Friday, 9 June 2017

Review - All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Title: All the Missing Girls
Author: Megan Miranda
Pages: 384
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Release date: 2nd February 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

It's been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared without trace. Then a letter from her father arrives - 'I need to talk to you. That girl. I saw that girl.' Has her father's dementia worsened, or has he really seen Corinne? Returning home, Nicolette must finally face what happened on that terrible night all those years ago.

Then, another young woman goes missing, almost to the day of the anniversary of when Corinne vanished. And like ten years ago, the whole town is a suspect. 

Told backwards - Day 15 to Day 1 - Nicolette works to unravel the truth, revealing shocking secrets about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne. 

My Review:
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Atlantic Books and NetGalley*

Ten years ago, Nicolette 'Nic' Farrell's best friend, Corinne, disappeared. Then Nic did a disappearing act of her own, leaving her small home town behind for the city and university.
Now Nic receives a letter from her father who has dementia, claiming that he saw Corinne the night she vanished.
Nic returns home and a few days later another girl goes missing.
Can the police find Annaleise?
What happened to Corinne all those years ago?

All the Missing Girls is told backwards from Annaleise's disappearance from Day 15 to Day 1. I thought this was a refreshing and unique way to tell a story. There is also a mixture of the past and the present, both of which I enjoyed reading but probably more so the sections about the past.
Nic was an okay protagonist but I didn't have any strong feelings about her or any of the other characters, except maybe Corinne who seemed horrible.
The plot was interesting and I didn't guess what had happened to Corinne or what would come of Annaleise.  
I liked the writing style and found it easy to follow.

Overall this was an enjoyable, unique read.