Every so often, I read a book that I get a little obsessed with – I can’t stop reading it, I can’t stop thinking about it. All The Missing Girls was one of those books. Even after I finished, I thought about it for days. Big thanks to Sarah for recommending it to me, although I am sure she probably wishes she hadn’t because then all I wanted to do was talk to her about it.
This might just be the best book I have read it 2017, and I have read a lot of really good books. If thrillers are your thing, you MUST read this book.
Nicolette Farrell has spent most of her adult life running away from her past and her small town life she escaped 10 years ago. But when it is decided that they must sell her sick father’s house to pay his medical bills, Nic heads back to the small town of Cooley Ridge where her best friend Corinne disappeared 10 years ago.
After Nic arrives, another girl Annaleise goes missing. The investigation 10 years ago was focused on Nicolette, her boyfriend Tyler, her brother Daniel, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Not only was Annaleise the alibi for the group the night Corinne went missing, but she lives in the house that backs up to the Farrell property as well as dating Tyler. Naturally the investigation circles around the same group as before. And Nic realizes that the key to finding out what happened to her means she must find out what happened to her friend so many years ago. As she begins to dig, she uncovers a lot of secrets about her friends and family and what really happened the night Corinne disappeared.
One thing that was SO interesting about this book was the way it was written. Each chapter is a day. It starts with Day 1, and then the next chapter is Day 15 and then it works backwards from there. So you are trying to put the pieces together but backwards, which makes it SO much harder. In fact, I wanted to go back and re-read it so I could have it in my head a little better when things occur. And I read a review on Amazon that someone else wanted to read it in the chronological order so I am not as crazy as I thought. The author does SUCH a good job of slowly giving out tiny bits of information, and it is so well written.
To be honest, I generally know which way the wind is blowing in most books. It doesn’t make it any less good, but it does make it just a little less fun when what I think happens happens. This was not one of those books. I didn’t have a clue and I LOVED it!
I can’t recommend this book enough!! If you liked books like Gone Girl or Girl on a Train, you MUST read All The Missing Girls.
Have you read All The Missing Girls? If so, what did you think??