisher for the book tour conducted by TBR and Beyond tours. All reviews are my own and unbiased.**
Stalking, PTSD, Murder, Drug abuse, Abduction
About the book:
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…
I've continuously raved about A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, and how awesome it is, and this is no surprise that I loved the whole trilogy with my whole heart. It started out like a light young adult mystery and proceeded to be much darker with each book in the series. The easy-going Pip went through so much and has seen so much that she has grown into the best morally grey character I could think of, and her transformation had me heartbroken, awestruck, and so many more feelings that I couldn't even describe!
The book pacing was really fast, and I finished the whole book in a single sitting. The format of the writing remains the same from the first two books, and it makes me feel like I'm discovering all the facts and clues and truth alongside Pip, which kept me on the edge of my seat.
Also, the character development was just awesome. It was like a deep dive into the different personality wrappers around Pip, discovering each one individually at levels I didn't know was possible through a book. She really felt like she was a real friend I have, and I was watching and feeling those things with her in my heart...and that was surreal.
Ever since I read the first book, some things felt missing. It felt like we were discovering certain clues to forget about it the next instant, there were some gaps. Well, it turns out, it all came together in the end. It all felt cohesive and seamlessly tied the books together, giving a much-needed and well-rounded closure.
Although this was a thriller, I just couldn't stop awning over Pip and Ravi. You really need to read the books to experience this beautiful bond that truly has seen it all.
Overall, I'll forever be raving about it because it's just awesome. I'm sad this was the last book, cause I would love to see more of Pip and how she grows and matures.
I would include the whole book if I could, trust me. It's so difficult to choose one or two or a couple out of the whole book.
Her judgement day would come, but for now, Pip walked and she promised. That's all. One foot in front of the other, even if she had to drag them, even when the hole in her heart felt too big to keep standing. She walked and she promised and he was with her, Ravi's fingers slotting in between hers in the way they used to fit, fingertips in the dips of her knuckles.
5 / 5
About the author:
Holly Jackson started writing stories at a young age, completing her first (poor) attempt at a novel when she was fifteen. She graduated from the University of Nottingham, where she studied literary linguistics and creative writing, with a master’s degree in English. She enjoys playing video games and watching true-crime documentaries so she can pretend to be a detective. She lives in London. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is her debut novel.
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