All the Missing Girls

All the Missing Girls

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Ten years after leaving Cooley Ridge, Nicolette Farrell returns to care for her ailing father. A decade ago, she, her brother Daniel, her boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne's boyfriend Jackson were suspects when Corinne--Nic's best friend-- disappeared without a trace. Within days of Nic's return, they are plunged into a shocking drama when Nic's neighbor Annaleise, who is dating Tyler and was the group's alibi ten years previously, goes missing. Told backwards from the time Annaleise disappears, the book follows Nic as she works to unravel the truth and, in the process, reveals shocking realities about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2016.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501107979
Characteristics: 371 pages ; 24 cm


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Oct 18, 2017

I had a hard time following this story the way it was written. I almost didn't finish it, but decided to when I hit the half way point. The story starts off telling you that it has been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left town when her best friend Corrine disappeared. When Nicolette comes home to help her brother sell her father's house, another girl goes missing. Now Annaleise Carter is missing and Nicolette tries to uncover the truth in what happened to both of these girls.

Oct 01, 2017

This book kept me interested throughout. It's told for the most part in reverse and has some interesting twists and turns. Once I got to the halfway point, I couldn't put it down and finished it in a night. Reminded me a little bit of the way Good as Gone was written, and I really enjoyed that book as well.

Jul 24, 2017

I LOVED THIS BOOK! I can't really tell you why though. I don't know if it was the mystery, the setting, or the format, but it sent me into a reading hangover--nothing since has lived up to this. I loved the format of this book--telling us the story backward. Each chapter ends at the beginning of the previous chapter. The mystery keeps you guessing and and the characters are complicated. I really enjoyed this one.

KHCPL_Wagner Jul 11, 2017

It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace, and now Annaleise Carter has vanished. 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.

Apr 21, 2017

Couldn't put the book down. I had to know what happened to.the missing girls. You keep suspecting everyone until the end.

ehbooklover Apr 14, 2017

I absolutely loved the author's choice to tell this story backward. The numerous twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading. Plus, I could not figure out what really happened until the very end. A great read!

Apr 05, 2017

Intricate mystery about a woman who goes back to her hometown to settle her ill father's family estate and finds that the trouble she left behind when she was young, still plague her when she returns. The story deals with love lost, envy, jealousy and secrets that threaten to tear apart friendships forged in their youth. The story backwards in chapters to the beginning with details keep you interested in the events that lead up to the previous chapter, although at times a little hard to follow. Not a great book but keeps you interested in the outcome of the "beginning".

AL_LESLEY Mar 29, 2017

I loved the backwards story telling and this kept me thinking and analyzing and questioning throughout. The writing was awesome and I enjoyed this thoroughly.

K_ROK Mar 18, 2017

I agree with other fellow readers below; The story was good but the narration was very hard to keep track of. I was not able to finish this one in 1 or 2 days, and I had a hard time remembering all the events, both from the past and present. In theory this is a good idea but perhaps the writer should have asked for more feedback regarding how other readers were able to handle it. Unfortunately the writers know their story through and through so they will not see how hard it is for a reader with fresh eyes to follow along and catch those important details.

Although I appreciate the author of this book trying to be creative by writing the narrative from backwards to forwards (reads from day 15 to day 1) and to add suspense, it was just plain confusing. The confusion trumps the enjoyment I had over reading this book. Basically, if you don't plan to read this book in 1 day don't bother reading it because every time you pick up the book to read you have to flip back pages just to re-read what is going on.
The ending pretty much unravels fast at the end and isn't much of a shocker given these "gone girl" type mystery thrillers. you kind of know what to expect.

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May 22, 2017

Not as good as "Girl on the Train", but still interesting. Plot a little flat and boring until last chapters because of the unusual literary device of beginning 2/3 through the plot, and working back to the beginning. The lesson offered to the reader stilted....seemed the author had a stretch to come up with a "moral" to the story. Or, perhaps I just don't get it?


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