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All the Missing Girls: A Novel
All the Missing Girls A Novel
Author: Megan Miranda
A masterful psychological suspense debut about the disappearances of two young women?a decade apart?told in reverse. ?All the Missing Girls is set to become one of the best books of 2016? (Los Angeles Review of Books). — Twenty-eight-year-old Nicolette Farrell returns to Cooley Ridge, North Carolina, ten years after her best friend Corinne disapp...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781501107979
ISBN-10: 1501107976
Publication Date: 3/21/2017
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda is a story told in reverse (the writer does not pull it off). Nicolette Farrell has returned to Cooley Ridge to take care of her father's affairs (clean out the house and put it up for sale) now that he has been moved into an assisted living facility (dementia) by her brother, Daniel. Nicolette has not been home since she was eighteen and her friend, Corinne Prescott disappeared. Corinne was never found and no one (except the killer) knows what happened to her. Nicolette is not home long with Annaleise Carter disappears. It is happening again. Are the two cases connected in some way? Join Nicolette, Daniel, and Tyler (Nicolette's high school boyfriend) as they set out to get answers.

All the Missing Girls was just too confusing. It starts out in the present day. After the disappearance of Annaleise Carter, the story speeds ahead to Day 15. The story is unfolded in reverse (day 15, 14, 13, etc.). It is confusing. Information gets repeated a few times (because of the reverse order). It did not feel like a suspense or thriller book until I was about 85% of the way through the book (I was bored and kept yawning). Then it gets a wee bit more interesting (and a little icky). I found the novel to be slow paced and the majority of the characters are unlikeable. All the Missing Girls did not hold my interest (and I really did not want to finish it). At the end of the book we are still left with unanswered questions (which made me really dislike this book). The story is told in the first person (which did not help it). I give All the Missing Girls 1.5 out of 5 stars (it was a clever idea to tell a book in reverse order). This book was just not for me.

I received a complimentary copy of All the Missing Girls in exchange for an honest and fair review.
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