Review of “As Good As Dead” by Holly Jackson (Book 3 in the series)

  4 star review


Pip is heading off to college. Her true crime podcast is very popular, but also leads to people who hate her too. One of her “fans” is sending her ominous messages that frighten Pip. She is bound and determined to find whoever is doing this to her.

My thoughts:

You do have to read books 1 and 2 in this series. There are so many references from the other two books that you will be lost. If you have not, I recommend reading them back to back. I have been waiting for release dates, but you forget a lot of the characters and plot.

Every single book in this series are very similar. Pip investigates a mystery and solves it by the end. I really like how these mysteries remind me of Veronica Mars. I think that is why I like them so much. Pip and Veronica share a lot of traits: both are independent, strong women, and great at solving mysteries. In this book, Pip’s character changed a lot. She distrusts the police and suffers from PTSD. Pip’s character was so strong in books 1 and 2. I do not know how I feel about that. I think that is why I only gave it 4 stars.

The pace is fast. A lot of the characters from her other novels are back again. I really enjoy the familiarity of having all the characters back.

This was not my favorite book in this series. But overall, it was okay.

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