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As Good As Dead, by Holly Jackson

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devaronasix's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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saumya29's review

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

Holly Jackson did it again. This book is a masterpiece and the author is a genius. 
This is the last book in the trilogy of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder and it totally does justice to the high benchmarks set up by the other two books.
It has been so intricately plotted, everything connects to everything. So many things and major plot points are connected to the first book. You can really tell that the author put a lot of planning and thought into creating this trilogy. Her writing is detailed and she makes the reader feel what she wants them to feel.
Pip Fitz Amobi has to be the best protagonist in a thriller novel. I love her character so much. Her struggle in this novel after the events of the last book Good Girl, Bad Blood has been depicted such that it breaks your heart. Part 1 of the book mostly deals with her struggle and how she is coping up with her mental health and a potential stalker.
But, Part 2 is where the real tension and adrenaline rush starts. You are kept on the edge of your seat, as you worry about Pip and Ravi and think about everything that could go wrong as they try to
Spoilercover up the murder Pip committed.
The tension building is masterful. I flew through Part 2 in a few hours because I could not handle the tension of what would happen to Pip as she deals with such a huge mess.

A very large chunk of Part 2 is dedicated to
Spoilercovering up the murder, creating alibis, building up the murder case against someone else (who is anyways trash) , and just trying to survive.

This part is fast paced and all the events happening do not leave a breathing space for the reader but its all okay.
The only thing that fell flat for me was the stalker revelation at the end of Part 1. I mean, I could see it coming from a mile away, there were so many red flags and anyone who has read enough thriller books would see it. Even if you've not read enough thrillers, if you just read the part of
Spoiler Andie's letter carefully
, you would come to the same conclusion as I did. 
The other only thing I would have liked to know at the end of the book was whether Pip recovers her mental health. It is implied a little, that she is probably recovering but a more explicit indication would have been appreciated.
This review cannot end without Ravi appreciation. 
I just love, love, love how he loves Pip unconditionally, trusts her, believes her and  supports her in all she does. I mean who goes to the extent of
Spoiler covering up a bloody murder
for someone. Let me tell you the answer- Ravi does. He is just the most amazing boyfriend one could ask for. He truly loves Pip and it all shows in his actions. Vice versa for Pip. She too does truly care for him.
I hope we get an epilouge or something or anything, which tells us that they got married and lived on happily ever after. Sigh.
She wanted to go back. SHe wanted to run to him, fall into him, be Team Ravi and Pip and nothing more. Tell him she loved him in all the secret ways they had, hear him speak all those names he had for her in his butter-soft voice. 

So everyone, READ THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW.
You are going to love this book, irrespective of the genres you read. You cannot afford to give this masterpiece of a book a miss.
 Just have an open mind.

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iliac_iris's review

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

it's like okay. Like I loved it, it affected me emotionally; but I low-key quit reading at some point when
Spoilerpip killed jason bell
. It was a good book, but probably 15+.  

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