I think the most compelling thing about this book is that it’s told in reverse. Nic Farrell was an interesting character to read about. Kind of the same as female leads in psychological thrillers: cunning, different, vulnerable on the inside, and a liar. Aren’t they all liars?
I think one of the hardest things for me in All the Missing Girls was the writing style. There were some moments where I was confused by what was happening and others where I felt like Nic as a narrator was just plain inconsistent.
In terms of the ending, I will admit that I’m fifty-fifty on it. I saw it coming, but at the same time I didn’t. This book is definitely creepy in that aspect: where you think you know certain characters because of Nic’s familiarity with them but find out that everything is just a jumbled mess.
I will say that I’m glad with the fact that the author told the story the way she did: in reverse. It really builds the reader up for what really happens the first day Annaleise disappears.
Thought-provoking, addicting to read and equipped with twisted characters. This is a book that felt like a thrilling countdown.