All the Missing Girls is Megan Miranda’s first book aimed at an adult audience. It is a tense psychological thriller with a difference. As it opens it sets the scene with a précis of events. Ten years ago an eighteen year old called Corinne vanished without a trace. Nicolette Farrell has returned home for the summer to sell her father’s house. A couple of nights after she arrives another girl goes missing. Annaliese Carter slipped out in the night and hasn’t been seen since.
The action is told in reverse order starting with day fourteen and then working its way back to day one. This serves to create a very disjointed story that feels even more complex because of the way that it is told. Suffice to say that I didn’t work out what had really happened. The twist is fantastic and so obvious when you know the whole story.
I’m half tempted to read it again knowing what I now know so that I can follow all the little hints along the way!
Supplied by Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Published on 28 June 2016. 384 pages.
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