NetGalley Review: All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Published: June 28, 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Murder, Mystery, Thriller
Review: ebook provided by publisher and NetGalley
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
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.
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
So for me the book started off with a bang and I was really impressed with it, this story is told in a different but unique way. We go backwards leading up to the reason why Annaleise goes missing. In this time secrets will come to life and we learn what happened to Corinne another girl who went missing ten years before.
The only reason I am giving this book a four and not a five rating is the fact that at times I would have to re-read to make sure where I was as we switched between days.
I think the authors approach in this was really neat and the way it all comes together was cool.
Nic comes back to Cooley Ridge when her brother Daniel calls because of their dad. When Nic comes back another girl ends up going missing and the secrets that have been hidden come to light. Nic has to not only deal with her dad's health but the fact he wants to bring up "that girl" which now have the police involved along with trying to fix up the house and sell it. There was a reason she left but it seems the Cooley Ridge is not done with her just yet.
Are the two missing girls connected in anyway? If they are who is all involved? Will Nic be able to deal with the the truth when it comes out in the end?
You like thrillers and mysteries I say give this book a read. I really enjoyed this authors writing that I will be looking into her other work to see if it is just as good.
Megan Miranda is the author of the young adult novels FRACTURE, HYSTERIA, VENGEANCE, and SOULPRINT. Her next young adult novel, THE SAFEST LIES, will be published by Crown BFYR/Random House on May 24th, 2016. Her first novel for adults, ALL THE MISSING GIRLS, will be published by Simon & Schuster on June 28th, 2016. Megan has a degree in Biology from MIT and currently lives near Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and two children.
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