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 10 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; her 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 backward - 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 10 years ago.
Like nothing you've ever heard 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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"Rebekkah Ross uses a coolly detached voice to narrate this spellbinding mystery.... Ross rhythmically builds and dissipates the story's tension and excels with descriptive details and subtle character differentiation. Her pace is unrelentingly steady yet captures the many changes in the various flawed characters. As the layers of this atmospheric mystery are peeled back, Ross subsumes herself into the story and engages listeners in discovering the truth of what happened." (AudioFile)
After the fifth time I heard the day before I almost quit. The flow of the book is not "typical" which did not allow me to think it through. I kept going and I am glad I did. Since I did not have all of the info I could not get a stable grasp on who did what. Ended up surprised at the end.
I don't know why other reviews state it was confussing. It is actually really well dine for a story told in reverse order. I found Nicolette's narrative quite repetitive at times without providing any new information. And I found the he said she said annoying because the narrator is changing voices so it is not needed. I enjoyed it. Huge page turner.
A memorable read thats for sure. The premise was nothing new, mysterious death in the past and a main character coming back to their hometown and revisiting the tradegy. It was the way the story was told which made it fresh and fun. I got through maybe half the book when a detail was revealed which made me go back and revisit previous chapters before i could move forward again. You really have to pay attention to the timing of when you learned each new detail which is why I enjoyed it so much. I am considering listening to book again now that I know the ending, it might become a whole different story. Enjoy!
This wasn't for me, I struggled to finish it. I did not like the order the story was told in. Odd style of story telling and bland. Way to much unnecessary rambling about nothing interesting. Over use of the words "he said" "she said "I said" makes it sound like ametur writing. Not enough information to get into the characters, no character development. Just plain boring.
I liked the overall story itself but telling it backwards and then adding present day things into it made it too confusing to follow. I stuck through to the end because I wanted to know exactly what happened but that still didn't help 100%
I love me a good mystery but this one just had me confused. the author jumps back and forth through time and at the beginning I was so lost and didn't understand what was going on. unlike most "who done it" books this one just left me unsatisfied at the end.
If you like a Gone Girl type of book, this is for you. It has suspense, mystery and romance, I was hooked from beginning to end.
I doubt it
It's probably not fair for me to review this book when I only completed about 1/2 of it but I just don't have the interest to continue. I'm afraid I just could not get into it all. I kept hoping for some spark; maybe just a hint that there was something that was going to blow me away...but after quite a few hours of listening time, I simply gave up. I like stories that grab me right from the beginning, stories in which the narrator is dramatic and into the part. I think this narrator tried to do that but, for me, it just fell a little flat.
It drive me crazy the constant..."he said, or I said, or she said". I found it very distracting, it was obvious who was speaking, there was no need to categorize the end of every second sentence with.... I said, Tyler said, or Daniel said.
really good read with a last minute twist, couldn't put it down. Definitely recommend it.
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