A Novel by Megan Miranda
Synopsis: 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.
So this book is mainly written in reverse chronological order… the beginning brings the main character unhappily back to her home town, where the past has a way of haunting her, and everyone else.
It then picks up fourteen days after the second girl goes missing. then we recount the days backward until the events of the day that the girl goes missing. There are a few of the day’s that are a little boring and more slow than others but thankfully it’s only two or three of them that felt like that.
It was very interesting to see a book go backwards, it was the first time I’ve ever come across anything like it and it definitely kept me hooked the entire time! I was thinking of re reading it in chronological order but I feel like that may have taken away the magic of the telling of the story.
There was so much mystery and intense secret keeping happening throughout this book! I can honestly say that I didn’t see any of the ending coming. Who did what, and why.. such a good twist!
The characters were great! I loved how colourful and vibrant they all seemed to be, I couldn’t help but just be so caught up in their relationships and struggles and hardships.
Overall I really enjoyed this book! So happy to finally have found another good mystery!
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