All the Missing Girls is the story of the disappearance of Nicolette’s best friend 10 years ago, and the current disappearance of her neighbor, and alibi the night her best friend Corrine went missing. The suspects in both cases are nearly identical, Nic, her brother, her best friend’s boyfriend Jackson, and her ex-boyfriend Tyler, who just happens to be dating the second girl that disappears.
Nic comes back to her hometown to help take care of business with her ailing father on the day of Annaliese’s disappearance. As she becomes entangled in trying to figure out what happened to her best friend and now her younger neighbor, she learns many secrets about all those involved in both disappearances. The author weaves the stories of both disappearances in such a seamless manner pointing out the similarities and differences in both disappearances.
I really enjoyed the way the author told the story backwards, from day 15 after Annaliese disappears to the day she actually disappears. It gave an interesting twist to the entire mystery genre of this book. So basically as you go backwards in time in the book, you learn more backstory of the characters in the book.
I love when an author can take a fairly predictable plot, as most mysteries are, and turn it on it’s side. This one completely surprised me. Generally I am pretty good at figuring out “whodunit”, but I didn’t even come close with this one. My suspicions kept jumping from character to character as I learned more about each one and their history.
I truly enjoyed reading this book, it kept me up turning the pages long after I should have been asleep. This is always a mark of an engaging and enjoyable story for me. I would totally recommend this to anyone who loves a good mystery with a twist and a lot of backstory into characters.
Title: All the Missing Girls
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
About the Book:
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.
About the Author:
Megan Miranda is the author of the young adult novels FRACTURE, HYSTERIA, VENGEANCE, and SOULPRINT (all from Bloomsbury). Her next young adult novel, THE SAFEST LIES, will be published by Crown BFYR/Random House in May, 2016. Her debut adult suspense novel, ALL THE MISSING GIRLS, will be published by Simon & Schuster in June, 2016. Megan has a degree in Biology from MIT and currently lives near Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and two children.
I received this book for free or at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.