All The Missing Girls By Megan Miranda
Published on June 28, 2016 by Simon & Schuster
Genre Mystery, Psychological Thriller
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I usually start all my reviews with the synopsis of the book, but first I have to say, this book was brilliant. In so many different ways and I couldn’t stop reading it. It is now one of my favorite books and I can’t wait for it to be published so I can buy a physical copy.
All the Missing Girls revolves around the main character of Nicolette (Nic) Farrell. The story is based around the disappearance of two girls; Corinne, Nic’s best friend, who disappeared 10 years ago when they were 18 and Annaleise, Nic’s younger neighbor who disappears right after Nic returns to her hometown of Cooley Ridge, North Carolina. Nic returns home to help her brother care for her aging father who has dementia and help fix up their family home in preparation for selling it. When Annalesie goes missing, it seems to reawaken Corinne’s case from 10 years ago and drags not only Nic, but her high school boyfriend Tyler and her brother Daniel back into the drama that was Corinne’s investigation.
There are several things I loved about this book, the first one is that the way the author wrote the book. It starts out in the present and then is told backwards, after the story flips forward 15 days. It sounds confusing, but it worked really, really well. I have never before encountered this writing style and I loved it and because it is written backwards, it made me think about things a bit differently. The book ends, after flipping back to the present. The story itself was brilliant and I honestly can say that I don’t have any complaints about this book. There were several plot twists and turns; a few I kind of had an idea about and the other ones completely blind sided me. The relationship that the main character, Nic has with Corinne, reminded me a lot of the main characters in one of my favorite books, Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. The characters in this story are well developed and we get to know them both in the present and in the past. The author describes Nic and Corinne’s relationship in detail, along with all the things that can go wrong with teenage best friends. When I finished this book, I immediately wanted to re-read it after knowing the whole story.
This is the first book I have read by the author, Megan Miranda and I really hope she writes more in the adult genre in the future. I received an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. If you are a fan of psychological thrillers, I guarantee you will love this book. Although, the release date is not until June 28, you can pre-order the book with the link above. Happy reading!