Title: All the Missing Girls
Author: Megan Miranda
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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.
"Pick yourself up.
Start Over Again."
Lately, I'm in a thriller mood. I love romance but thrillers are a welcome change in between them.
All the Missing Girls surrounds the disappearance of Corinne Prescott, Nicolette Farrell's best friend. She disappeared ten years ago without a trace. Soon after, Nicolette leaves town and goes to college. She left her father, brother, and Tyler, the man she loved. Now, a decade later, she's a teacher and she's engaged to Everett, a successful lawyer. Her life is moving forward.
When her brother calls and informs her that they have to sell the family home and her father, who is in an assisted living facility, won't cooperate, she has no other choice than to drive back home to help out. She has two months to settle everything and return to her new life. The last thing she was expecting was for another young woman to disappear in Cooley Ridge.
I like the element of mystery surrounding the disappearance of both women. I was sure the events were connected and I was 90% sure of who was to blame. I just couldn't figure out why. Some of the twists took me by surprise and I welcomed them. The characters were all suspicious. Daniel, Tyler, Jackson and Bailey were all hiding things.
The way the book was narrated in reverse made me crazy. If I'm honest, I felt tempted to start from day 1 and read the days in order. I'm glad I didn't succumb to it.
There were some loose ends I wanted an answer for. I wanted to know who was in the woods smoking. Was it Jackson? Or was it Nic just imagining it?
A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.