All the Missing Girls

All the Missing Girls

A Novel

Book - 2016
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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. 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: 9781501107962
9781501146244
Characteristics: 371 pages ;,24 cm.

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Miranda, known for her successful young-adult thrillers, has crafted a darkly nostalgic adult debut sure to draw new readers and please her YA base. Nicolette Farrell left Cooley Ridge, North Carolina, 10 years ago in the wake of her best friend Corinne's disappearance. Now a school counselor in ... Read More »


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RebelBelle13
Jun 16, 2018

So first of all.... ALL of the missing girls? Really? Only two are missing, and if you count Nic's metaphorical disappearance (which you know the author does) we're still only up to three. I guess A Handful of Missing Girls doesn't roll off the tongue the same way?
Seriously though, as thrillers go, this one is rather run of the mill when it comes to the big-city-girl-revisiting-past-in-small-town. There are skeletons that get dragged out of closets, old boyfriends come calling, and life takes up pretty much where it left off when the girl said goodbye. The only difference here is that the story is told in reverse. We start with Nic showing up to her small town from the big city, and then we get a count down from Day 15 backwards. It is very hard to follow at times- and though I found myself referring to previous chapters as the days were counting down, I feel as though I missed a lot of callbacks due to the confusing way the book was laid out. This is a book you really want to read in only a few sittings- because if you take too long to read it, none of the pieces will come together in the way that they are supposed to. I wonder if I read it backwards, if the plot would make more sense? If I truly enjoyed the book, I might actually try that as an interesting re-read. Unfortunately, Nicolette is a rather unlikable character, and I would have much rather followed Tyler or even Daniel instead of her. She's quiet, indecisive, and a liar. She is difficult at times to read, and I realize that is how the plot is unfolding- but I still don't care for her.
The only saving grace here was how everything came together in the end. Most things did make sense, but it happened very quickly, and you have to slog through 12 days to get to the good stuff.

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megangell214
Jun 09, 2018

I really enjoyed this novel. I LOVED how it went backwards in time. slowly learning about the past day by day. It definitely felt confusing in the beginning with all the characters but as you go along you learn about them all and who they are. I really enjoyed how it made you have to stop and think and remember you were going in reverse but I would definitely recommend!!

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nwilmet
May 24, 2018

This book has a confusing writing style and I hated how it went backwards in time. I finished it to the end because I wanted to know what happened but this is one of the more disappointing books I have read from this genre.

LoganLib_Zoe Apr 30, 2018

This book really left you wanting more and you couldn't just put it down as some chapters were left as cliffhangers. I really enjoyed this book, especially as it was told in reverse. It really made you think. Just when you thought it was one person, evidence swayed you to another. There were some chapters where it was a bit pointless but overall i really liked the way it made you think.

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triciarobinson
Apr 13, 2018

I really struggled with this novel. The reversed time was just too confusing and the story line was silly in spots. I think the book could have done with a 100 page edit as it just went on and on at the end. One of my least enjoyable books in a long time. I gave it 2 stars as I was compelled to finish it just to find out "who done it".

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KaledineSkye23
Nov 29, 2017

Phenomenal book! I highly recommend! The author has a unique writing style and weaves an amazing tale. I started this book on a Saturday afternoon... could not put it down, ended up pulling an all nighter to finish it.
Amazon book!!

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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.

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.

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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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