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.
This was such a good book, I can't believe I did not read it sooner. It took me a while to understand how the book was being doing, from later dates until the date of the disappearance, and I sure as heck wasn't expecting a bunch of the things that were happening. It's sad for me but so great at the same time. It made for an exciting book. This is a book I will shove in everyone's face and tell them to read it about 50 times.
I love the way that Miranda developed her characters, it was just so good!
I cant, I sound like a broken record with this book I know. The book isn't lying when its somewhat compared to The Girl on the Train, its that addicting... Unless you didn't like that book, then you probably would like it either. The book itself reveals why the story is done in reverse but like the girl on the train you have your suspicions as to what happened to the missing girls, but you are never truly right and in the end, the most unexpected person did it.
Freaking yes, it has been a few days since I finished the book and as you can probably tell, I am still not able to put coherent thoughts together.