2022 · mystery · ya

Book Review: As Good as Dead by Holly Jackson

Title: As Good as Dead

Author: Holly Jackson


The highly-anticipated finale to the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series, the instant bestsellers that read like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end of this mystery series, you’ll never think of good girls the same way again…

Pip is about to head to college, but she is still haunted by the way her last investigation ended. She’s used to online death threats in the wake of her viral true-crime podcast, but she can’t help noticing an anonymous person who keeps asking her: Who will look for you when you’re the one who disappears?

Soon the threats escalate and Pip realizes that someone is following her in real life. When she starts to find connections between her stalker and a local serial killer caught six years ago, she wonders if maybe the wrong man is behind bars.

Police refuse to act, so Pip has only one choice: find the suspect herself—or be the next victim. As the deadly game plays out, Pip discovers that everything in her small town is coming full circle . . .and if she doesn’t find the answers, this time she will be the one who disappears. . .


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

This series was such a roller coaster, but the only thing I gotta say is, I’m sorry I didn’t read it sooner.

This review contains spoilers so if you haven’t read the book, I advise not to continue on reading this review. Thank you.

This book was the darkest of the 3 and I gotta admit, it was scary af. I found myself wondering what I would do if I had a serial killer stalking me and this all resulted in a few sleepless nights.

The major plot-twist was really something I would never expect in a million years. Our beloved Pip became a murdered and soon this turned into How To Get Away with Murder. This really made think into if this was morally right or wrong. I love how the whole series deals with the fact that no one is truly only evil or only good. All the characters are very complex, including Pip.

That being said this made me so paranoid and anxious, there was this voice in my head saying ‘Nope, she’s gonna get caught’ but even though she’s basically a murderer, I found myself hoping no one would ever find out.

I did enjoy the ending although I was hoping it would be a bit different, I was expecting a bit more from it. However, there is no denying that this whole series is freaking amazing and truly one of a kind. Plus, you just can’t stop reading it! A perfect YA mystery.

I’m curious to read other works by this author because I loved this! I know this book in particular had some mixed opinions so I wonder if you guys enjoyed it and what were your thoughts. Let me know down below!

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3 thoughts on “Book Review: As Good as Dead by Holly Jackson

  1. Aah, I am so glad you enjoyed this book! I agree about it being very dark and scary, and the characters being supremely complex- but that’s just the beauty of this book!
    Loved the review, Soph!


  2. omg as good as dead was a RIDE! 😂 I love this series with all my heart, and I think this was the perfect finale. I totally agree with like everything you said lol, while the plot twist was so unexpected, it was fascinating (and terrifying hah). You write super well! I ranted a bit more and talk about why it’s a controversial book in my review here 😊 https://hundredsandthousandsofbooks.blog/2022/08/11/a-controversial-thriller-as-good-as-dead-review/


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