All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
All the Missing Girls. Megan Miranda is a genius. She has successfully captured the YA market and now the adult. All the Missing Girls is one of the best books I have read this year.
Original & unpredictable
An original, unpredictable story line and a very unusual format – the story is told backwards. Yes backwards. Not the go-back-in-time backwards. We are given one day at a time starting on day 15. Each day proceeds as normal but the next day is the one before.
It’s clever and it works
I thought it was going to be confusing, maybe weird, but it just felt odd for a few chapters. It’s clever and it works. I felt as if I knew what was going on only by suggestion. Until I didn’t. The twists. So intense. This book is… brilliant. I could not put it down.
Recommended age: 15+
Title: All the Missing Girls
Author: Megan Miranda
Publication Date: 28 June 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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. — Abstract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received a free advanced copy of this book does not influence my policy to write an honest review.