#FuturisticFriday Review: All the Missing Girls

June 25, 2016 Uncategorized 12 ★★★★★

#FuturisticFriday Review: All the Missing GirlsTitle: All the Missing Girls
Author: Megan Miranda
Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads

Summary: This felt fresh and surprising and kept my heart pounding the whole way through. Loved it!

“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” (source) when another girl disappears and yet again, it seems possible some of the people closest to Nic might be involved.

This book was so good, I could hardly put it down, despite how busy I’ve been. The backwards order in which the story was told made the entire thing feel fresh at a time when all the thrillers are starting to seem the same to me. I loved it! The author did a great job keeping the suspense up and slowly revealing what happened ten years ago. Even more impressive, she did this without making me feel as though she was artificially holding back things we should have known because the realistically main character would have thought about them. It was just such a cleverly put together story. The reverse foreshadowing of what had happened the day before was perfect and just enough for me never to feel lost as we moved back in time. I was blown away.

On top of all that, the author managed to surprise me in almost every chapter, especially towards the end. She also wrote incredibly believable dialogue and brought the small town setting vividly to life. The tone was pretty perfect too – dark and creepy, but just enough happiness for me to enjoy it anyway. Basically, everything was awesome. If the description at all appeals to you, definitely give this a chance!

12 Responses to “#FuturisticFriday Review: All the Missing Girls”

  1. Resh Susan

    Glad you really enjoyed the book. The backwards story telling definitely adds to the charm. I love reading different styles of writing. It isnt often that u see a book that really captures your interest. I am adding this to my TBR

  2. BookerTalk

    Good point about how difficult it can be to do anything fresh in this genre. Sounds like you found a writer who knows what they are about.

  3. Jennifer C

    Yeah, this sounds like a must-read for me! I hardly ever read two thrillers in a row…part of that is because I need to cleanse my reading palate in case there are any similarities between books! It’s hard to be completely new and different with a thriller. This one sounds perfect!

    • DoingDewey

      I’m typically the same way, but I’ve been on a real kick lately! I think I’m reaching the end of it though, as they are starting to blur together. It’s been fun reading such easy, fast-paced reads though. I’d definitely recommend this one as something new and different!

  4. Heather

    This sounds awesome to me! I recently read and loved A Kind Worth Killing, so I’m kinda in the mood to continue the thriller vibe.

  5. Naomi MacKinnon

    I’m always happy to have recommendations for thrillers. I don’t read a lot of them, so when I do, I want them to be good! Glad you had such a fun distraction from your work. 😉

    • DoingDewey

      This is one I’d recommend even to people who don’t typically read thrillers, because it was just so good! It made for a great break 🙂

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