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As Good As Dead (A Good Girls Guide to Murder, Book 3)
As Good As Dead (A Good Girls Guide to Murder, Book 3) | Holly Jackson
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THE THIRD AND FINAL THRILLING BOOK IN THE BESTSELLING AND AWARD-WINNING A GOOD GIRLS GUIDE TO MURDER TRILOGY
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EmilieGR
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Mehso-so

I guess I knew the series had to end this way, considering the name, but it felt a bit forced and lacked some of the charm of the other two books in the series. There‘s not much of a mystery here- more of a thriller- and I missed sleuth-Pippa.

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Melancholy2243
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Pickpick

Finally completed the series. Wasn't expecting this but god. It's a lot to take in. I just really hope Ravi and Pip get their own story because really, they truly deserve a normal. Otherwise fantastic series. Although yes, I do like the first two books better. This one just was a lot. It's good. But it also really made me sad.

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Smartypants
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Mehso-so

Finally finished the last book in the series. I sort of wish there was a disclaimer that you must read all three books to get the full story. However, this was a good #YA #mystery

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graysonslibrary
Pickpick

An amazing finish to a great series. This book really tied in the whole series so well and it was fun seeing everything come together in the end. I really could not put this book down. 4.5/5 ⭐️

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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Pickpick

Both happy and sad that I finished this #series. Though I love the first book more than the other two, this made a perfect ending. This book is more dramatic than the other two, unpredictable. First time I read detective series based in small town. Looking forward to read such series. All suggestions are welcome 💐🥰4⭐️ for the whole series #seriesread2022 #bookspinbingo

TheSpineView Awesome! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
Ruthiella I think the Louise Penny books are mostly set in the same small village in Canada, Three Pines. You might want to check it out. The first book is 3mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @Ruthiella definitely I will 😀👍🏻 thank you 😊 3mo
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Allylu
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Pickpick

I finished this book this morning. I had an hour to go last night and I couldn‘t stay up any longer - old person troubles. I‘m not sure I liked how it ended. Pip is so intelligent and she “knows things” that often help her navigate situations, but I worry about her future. Have you worried about characters after you‘ve closed a book. It‘s not just me, right? She was trying to break the circle, the end is the beginning. Sometimes whiney, but good.

Clwojick Way to go! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Allylu
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I‘m back in the head of Pip Fitz-Amobi and I didn‘t realize how much I missed her. Same feelings, same rush, same What-will-happen-next vibe. So exciting. I‘m going to have a giant book-hangover when I‘m done! Holly Jackson, you are doing it again…

Clwojick These books have been on my TBR for ages. Still haven‘t read any of them. 😅 3mo
Allylu @Clwojick You should put them on your TBR for the fall. The audiobooks are really good. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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ninergrl6
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Pickpick

Trilogy complete! I can‘t believe I read this entire series this month. The third installment diverged from the style of the previous books and is probably my least favorite of the three, but it was still a page turner and had a satisfying resolution that neatly tied back to the beginning. I need to read something light next — I‘ve been engrossed in murder mysteries too long and looked at all the stuff in my dad‘s garage as weapons 🥴 #ya #mystery

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ClairesReads
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Panpan

I‘ll just say the wheels really fell off with this one. It makes a promising start in a similar way to the first two books in the series. But unfortunately the turn this story takes is both unbelievable in its detail, and untrue to the characters that have been developed over the first two books. Very disappointing.

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Shemac77
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Pickpick

Fantastic ending. Interesting where she took the plot.

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IReadThereforeIBlog
Pickpick

The conclusion to Holly Jackson‘s YA thriller trilogy is a dark and unsettling affair that works as a natural progression to the earlier two books (both in terms of plot and character) but there is a disturbing message here about how police and criminal justice system failures justify turning vigilante without any real consideration of proportionality or personal responsibility and I think the book loses something because of that.

