Book Review : All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Genre : Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Page : 384 pages
Published : 28th June 2016


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.


“Here’s the thing I’ve learned about leaving—you can’t really go back” 

This book is genius.

384 pages told in reversed.

Wow.

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As a teenager, Nicolette Farrell or Nic, Grown up in Cooley Ridge with Daniel – her brother, her friends Jackson and Corinne, as well as her boyfriend – Tyler. Now, Nic has build her own life away from the past with her new lawyer boyfriend and have no intention to return to her homeland. That is, until she received the news about her father’s worsen health.

Coming back home, memories hit her hard where she meets her former friend as well as her ex-boyfriend. Things get complicated once Annaleise – Tyler’s current girlfriend, disappeared and Nic’s father mumbles uncontrollably about how Nic’s life is now on danger.

I enjoy reading the book even though it might get a little confusing at times. Anyway, I kinda love the book more than I intended to. The book is good and I did not expect the ending. I repeat. I did not see that plot twist coming. I gape my mouth open so wide and my eyes seem to completely bulge out. Okay, that’s too dramatic, but I really do love the plot twist.

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Not only the twist, the plot also left me reading in awe. How Nic cope with the lost of her cruel childhood best friend – Corinne, Daniel who needs money to take care of their father’s health, Jackson who seems to know something about Tyler and her current relationship with Tyler.

The mysteries are revealed slowly in a steady pace and I keep wanting to read for more because curiosity takes the best of me. If I have to point out the flaw, I should say about the connection to each chapter. I mean, the story, the pace and everything is okay but sometimes there’s just an empty gap between chapters. But still, I can still understand the story very well.

“The darkness lives in everyone. She knew this better than anyone. Everyone had two faces, and she looked deep into us until she found it.”

Author : Celine

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