All the Missing Girls

All the Missing Girls

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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Are you paying attention? You'll need to be; this thriller will test your brain with its reverse chronological structure, and it's a page-turner to boot. Elle Intricately plotted Ms. Miranda brings heightened suspense and a twist to this familiar scenario by telling the story, which unfolds over 15 days, in reverse chronological order. The New York Times Fiendishly plotted...Miranda convincingly conjures a haunted setting that serves as a character in its own right, but what really makes this roller-coaster so memorable is her inspired use of reverse chronology, so that each chapter steps further back in time, dramatically shifting the reader's perspective. Publishers Weekly, starred review Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Mirandas 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 1from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbors 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.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2016
ISBN: 9781501107986
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Nov 21, 2017

Hated the backward story style...too confusing, but I hung in there and did enjoy how it was wrapped up. The title is deceiving...ALL the missing girls? Should have left off the all.

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barryandlinda
Oct 18, 2017

I had a hard time following this story the way it was written. I almost didn't finish it, but decided to when I hit the half way point. The story starts off telling you that it has been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left town when her best friend Corrine disappeared. When Nicolette comes home to help her brother sell her father's house, another girl goes missing. Now Annaleise Carter is missing and Nicolette tries to uncover the truth in what happened to both of these girls.

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lmeiring63
Oct 01, 2017

This book kept me interested throughout. It's told for the most part in reverse and has some interesting twists and turns. Once I got to the halfway point, I couldn't put it down and finished it in a night. Reminded me a little bit of the way Good as Gone was written, and I really enjoyed that book as well.

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MelissaYAReader
Jul 24, 2017

I LOVED THIS BOOK! I can't really tell you why though. I don't know if it was the mystery, the setting, or the format, but it sent me into a reading hangover--nothing since has lived up to this. I loved the format of this book--telling us the story backward. Each chapter ends at the beginning of the previous chapter. The mystery keeps you guessing and and the characters are complicated. I really enjoyed this one.

KHCPL_Wagner Jul 11, 2017

It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace, and now Annaleise Carter has vanished. 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.

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22METZ
Apr 21, 2017

Couldn't put the book down. I had to know what happened to.the missing girls. You keep suspecting everyone until the end.

ehbooklover Apr 14, 2017

I absolutely loved the author's choice to tell this story backward. The numerous twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading. Plus, I could not figure out what really happened until the very end. A great read!

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wilqser
Apr 05, 2017

Intricate mystery about a woman who goes back to her hometown to settle her ill father's family estate and finds that the trouble she left behind when she was young, still plague her when she returns. The story deals with love lost, envy, jealousy and secrets that threaten to tear apart friendships forged in their youth. The story backwards in chapters to the beginning with details keep you interested in the events that lead up to the previous chapter, although at times a little hard to follow. Not a great book but keeps you interested in the outcome of the "beginning".

AL_LESLEY Mar 29, 2017

I loved the backwards story telling and this kept me thinking and analyzing and questioning throughout. The writing was awesome and I enjoyed this thoroughly.

K_ROK Mar 18, 2017

I agree with other fellow readers below; The story was good but the narration was very hard to keep track of. I was not able to finish this one in 1 or 2 days, and I had a hard time remembering all the events, both from the past and present. In theory this is a good idea but perhaps the writer should have asked for more feedback regarding how other readers were able to handle it. Unfortunately the writers know their story through and through so they will not see how hard it is for a reader with fresh eyes to follow along and catch those important details.

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gangleshanks
May 22, 2017

Not as good as "Girl on the Train", but still interesting. Plot a little flat and boring until last chapters because of the unusual literary device of beginning 2/3 through the plot, and working back to the beginning. The lesson offered to the reader stilted....seemed the author had a stretch to come up with a "moral" to the story. Or, perhaps I just don't get it?

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