Book Review: As Good As Dead (A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder #3) by Holly Jackson

“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.”

The third book in the A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder series released earlier this year, As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson picks up with Pip Fitz-Amobi who 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.

Pip is used to online death threats, but there’s one that catches her eye, someone who 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. If Pip doesn’t find the answers, this time she will be the one who disappears…

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READALONG: Good Girl, Bad Blood (A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder #2) by Holly Jackson

“But justice doesn’t exist, and the truth doesn’t matter, not in the real world.”

The second book in the A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder series, Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson picks up with Pip who is releasing the first series of her true-crime podcast about the murder case she solved last year with the help of her now-boyfriend, Ravi. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her. She is not a detective anymore. But then someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared, and the police won’t do anything about it. So if they won’t look for Jamie, Pip will. And this time, everyone is listening.

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Book Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

“I might seem like the ideal student: homework always in early, every extra credit and extracurricular I can get my hands on, the good girl and the high achiever. But I realized something just now: it’s not ambition, not entirely. It’s fear. Because I don’t know who I am when I’m not working, when I’m not focused on or totally consumed by a task. Who am I between the projects and the assignments, when there’s nothing to do? I haven’t found her yet and it scares me. Maybe that’s why, for my senior capstone project this year, I decided to solve a murder.”

Published in 2019, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson follows Pippa Fitz-Amobi who chooses to investigate a closed case in her small town for her final year project, focusing on the disappearance of schoolgirl Andie Bell, who was supposedly murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But Pippa isn’t so sure. As Pippa starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden, how far will the real killer go to keep her from the truth?

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