All the Missing Girls

All the Missing Girls

[a Novel]

Book - 2016
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"Ten years after leaving Cooley Ridge, Nicolette Farrell returns to care for her ailing father. A decade ago, she, her brother Daniel, her boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne's boyfriend Jackson were suspects when Corinne-- Nic's best friend-- disappeared without a trace. Within days of Nic's return, they are plunged into a shocking drama when Nic's neighbor Annaleise, who is dating Tyler and was the group's alibi ten years previously, goes missing. Told backwards from the time Annaleise disappears, the book follows Nic as she works to unravel the truth and, in the process, reveals shocking realities about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago"-- Publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410492982
Characteristics: 535 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Aug 19, 2020

I like Tess Gerritsen's writing and usually listen to titles in audiobook cd format. I used "Tess Gerritsen" as my search term and got a nice long list. I found however for quite a number of the titles in the list, the description that appeared might include more than one format, but did not include the listing for an audiobook cd or MP3 CD verswion offered in the general search page.

This is difficult to describe. It happened with several titles. Try it, and you will see what I mean:

A good example would be a Search for "Tess Gerritsen", and from that list opening a tab for "The Silent Girl" so I could get a description of the plot before deciding to put it on hold or on the For Later list

What appears is a "The Silent Girl" with a listing for the book in print and ebook formats only. Audiobook CD and Large print options are missing via this search.

I then tried going back up to the search bar at the top of the page and searching for that particular title. I got my plot description and the full list of formats available.

Procedurally, something seems to be missing here.

Second confusing experience:

When I tried to submit a feedback comment, which I have done fairly recently on another broader issue, I kept getting referred to a variety of lists, ex. _MORE catalogs; Catalog info; Research page, etc., which seem to be static lists

I think this is not a static problem, and may at this time seem picayune, but I have worked on upgrades before and these things will someday come back to bite us in the unforseen.

All in all though, I am finding the catalog much less cumbersome and much faster at looking for what I want or hope to be in the pooled collection.

Feb 19, 2019

Was not generally impressed by this book. Was excited to read it from the title, and was let down by it. Bland thriller with no real twists to it. Characters were mundane and over done. On to the next!

Sep 30, 2018

I struggled with the reverse order of this book. Once I settled in and concentrated on this format, the story was as compelling a psychological thriller as I’ve read.

Jul 26, 2018

I LOVED this book! For anyone who said it shouldn't have been written backwards or it was too confusing...they're wrong. It was so clever. The storyline, the characters, the plot, everything was brilliant. I couldn't stop flipping through the pages. Megan Miranda stole my heart again.

Jun 19, 2018

I tried to continue reading this book even though I really didn't like the reverse order the author used. I continued to read a bit, put the book down in frustration only to give it another chance. Halfway through, I couldn't read anymore. With each reverse chapter the reader has to start from scratch. I do not recommend this book.

Jun 16, 2018

So first of all.... ALL of the missing girls? Really? Only two are missing, and if you count Nic's metaphorical disappearance (which you know the author does) we're still only up to three. I guess A Handful of Missing Girls doesn't roll off the tongue the same way?
Seriously though, as thrillers go, this one is rather run of the mill when it comes to the big-city-girl-revisiting-past-in-small-town. There are skeletons that get dragged out of closets, old boyfriends come calling, and life takes up pretty much where it left off when the girl said goodbye. The only difference here is that the story is told in reverse. We start with Nic showing up to her small town from the big city, and then we get a count down from Day 15 backwards. It is very hard to follow at times- and though I found myself referring to previous chapters as the days were counting down, I feel as though I missed a lot of callbacks due to the confusing way the book was laid out. This is a book you really want to read in only a few sittings- because if you take too long to read it, none of the pieces will come together in the way that they are supposed to. I wonder if I read it backwards, if the plot would make more sense? If I truly enjoyed the book, I might actually try that as an interesting re-read. Unfortunately, Nicolette is a rather unlikable character, and I would have much rather followed Tyler or even Daniel instead of her. She's quiet, indecisive, and a liar. She is difficult at times to read, and I realize that is how the plot is unfolding- but I still don't care for her.
The only saving grace here was how everything came together in the end. Most things did make sense, but it happened very quickly, and you have to slog through 12 days to get to the good stuff.

Jun 09, 2018

I really enjoyed this novel. I LOVED how it went backwards in time. slowly learning about the past day by day. It definitely felt confusing in the beginning with all the characters but as you go along you learn about them all and who they are. I really enjoyed how it made you have to stop and think and remember you were going in reverse but I would definitely recommend!!

May 24, 2018

This book ended up being a good read. However, I thought the book went on for way too long and I found the backwards in time writing style to be very confusing.

LoganLib_Zoe Apr 30, 2018

This book really left you wanting more and you couldn't just put it down as some chapters were left as cliffhangers. I really enjoyed this book, especially as it was told in reverse. It really made you think. Just when you thought it was one person, evidence swayed you to another. There were some chapters where it was a bit pointless but overall i really liked the way it made you think.

Apr 13, 2018

I really struggled with this novel. The reversed time was just too confusing and the story line was silly in spots. I think the book could have done with a 100 page edit as it just went on and on at the end. One of my least enjoyable books in a long time. I gave it 2 stars as I was compelled to finish it just to find out "who done it".

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Feb 12, 2019

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May 22, 2017

Not as good as "Girl on the Train", but still interesting. Plot a little flat and boring until last chapters because of the unusual literary device of beginning 2/3 through the plot, and working back to the beginning. The lesson offered to the reader stilted....seemed the author had a stretch to come up with a "moral" to the story. Or, perhaps I just don't get it?


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