Ten years ago Nicolette Farrell left Cooley Ridge after the investigation into her best friend’s disappearance came to a halt. Nic and her friends had gone to the fair and after that night Corinne had disappeared without a trace and since she was eighteen it had been chalked up to leaving town on her own.
Nic wanted nothing more to get away and make something of her life after that night. She packed up and took off for college putting herself through school. Now she’s engaged to a wonderful man that comes from a wealthy family but needs to return to Cooley Ridge to help sell the family home after her father’s health had gotten worse. But now after returning another girl has gone missing and another investigation begun bringing the past back to haunt this small town.
All the Missing Girls is a gripping thriller done a bit differently from the normal read. The story is told giving the reader the initial glimpse of what is going on, then going ahead fifteen days after Nic’s return to Cooley Ridge then counts backward from there giving the events of each day. After that it picks up back at the end of the fifteen days again. Now as much as this sounds confusing it really wasn’t in the least and had me completely hooked from the beginning. Each day that you go back more and more detail is given into the characters and story, wonderful job by the author with this format.
I think the thing I liked most with this book was the fact you really have two mysteries to solve at once. The stories of the current disappearance and the one from ten years before are interwoven in the events as the days count back. With flashbacks from the past mixed with the current as we go back through events the suspect list grows taking twists and turns all the way to keep the reader on the edge of their seat until the very end.
Overall, twists and turns galore in the awesome page turner of a thriller, definitely one that I’d recommend checking out.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.