About the book
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.
That was one of the most interesting, twisted thrillers I’ve ever read. I will be honest and say that I almost gave up on it. It was a slow starter, and I wasn’t thrilled with any of the characters. It wasn’t until the story started being told backwards that I got sucked in and decided to keep reading. Now I’m really glad I didn’t give up on it – lots of twists and it kept me guessing until the end! I still wasn’t a fan of any character in the story, but this is a book where you don’t have to like anyone. The suspense and plot is what keeps you reading and wanting more.
A twisted thriller worth reading, once you push past the slow beginning.
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense
Expected Publication: June 28, 2016 by Simon & Schuster
Length: 384 Pages