All the Missing Girls: A Novel by Megan MirandaAll the Missing Girls: A Novel by Megan Miranda

All the Missing Girls: A Novel

byMegan Miranda

Hardcover | November 15, 2017

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***A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***

A New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice”
Entertainment Weekly — Thriller Round-Up
The Wall Street Journal — 5 Killer Books for 2016
Hollywood Reporter — Hot Summer Books…16 Must Reads

“This thriller’s all of your fave page-turners (think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl) rolled into one.”TheSkimm

“Both [Gillian] Flynn’s and Miranda’s main characters also reclaim the right of female characters to be more than victim or femme fataleAll the Missing Girls is set to become one of the best books of 2016.”Los Angeles Review of Books

“Extremely interesting…a novel that will probably be called Hitchcockian.”The New York Times Book Review

“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

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.

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 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.

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.
Title:All the Missing Girls: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:November 15, 2017Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781501107962

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! I am so impressed with this novel! The way the author alternated between the end and the beginning of the story was so impressive as it could have been confusing but, being that it was so well done, it just made me more and more eager to get to the end!!
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good not great i was engaged in the story and captivated, however it was missing a little suspense
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not all that great It's okay. It's not that great. Even though it's told at different times it doesn't really get you hooked. Honestly when I read it it was boring, boring, boring, to wow this is good, then to it's okay. So basically I kept on reading waiting for the exciting part of the book which fell short. It's bland.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright There was a lot of suspense in the book but I felt like it wasn't fully delivered.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from High Hopes... Left Unfulfilled The concept of running the book backwards was intriguing and filled me with the hope that this book would be solid. The concept lost its luster about midway.\ Our protagonist lives a semi-charmed life in NYC- having left her checkered past behind in "middle of nowhwere, America". An unexpected event forces a return trip down "crappy memory lane" et voila, mysteries unravel, scandals unfold and murder most delightful re-emerges amongst smatterings of a decade-ish old past event. Read at your own peril... this ain't Gone Girl (if that's your jam) and it isn't Robert Galbraith. I would recommend this, if only for the excercise and completing the backwards narrative.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! #plumreview Amazing book that keeps you wanting to read more. Absolutely love Megan Miranda as an author
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was okay It was an okay read. I wanted to know what would happen but it wasn't as thrilling as I expected.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! At first I didn't really like the way the story is presented through the chapters, but once I got use to the format of the book I was in love with the writer's style. Every moment, every scene is so well thought out and described. Can't wait to read more by her!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVED IT It was an excellent book but hard to keep up with at times.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It Great read - couldn't put it down. The format of telling it in reverse, makes me want to read it again! I feel like I got it all wrong the first time, and would pick up so much more knowing what went on.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was ok! I didn’t love this book! However is wasn’t terrible either lol I’m kinda on the fence cause it did keep me wanting more and turning pages so that has to count for something.I also had a hard time with the style of writing and at the end had some un answered question that left me a bit confused. Still worth the read :)
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Loved that this book was written in in reverse order, very intriguing. Couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compelling twists! I couldn't put this novel down! I LOVE that it is told in reverse order through the middle so that readers are following the plot and trying to figure out twists and turns in the moment but also how it's all connected. Miranda creates a masterful suspense novel with a unique aspect, especially for mystery lovers who like to know the why not just the how. Incredible read!
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well done This book is told in reverse which was very interesting. It definitely kept me intrigued the whole way through and shocked me at the end. I would recommend this book to someone who like mystery and can enjoy a book told in reverse sequence.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeps you guessing... This book kept me intrigued and guessing right until the end (and even after!). The way the story was told in reverse made the revealing of certain plot points very interesting and surprising. I would definitely recommend to read this book when you have time to get through it in a few days (which won't be hard as you won't be able to put it down).
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Enjoyed It! This was a really good read and I love how it was told by counting back the days. I was rather surprised by one of the endings/twists, but there were some things that were predictable. Still a very good read!
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Edge of your seat read Make sure you have the time to finish this quick, the way she wrote was very interesting moving backwards in time and it really made me not want to put the book down. Keeps you guessing; suspenseful with secrets!
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow! I read this book in two days! The flashbacks (or flash-forwards,as the case may be) kept you guessing until the end. Well worth the read.
Date published: 2016-11-21

Editorial Reviews

"This thriller’s all of your fav page-turners (think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl) rolled into one.” —theSkimm “Both [Gillian] Flynn’s and Miranda’s main characters also reclaim the right of female characters to be more than victim or femme fatale… All the Missing Girls is set to become one of the best books of 2016.” — Los Angeles Review of Books “Extremely interesting…a novel that will probably be called Hitchcockian.” —The New York Times Book Review “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    “Fast-paced and frightening, All the Missing Girls will teach you why it's dangerous to go into the woods alone at night.” — Refinery29 “All the Missing Girls is the archetypal murder mystery, the kind it seems like everyone has been hungry for since Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and Paula Hawkins's Girl on a Train.” — Cosmopolitan.com “A new spin on a classic "missing person" thriller, All the Missing Girls is the perfect read for thriller fans.” — Bustle.com "In All the Missing Girls Megan Miranda leads readers back through the past of a small southern town, enfolding them in a slow, tense nightmare of suspicion, menace, and tangled motives. A twisty, compulsive read--I loved it." — Ruth Ware, author of IN A DARK, DARK WOOD "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 "As original as it is addictive, this story puts a knot in your gut from the opening pages. Then, through the wizardry of its unconventional structure, that knot tightens and tightens and will not let go until the final pages—and even then the story continues to haunt you. Vividly rendered, psychologically complex, and narratively acrobatic, All The Missing Girls is, above all, totally gripping." — Tim Johnston, New York Times bestselling author of DESCENT "Darkly nostalgic....Miranda takes a risk by telling the story backward, but it pays off with an undroppable thriller, plenty of romantic suspense, and a fresh take on the decades-old teenage-murder theme." — Booklist   "All the Missing Girls is a smart, suspenseful, and emotionally complex thriller. Told in reverse, this story will make you want to lock the doors, turn off the phone, and read until the last satisfying page." — Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of THE EX "Megan Miranda’s utterly gripping and original All the Missing Girls keeps you off balance in the most perfect way. I was held hostage by the book from the first page to the stunning conclusion. This literally backward tale is a winner." — Lisa Lutz, author of THE PASSENGER and HOW TO START A FIRE