Well written and suspenseful, All the Missing Girls gives readers not one but two mysteries to solve.
It’s been ten years since Nicolette “Nic” Farrell left her hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared. Back in town again to help care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into another shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case. Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared goes missing.
All the Missing Girls is told in reverse – Day 15 to Day 1 – beginning from the time Annaleise goes missing. This worked and didn’t work for me. At times it was confusing. Other times a point would click and I would gasp in surprise. I would have preferred a chronological telling of the story but the reverse telling was an interesting approach. What happened to Corinne? What happened to Annaleise? I found the resolution of the Corinne story more satisfying, more surprising. While Annaleise’s story is satisfactorily closed, I found it a bit lacking. I wanted a little more.
Overall, this was a great story that kept me turning the pages. I believe it will please the lovers of mystery out there.
Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Rating: 4 stars
Title: All the Missing Girls
Author: Megan Miranda
Release Date: June 28, 2016