Book Review: All The Missing Girls

All The Missing Girls

Author: Megan Miranda

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Released: 28th June 2016

Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Contemporary

Rating: 5 out of 5

Synopsis

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.

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About the author

Megan Miranda is the author of the young adult novels FRACTURE, HYSTERIA, VENGEANCE, and SOULPRINT. Her next young adult novel, THE SAFEST LIES, will be published by Crown BFYR/Random House on May 24th, 2016. Her first novel for adults, ALL THE MISSING GIRLS, will be published by Simon & Schuster on June 28th, 2016. Megan has a degree in Biology from MIT and currently lives near Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and two children.

My review

Wow, what a book this is. I have read so many great books recently that I feel I might be being too generous with my stars. Well, this book most definitely deserves a 5 star rating!

This book is a compelling thriller, filled with intrigue, suspicion and above all great writing. The characters are well developed even when they are hiding something. All The Missing Girls keeps you guessing until the end and the way the story is delivered works really well. This is something the author has pulled off terrifically; it doesn’t feel like a book that was written in order and then told backwards, there’s more purpose to the order of events and how twists are revealed work really well with this method. In a way the book makes you work a little bit to connect the parts you know from the beginning but are actually the end of the story and it’s not drip-fed to you like some thrillers; I think this was very successful.

I’m not gonna lie, I love me some suspense thrillers and I fly through them. This was no different in that I never wanted to stop reading so in all, I was done in less than a day (and that was with weekend chores factored in!).

As I’ve mentioned, I’ve read some really good books lately and there are some great looking ones coming out this summer. This is absolutely one of the great ones and should be devoured at your next opportunity.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 

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