Review: All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

All the Missing Girls
by Megan Miranda

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.

Nicolette moved away from her hometown in Cooley Ridge, right after her best friend had gone missing. A family crisis brought her back to the same old town, but now quite different. She, together with her brother Daniel, had to sort everything out about their father’s failing health and their childhood home.

And then a neighbor went missing, and soon we are taken back to a very different and unique narrative, starting from Day 15 to Day 1.


I never thought I’d be rendered speechless after reading this suspense thriller from Megan Miranda. I didn’t have the words to describe how I felt when I got to the last page. The story was uniquely presented, the characters were all kinds of complex and relatable, the thrill and excitement in finding out the perpetrator was just awesome!

I’ve yet to read Megan Miranda’s other books, but if All the Missing Girls is an indication, I am confident that I would enjoy all her other story creations.

This has been a mind-blowing, nerve-racking, bone-chilling read, narrated in a twist.

In other words, this is a must read..


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