I received this free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion.
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
Release date: June 28th, 2016
Genres: Mystery , thriller
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.
I had trouble with this book. At the beginning I was very excited to try a thriller, however, I found it difficult to read. The plot was slow till the very end. Well, the last 3 or 4 chapters were more interesting that the rest of the book.
The story starts when Nic Farrell returns to her hometown after ten years. Her best friend went missing ten years ago and everybody was part of the investigation, her ex-boyfriend Tyler, her brother Daniel and other people. She disappeared after Corinne went missing and never came back till now. Her brother agreed to sell their house but their father refuses. Both, Daniel and Nic are trying to convince him, but every time they meet with him, he seems he is lost in “his world”. Suddenly another girl goes missing and Nic sees herself in the same situation a decade ago and has to uncover the truth about the disappearances.
The book starts backwards, which confused me a bit. The plot was slow and very detailed. The main character has inner conversations most of the time and confused me when trying to identify what was real and what wasn’t.
3 stars, for me!