Tuesday, September 19, 2017

All The Missing Girls "Review"

So I recently finished another book I enjoyed a lot. Like the last one, it's a psychological thriller (or maybe it's just plain called a thriller? I'm honesty not entirely sure). Anyway, it's called All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, and it's the first adult book I've read in a while (I tend to read primarily middle-grade and young adult books, and usually of the fantasy and science fiction variety at that).

Image result for all the missing girlsAs as I was saying, it's a pretty fun book. It's about a young woman named Nicolette whose dear childhood friend went missing in her small hometown (gotta love those small-town mysteries haha) when they were both only eighteen years old. At that point Nicolette immediately left the town, abandoning her other friends and family, to start a new life elsewhere and leave her friend's mysterious disappearance and all the baggage it heaped up behind her.

However, ten years later she visits her hometown and family again, and another girl goes missing while she' s staying at her old family house. Of course, there seems to be a mysterious link between the two girls' disappearances even though ten whole years have passed between them. Nicolette winds up staying at her old family house for a while to piece together the truth of the latest missing girl, Nicolette's own family, and what really happened the night her childhood friend went missing all those years ago.

Like most thrillers, it's a very twisty read, and a unique element of it is that the story is basically told backwards from a significant event (I'm not going to say what event that is), so each large section of the book is labeled "The Day Before." I admit the format confused me a tiny bit from time to time, but overall it was a very interesting device that worked well for the story and gave it a unique feel. Anyway, I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers. It's rare that I finish reading a book at all, and with this one I made it right up to the twisty end hehe.