Ever see that told in reverse movie ‘Memento’ starring Guy Pierce? ‘All the Missing Girls’ really reminded me of that movie. It starts at the end and works it’s way backwards. This inventive book held me until the last word.
The story surrounds the disappearances of two young women that happened ten years apart. Nicolette had left her home town after the disappearance of her best friend Corrine, and returns ten years later to care for her father and tie up the loose ends she left behind. Told over the span of a fifteen day period of time, the book weaves around characters and lies deftly without so much as a misstep.
Because it is told in reverse, the reader sees the effect first and the cause later. I can’t even begin to imagine how much planning it took Megan Miranda before she starting writing this masterpiece. Kudos to the author.
Read this one if you haven’t already done so. It’s worth every minute of your time.