*My favorite book of the year!
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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.
ALL THE STARS. All of them!
I have not been this excited about a book since Lou Berney’s
Long and Faraway Gone. (Which is interesting since there are some similarities, including the cover.) The originality is something I haven’t seen in a long time, the story is told backwards in time. To me, that alone is one amazing feat by the author, but the fact that it was so incredibly well done leaves me in awe of this writer. A tale of missing girls told in such a haunting way…I will be thinking of this one for a long time.
It reminded me of the movie Memento which was another genius story told backwards.
This is going to make one heck of an awesome movie, mark my words! Studios need to get up in here and option this one right away.
A great, suspenseful, twisty turny mystery. Loved it, loved it, favorite book of the year for me.
5 big, bright stars.
Thank you, Netgalley, for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.