16 August, 2016

All the missing girls by Megan Miranda

This novel has a unique premise- after an introductory chapter, the book starts at the end of the story and works backwards. It took me a while to get my head around this and I had to concentrate more than usual. No 10 minute reading before bed for this one as it was too hard to remember what had happened!

Ten years after the disappearance of her friend Corrine and her flight from her home town as a consequence, Nicolette has returned to sort out her father’s affairs. Not long after Nic is back in town another girl vanishes- someone that was also tied to the mystery a decade ago. Is it a coincidence? Investigations into the new case bring Corrine’s incident back into the present.

Because of the way the story is written you need a good long stretch reading, but it’s worth it. The writing style suits the story; it’s economic with no unnecessary dialogue or descriptions, creating tension as the events of the past are revealed. Just like real life, you never know all the secrets that people keep to protect loved ones.

Put aside some time to savour this one in print, or digitally on Overdrive eBook or eAudiobook.

Title: All the missing girls
Author: Megan Miranda

Recommended by Kathy N, Collections Development

Kathy N can’t sleep unless she has read a bit before turning the light off. As well as most fiction, she enjoys craft and lifestyle books to get project ideas for her rural home. She spends much of her working day buying books for Auckland Libraries.

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