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ElizaMarie
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Pickpick

I don‘t know what to think. I liked it overall but it did take a different vibe than I thought it would that really took me out of the story a bit. Anyway, overall a “pick”

Finished this while I was in the car wash :)

#the52bookclub2022 28 Award-Winning Book

wisherwishinguponastar I love car washes. I would happily sit in an hour long car wash and read! I really like the picture! 5mo
ElizaMarie @booksellerofyourdiscontent Me too. I love the sounds, the colors, and just the gentle rocking of your car back and forth. Kinda my “happy place“
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Cathy_J
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Panpan

I really enjoyed the first 2 books but sadly the series took a bit of a turn and lost me. There were some plot developments I just couldn't get on board with.

MyNamesParadise I agree the book took a turn that I wasn‘t expecting and thought it was out of character but I still really enjoyed it. 6mo
Cathy_J @MyNamesParadise It was a difficult one for me to rate. I really liked the first two so I probably went in with some high expectations which didn't help 😁 5mo
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Shemac77
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When your niece makes you finish the series with her…

Cathythoughts Lovely pic ❤️👯 6mo
SRWCF Family fun! 6mo
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ElizaMarie
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The reviews make me nervous because I enjoyed the other two. So...:: fingers crossed:: it is good. Will see! This is my next #AudioCommute #AudioCleaning book.

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TheReadingRaccoon
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Panpan

Sadly, I did not enjoy this third installment in the Good Girl‘s Guide To Murder series. Pip was a mess during most of the book, made terrible decisions and it had zero sense of wit. Not even “gallows humor”. It‘s completely overwritten with flowery language and descriptions that do nothing for the plot. There was one scene where Pip is trying to talk with a dry throat and it‘s painful to read. It just goes on and on about the dry clicking noise.

KristiAhlers I loathed the third book. I felt betrayed actually by how messy she made Pip. But the first two books were really good. 6mo
TheReadingRaccoon Such a bummer! 5mo
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Vanessa
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Pickpick

I had intentions yesterday to do All the Things. Instead, I spent the day unable to tear myself away from this. I know quite a few did not like the turn this took or the way it ended, but I did. I think it gives the overall story arc and the main character so much more complexity to talk about.

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KristiAhlers
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Mehso-so

Book 3 and the end of the series and it KILLS me to say this one didn‘t measure up to the first two. Granted Pip‘s experiences will have led to a change but this was not how I saw this one ending. She was almost not likable towards the end. And I seriously didn‘t like the drug abuse thread involving Pip. #readingchallenge2022

akfreeborn I agree. It was not near as good as the first two. 7mo
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Ravenpuff
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Pickpick

Pip‘s still recovering from her last investigation, when she discovers someone threatening & stalking her. That leads her to uncover a local serial killer from years ago who‘s still at large.
I enjoyed this book more than the 2nd one, mainly b/c there was more of a connection between Pip & Ravi; I wish they had a little more towards the end. It was a good wrap up for the series. The events that took place were certainly unexpected, in a good way.

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mschenk
Mehso-so

I am disappointed really. The first two books in this series are amazing. The first still being my favorite. Of course Pip has trauma. I recognize that. But, Pip turned into someone completely different and I feel as if her decision to kill was one just to extend the story. I wasn‘t really a fan of the ending either. Anyways, I still whole heartedly recommend the first two books, just beware that this one is very very different.

KristiAhlers I‘ve started this one and I agree with you she‘s not the same character and of course she wouldn‘t be with all she‘s been through but the direction she‘s going doesn‘t resonate with me. In fact she‘s becoming a little bratty. Maybe this will be explained the further I get 7mo
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akfreeborn
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Pickpick

Last in the Good Girl‘s Guide trilogy. It was good but not a great ending nevertheless Holly Jackson has a good plot. I just hate that YA heroines never act like they have parents with any sense. Pip does things the hard way for sure.

MyNamesParadise Yeah this book took a different direction about halfway through that surprised me. But I really loved this series and will read more from Holly Jackson! 9mo
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angel1
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐/5
Not my favorite in the series but still a good one!! And I did not see that twist coming😱!!!

