Monday, May 2, 2016
All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
4.0 out of 5 stars -- "People were like Russian nesting dolls -- versions stacked inside the latest edition."
Just "wondering just how far we would be willing to go to protect those we love."
As soon as I turned the last page and let the conclusion hit me with full force, I turned back to the very beginning and started to reread. It's that kind of story, but stranger, because it is told in reverse. The answer is there, but you don't see it until you've read to the end. Sure, you have guesses, but you don't really know.
Nic Farrell returns to Cooley Ridge after she receives a cryptic letter from her father. She'd left the place, and everyone there, behind 10 years previously when a friend of hers, Corrine, went missing and was never found. Implicated in the disappearance along with her brother, Daniel, her boyfriend, Tyler, and others in their group, she and her friends managed to satisfy the police that they were not responsible and she made it out and has created a new life for herself -- including getting engaged to Everett. Within 24 hours of her arrival in town, another girl, Annaleise Carter, vanishes. It's all coming back now...
Fast-paced backward suspense provided a very entertaining evening read for me. This will be a great vacation read -- see if you can figure it out from sifting among the red herrings, the lies, the many secrets, and the unspoken.
Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the e-book ARC to review.