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. @goodreads
I have to say the cover of this book is beautiful, at least to me! I also think it makes a great background for a thriller book!
HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER! THIS BOOK ROCKED!
Okay at one point I forgot the blurb and thought I was losing what is left of my mind. The book is going along from the beginning and then all of the sudden (BAM) we are at a part that I don't remember getting to.... Then my little brain catches up that this book is written backwards. You get a little bit in the beginning so you know what's going on and then it starts backtracking. This would seem confusing but it's not! Every little piece starts clicking right into place..click..click...click..
On with the story!
Missing girls had a way of working their way into someone's head. You couldn't help but see them in everyone--how temporary and fragile we might be. One moment here, and the next, nothing more than a photo staring from a storefront.
I can not say enough how much this book is fan-freaking-tastic! I haven't read a thriller this good in a long time. I had some ideas who the killer was but nooooooooooooo.. just no.. I can't even.
Nicolette (Nic) moved away from home in the Smokey Mtns. of North Carolina years ago. She came back once but it's really just been 10 years, her best friend Corinne went missing and some other stuff went down and she had to go. She went to college and was working as a counselor and met a nice man through her neighbor and they ending up being engaged at one point. His name was Everett and he was a very nice lawyer. If he only knew what he stepped into with this town.
So Nic gets a call from her brother Daniel saying he wants her to come home because their dad is getting worse and he wants to sell the house. The one other time she went back they had put him in a home because of Dementia. He's in and out of it and he's starting to say things. Things that make so sense. He keeps saying he saw the girl and Nic is in danger. ?????
So Nic is back and cleaning up the house. She talks to her old high school flame, Tyler and has a weird sort of relationship with her brother Daniel and his wife Laura. And Nic still has some feelings for Tyler and I would say the feeling is mutual but he's dating Annaleise Carter. And guess what? She goes missing. What? So now there are two girls from this town that are missing and the town is stumped.
Meanwhile, Nic's fiance comes to town and helps out by getting the cops to leave Nic's dad alone. He's spouting out things about the missing girl from 10 years ago and other crazy talk. It's not really crazy though is it? There is something locked in that brain of his and people think he was just a drunk that fell into drinking and craziness after his wife died and he only got worse. There are reasons for so many things.
I do not want to say any more because I am afraid of giving out a spoiler. Let me just say this book is not what you think it's going to be! It threw me for a loop. I'm buying it when I can and reading it again. It's so out there that I want to read it over and over. If you see any of the stuff coming in this book before it's laid out for you then you are a genius and kudos to you =)
The characters are complex and wonderful. The whole atmosphere of the book is great. I loved every little thing about the book, with the exception of their being a few heart breaks included. But that's life.
I also know who killed these girls but I'm not telling you!
*I would like to thank Netgalley and Simon & Schuster for inviting me to read this wonderful book in exchange for my honest review.*
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