by Megan Miranda
Published by Simon and Schuster Release date : June 28th, 2016
Genres: Adult, Mystery/Thriller
Source: The Publisher | Format: eARC
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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 for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
There will come a time when a book completely and utterly blows you away. It takes characters you thought you knew, and morphs them into someone else. It takes plot twists you thought you saw coming, and rocks you to the core. And it has an ending that renders you speechless in its brilliance.
All the Missing Girls, is that book for me.
Most reading of the genre will swear by their ability to see the hidden things, the plot twists and figure out everything there is to know about the book. Myself included. And All the Missing Girls left me in the dust. I thought I had this book figured out.
What makes All the Missing Girls the unique is the timeline the story is told. It goes backward from day 15 to day 1 – and how everything pieces together and falls into place is brilliant. My theories changed with each day, but I still couldn’t figure everything out. Along with this though, it made for a slight disconnect with Nic. That’s not to say I didn’t care for her character, or anything about her, because I did. It’s just a slight disconnect feeling that I couldn’t shake.
I want to discuss more about the book, I really do. Because I loved it SO much and can’t stop thinking about it. But, you truly have to experience this one for yourself with little to no detail as possible. Just be prepared to be shocked and awed. I highly recommend it.
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