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BookwormAHN
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Mehso-so

This is the last book in A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series and Pip has PTSD from the last two. Which is too bad because she also has a stalker and a new podcast.
This book is somewhere between so-so and a pick. The second half was a bit too nuts.
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 10mo
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CBee
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Pickpick

Now THAT is what I call a finale. Flew through this series and will miss Pip 💕

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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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Mehso-so

3½⭐| Series Rating 4¼⭐
Pip is in a bad place at the start of this book and she goes kind of dark. I‘ve never would‘ve guessed that things would play out the way they did. So props to the author for doing the unexpected. Although sometimes the unexpected doesn‘t sit well. I feel like looking back on this series as a whole that everything came full circle and it feels like the author knew where she was going to go with the series all along.

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jenniferajanes
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Pickpick

Wow! What a finale! That was definitely twisty in a way I did not expect. I couldn‘t stop listening! #Libby #audiobook

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MelaninMomma
Pickpick

Definitely not the twist I was expecting! Kept me on my toes. I felt anxious the entire time. Sad to say goodbye to pip

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DarkMina
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs !

🎃 tagged also listening to A Touch of Darkness
💀Nothing for Halloween. Spending time with family.
🐈‍⬛ Caffeine

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Eggs #3-Agreed🥤🧋☕️ 11mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 😀 11mo
DarkMina @DaveGreen7777 You‘re welcome! 11mo
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Juzupis
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You‘ll never think of good girls the same way again…
#hollyjackson #asgoodasdead

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emmaturi
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Pickpick

Inspite of the fact I put this book as a pick, I did think it a bit farfetched. But that didn't stop me from enjoying the third and final book in the trilogy. I do prefer the first two books though.

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MaggieCarr
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Pickpick

I loved the pieced together format of interviews, story, podcast excepts and missed the latter in this last book of the trilogy. It felt a bit slower in many places but the plot peeked well and kept me on my toes.

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MyNamesParadise
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Pickpick

I flew through this one in a few days! I love how Holly Jackson writes! I will definitely check out her future work. This is the final AGGGTM book, which is kind of sad bc they‘re so good, but it‘s better 2 end it the way the author wants 2 b4 the stories start to drag. There is something that happens midway through that surprised me & I was a bit unsettled at how the rest of the story panned out. It seemed unlike Pip, but overall a satisfying end

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Kathfidler
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Pickpick

Gutted the series had to end, but what a way to end it. Brilliant character development and wonderfully wrapped up.

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britt_brooke
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This became a bit unhinged. Holy hell. Sleuthing true crime podcaster Pippa Fitz-Amobi is realistically struggling with the events of the last book, and now discovers she‘s being stalked. It‘s never-ending in this small Connecticut town. Sigh. Loved the first two books, and while I still liked this final installment, I didn‘t necessarily support all of Pip‘s decisions. But that final line was fire, and I‘m truly sad the story is over.

Cinfhen Glad you enjoyed the series ❤️ 12mo
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britt_brooke
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So excited to start this third - and final - installment of A Good Girl‘s Guide to Murder while I walk my sweet Champ this morning! 🎧👟☀️

#audiowalk #dogsoflitsy

CaroPi He looks at you with pure love 😍😍😍 12mo
britt_brooke @CaroPi Aw, thank you! He‘s my buddy. Such a good pup! 💚🐾 12mo
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ekgbow
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Pickpick

Y'all I can't.... The hole inside my stomach as I finished this book; my heart beating a mile a minute; my mind trying to futilely catch up to Pippa... I have never been swallowed so whole within a story in my entire life as I have been with Holly Jackson's stories of Fairview, CT!

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ekgbow
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"And then it was Pip's turn. She took a breath, arching her shoulders, and then let it out through gritted teeth.

Ready." - As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

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Sharanya
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Mehso-so

✨ Pippa was still an engaging sleuth, & I liked how we got to see her struggles

✨ RAVI ?♥️?♥️?♥️♥️♥️

✨ loved how we turned the plot on its head halfway through!!

— the first half felt really slow

— the whodunnit part was r e a l l y predictable. Again, glad we turned it on its head later!

— still a teeny bit of white feminist blech.

Overall: ★★★½

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emmaturi
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I started this morning and am loving it. I really enjoyed the first two as well!

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emmaturi
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These books I hope to read over the next two months. I have another pile too. I can't choose books for September so will just take whichever book takes my fancy. #tbr