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.
My Mini Thoughts:
Small towns. Big secrets. Bigger lies.
When someone returns home after ten years of “running away” from their past, you know things are going to get good. The thing about returning home is you start to remember little details about why you left in the first place. This is what’s happening to Nic/Nicolette.
I don’t blame her for not wanting to return home. Her last memory being her best friend Corinne disappearing. However, shorty after she returns home, her high school ex-boyfriends girlfriend, Annaleise, disappears. It’s happening again!
I have never read a book that was wrote with a backwards timeline, so it was confusing to me at first. It took me a few chapters to just go with it, and I’m glad I did. I mean you want to know what happened to both the missing girls.
I did expect more of a shock factor when I finally read what happened to Corrine. Maybe it will be good for you, but it was disappointing to me. Also, I read a lot of thrillers, so maybe my expectations were too high.
This book is my book clubs choice for October, so I am excited to hear everyones opinions.
Although this was my first book by Megan Miranda, and it didn’t live up to my expectations, I would still read another book she wrote.
Book Rating: 🍷🍷🍷