Contemporary U.S. Literature, mystery

All the Missing Girls

October 27, 2017

Another pick from the neighborhood book club. Like¬†Gone Girl but with the innovation of narrating the story backwards. So you get the protagonist, an unsympathetically drawn woman from a small rural town whose best friend went missing a decade earlier, telling the details of her two weeks return home. Every chapter is “The Day Before.” The narrative twist felt to me like a gimmick suggested by a sales-hungry editor. The story was hard to follow, like that film,¬†Memento? But not as gripping as the movie.

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