Synopses & Reviews
A masterful psychological suspense debut about the disappearances of two young women — a decade apart — told in reverse. "All the Missing Girls is set to become one of the best books of 2016" (Los Angeles Review of Books).
Twenty-eight-year-old Nicolette Farrell returns to Cooley Ridge, North Carolina, ten years after her best friend Corinne disappeared without a trace. Nic plans to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, but she is soon plunged into a new drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds that have not healed.
The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since, 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. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing.
Hailed "Hitchcockian" by The New York Times Book Review, All the Missing Girls is told backwards — from the time Annaleise goes missing prompting Nic to unravel the truth about what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago. With plenty of twists and turns that lead down dark alleys and dead ends, Megan Miranda turns it all upside down and inside out and leaves you wondering just how far you might go to protect those you love.
"Intricately plotted…Ms. Miranda brings heightened suspense and a twist to this familiar scenario by telling the story, which unfolds over 15 days, in reverse chronological order." The New York Times
"Are you paying attention? You'll need to be; this thriller will test your brain with its reverse chronological structure, and it's a page-turner to boot." ELLE
"Both [Gillian] Flynn’s and Miranda’s main characters also reclaim the right of female characters to be more than victim or femme fatale… All the Missing Girls is set to become one of the best books of 2016." Los Angeles Review of Books
About the Author
Megan Miranda is the author of several books for young adults, including Fracture, Hysteria, Vengeance, and Soulprint. She grew up in New Jersey, attended MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. Her novels for adults include All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger.