Author Guide : Holly Jackson, About, Books, Reading Order, 2 upcoming books & more

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Author Guide : Holly Jackson, About, Books, Reading Order, 7 upcoming books, Faqs & more

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If you haven’t read any of Holly Jackson books or want to start the series, I think this guide is perfect for you!! + some details to know more about the author and her books.

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Who is Holly Jackson ?/ About Holly Jackson Author :

Holly Jackson is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who was born on December 6, 1992. She grew up in Buckinghamshire and started writing stories from a young age, completing her first (poor) attempt at a book aged fifteen. She graduated from the University of Nottingham, where she studied literary linguistics and creative writing, with a master’s degree in English. She enjoys playing video games and watching true-crime documentaries so she can pretend to be a detective.
She lives in London and aside from reading and writing, she enjoys binge-playing video games and pointing out grammatical errors in street signs.

She is popular for her debut multimillion-copy bestselling series of a good girls guide which is currently being adapted into a tv show by bbc. Find more details in “The Ultimate Guide to A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder TV Series 1 : Everything You Need to Know”, here.
She mostly writes young adult mystery and thriller novels and currently has 6 books out and 1 upcoming book she is currently working on.

Holly Jackson Books in Order by (Series + Universe)

  1. Kill Joy (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #0.5)
  2. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #1)
  3. Good Girl, Bad Blood (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #2)
  4. As Good As Dead (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #3)
  5. Five Survive
  6. The Reappearance of Rachel Price

Holly Jackson Books in Order (Suggested + Publication Order)

  1. Kill Joy (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #0.5) – February 18, 2021
  2. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #1) – May 2, 2019
  3. Good Girl, Bad Blood (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #2) – April 30, 2020
  4. As Good As Dead (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #3)– August 5, 2021
  5. Five Survive – November 29, 2022
  6. The Reappearance of Rachel Price – April 2, 2024
Holly Jackson Standalone Books In Order :
  1. Five Survive
  2. The Reappearance of Rachel Price

About Holly Jackson Books/ Summary and Tropes :

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder Series :

1. Kill Joy (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #0.5)

Kill joy is a prequel of the first book in the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series. It is set a few months before the events of the first book which follows Pip and her friends having a murder mystery party based on “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie with costumes and clues.

As they start to solve the mystery, we get to see where Pip’s detective side began and while solving the mystery how the thought of choosing the closed case of Andie and Sal for her school project brewed.

It came out in 2021, 3 years after the first book but I’d recommend reading this first as it is set before the events of the first book but you can enjoy it later if you want.

2. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #1)

The first book, A good girl’s guide to murder follows a teenager Pippa Fitz-Amobi, who has started investigating a closed case for her school project that involves a girl named Andie Bell who was murdered by her boyfriend Sal Singh 5 years ago, at least that’s what the town, little Kilton and their people believe. But she has known Sal since she was young and how nice he was with everyone and refused to believe he could kill Andie. So she’s determined to prove his innocence and solve the mystery herself because “The dead can’t defend themselves, but I can.” with the help of Sal’s brother Ravi Singh.

As they begin their investigation they realize how dark and twisted the case is with multiple suspects, while someone from little Kilton is constantly sending threat notes.

3. Good Girl, Bad Blood (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #2)

The 2nd book starts right after a few months of the first book. Where Pip is finishing up her final work on her podcast “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” named by Ravi which is a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year with no hope of ever solving anything or being involved in something like this that cost her so much including losing someone very close to her and herself.

She keeps her promise to not get obsessed with solving anymore until her friend Connor Reynolds’ brother Jamie Reynolds goes missing on the day of Andie and Sal’s memorial. As the cops are not helping, Pip breaks her promise and steps up to help Connor along with Ravi.

As they begin to investigate once more they realize how darker, dangerous and twisted people of Kilton’s secrets are.

4. As Good As Dead (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #3)

The 3rd and final book is set after the events of the last two books and it’s about Pip’s personal stalker case. Pip is haunted with how her last investigation ended but she’s ready to leave everything behind and get ready to start her college journey. As her true-crime podcast blew up last year she received a lot of hate comments and death threats. It doesn’t affect her much until she receives a threat of her own disappearance and soon she realizes she has a stalker.

As she starts digging she finds connections with her stalker and a local serial killer caught six years ago which makes her rethink all her detective instincts.

5. Five Survive

Five Survive by Holly Jackson

Eight hours…Six friends…One sniper . . . but will they all survive?

Five Survive follows a group of teenagers Red and her friends, who head on a road trip journey in an RV to the beach for Spring Break. But they get lost on the way when RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere. With no mobile connection and people around for help they realize their tire was not punctured but shot one by one and there is a sniper in the dark who’s keeping a close watch. But what does he actually want? Maybe someone from the group is hiding something…

Trapped in the RV, The full novel takes place in the span of 8 hours with the group discovering buried secrets and playing along to survive.

6. The Reappearance of Rachel Price

The Reappearance of Rachel Price by Holly Jackson

The book follows an 18 year old girl, Annabelle Price and her family filming a documentary about her mother Rachel Price who disappeared out of thin air 16 years ago when she was just a baby. But a few weeks into the filming Rachel Price reappears and Bel can’t believe she’s telling the truth.

As the filming continues she starts investigating and collecting evidence against her mother with the help of a filming crew Ash. But soon she realizes how twisted everything is as she unravels long buried secrets.

Holly Jackson Upcoming Books + News

Holly recently published a ya thriller novel, The Reappearance of Rachel Price on April 2, 2024 and she is also currently doing a book release tour + meet and greet and answered a lot of fans question regarding her books. (More on FAQs) and shared she is working on her new book. So hopefully we will get more news via her socials and newsletters.

My Reading Order, Favorites + Thoughts

I think I’m not the only one who found a good girl’s guide to murder through booktok. It’s been on my tbr ever since I started reading booktok books. And I kept putting it off until last year. I bought the paperback but just read the prequel book “Kill Joy” and a few chapters of the first book and marked it as to read before the year ends. unfortunately I could not complete it but I went back and started reading the full book and finished in one sitting. And I still wonder why it took me so long to finally read it.

But I’ve not read the next two books yet as I’m waiting for the tv series which comes out in July because I am planning to read them right after watching the series for a better experience. I also recently read the newest release “The Reappearance of Rachel Price ” on pub week and I’m planning to read five survive next as it’s also a perfect read for spring break.

Books like Holly Jackson

Holly Jackson mostly writes Young Adult Mystery, Thriller with a sprinkle of romance. So I’d suggest We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, The Inheritance Games Series Jennifer Lynn Barnes, One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus, Where’s Molly by H.D Carlton, The Guest List by Lucy Foley, The House across the Lake by Riley Sager, The Housemaid Series by Freida McFadden. Find more in “90+ Thriller & Dark Romance Book Recs to Get You Out of a Reading Slump <3”

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