All the Missing Girls

Megan Miranda
Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse. It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched. The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar; and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing. Told backwards—Day 15 to Day 1—from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor’s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago. Like nothing you’ve ever read before, All the Missing Girls delivers in all the right ways. With twists and turns that lead down dark alleys and dead ends, you may think you’re walking a familiar path, but then Megan Miranda turns it all upside down and inside out and leaves us wondering just how far we would be willing to go to protect those we love.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2017-07-03

I liked this book, but did not loved how it was written. The story is told backwards from Day 15 to Day 1. It was kind of confusing at first. I like the concept of telling a story backwards, but just not with this plot. I did finish the book and enjoy it. I might have enjoyed it more if it was written a different way.

The plot is about a girl who leaves home, but then has to come back 10 years later for the summer to help take care of her ailing father. You learn that the reason she left was because one of her friends goes missing, and she along with her then boyfriend and brother are all being questioned.

The night she returns home, another former friend disappears. She and her family are again question in her disappearance, and you later learn exactly what happened on that night 10 years ago.

Reviewed: 2017-05-03
Little difficult to follow. Too many, "the day before" pages.
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