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Megan Miranda is the author of the young adult novels Fracture, Hysteria, Vengeance, and Soulprint. All the Missing Girls is her debut adult novel. Megan lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two children. Find Megan on Instagram.
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An intriguing, pulsing, provocative mystery that really kept me on my toes. Olivia is affected by night terrors, her past comes back to haunt her when she wakes in the middle of the night to find herself standing over a body in her garden. We’ve reviewed and thoroughly enjoyed all of Megan Miranda’s novels at LoveReading. I particularly love the sharp teetering edge of the relationship that develops between the reader and the main characters. Here, my trust for Olivia felt patchy and uncertain, her past is everything. Megan Miranda cleverly evoked emotions in me that Olivia had been feeling for years. The balance of suspense and information was held on a wire as my thoughts were nudged one way and then the other. As the pace increased so did the tension. The Girl From Widow Hills really highlights the dangers of secrets and lies, and it was only when I’d finished that I was finally able to take a deep breath and relax!
A clever, oh so clever read, where the story sits simmering, creating pools of tension and unsettling bursts of awareness. The police rule Sadie’s death a suicide, however a year later, questions are being asked and her friend Avery may well have to provide answers, can she clear her name? I was thrilled when The Last House Guest arrived in the post. Megan Miranda’s books are a must-read for me. A provocative, sharp, beautifully readable journey awaits each time. The story slides between 2017 and 2018, encouraging questions to kiss questions. The more I found out, the more I realised I didn’t know. Avery is a fascinating character, she sits on the edge of two groups, leaving her stranded. My thoughts tossed and turned as I read, I felt slightly unsettled as I waited, wanting to know the truth. The ending is a high-octane rush of a ride and I found myself perched on the very edge of my seat. Focusing on friendship, and how well we ever truly know someone, The Last House Guest has a commanding energy and is a compelling read.
A lovely psychological thriller where the unreliable narrator leaves you working hard following the facts and trying to figure out what really happened. One begins to wonder if this narrator, Leah, isn’t a bit disillusioned herself and if her housemate, Emmy, who has gone missing, actually exists. We get their past history drip-fed to us adding to the present mystery. A girl looking a lot like Leah has been assaulted. Was this a case of mistaken identity? Leah is hiding something huge in her past, running away to teach in a rural school when once she was a journalist in Boston. Why? But then Emmy’s past seems a total mystery too, if she exists! Great fun, full of twists and turns and many a red herring. I honestly don’t think you’ll guess the denouement until you get there.
August 2017 Book of the Month A clever, suspense-filled story told in reverse, from day 15 through to day 1, and boy does the premise work! Nicolette returns home after a letter from her dementia-ravaged father suggests an answer to the disappearance of her best friend ten years before. A second girl goes missing while Nicolette is home, and as the story twists backwards through time, how on earth it didn't trip over itself I really don't know. Megan Miranda, in her first novel for adults, skilfully handles the tour through time, I felt completely absorbed and focused as each new tidbit of information changed my feelings and sent my thoughts spinning. As the story increased in intensity and neared the climax, I almost couldn't turn the pages quickly enough. ‘All the Missing Girls’ hooked me from the get-go, it pushed all of my thoughts into one big pot of edgy, stimulating tension, ensuring a great, great read. ~ Liz Robinson
February 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever, suspense-filled story told in reverse, from day 15 through to day 1, and boy does the premise work! Nicolette returns home after a letter from her dementia-ravaged father suggests an answer to the disappearance of her best friend ten years before. A second girl goes missing while Nicolette is home, and as the story twists backwards through time, how on earth it didn't trip over itself I really don't know. Megan Miranda, in her first novel for adults, skilfully handles the tour through time, I felt completely absorbed and focused as each new tidbit of information changed my feelings and sent my thoughts spinning. As the story increased in intensity and neared the climax, I almost couldn't turn the pages quickly enough. ‘All the Missing Girls’ hooked me from the get-go, it pushed all of my thoughts into one big pot of edgy, stimulating tension, ensuring a great, great read. ~ Liz Robinson
Everyone knows the story of the girl from widow hills... When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in a terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. Fame followed, and so did fans, creeps and stalkers. As soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and left Widow Hills behind. Twenty years later, Olivia, as she is now known, is plagued by night terrors. She often finds herself out of bed in the middle of the night, sometimes streets away from her home. Then one evening she jolts awake in her yard, with the corpse of a man at her feet. The girl from Widow Hills is about to become the centre of the story, once again...
REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE AUGUST 2019 PICK! FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ALL THE MISSING GIRLS 'The perfect summer thriller ... twisty and tense, with a pace that made my heart race. An edge-of-your-seat, up-all-night read.' Riley Sager, author of The Last Time I Lied 'A riveting read!' Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl 'Dizzying plot twists and multiple surprise endings are this author's stock in trade... And, oh boy, does she ever know how to write [them].' Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review Never overstay your welcome... One year ago, Avery's best friend Sadie was found dead - dashed on the rocks the night of the infamous end-of-summer party. To Avery's disbelief, the police quickly rule Sadie's death a suicide. A year later new evidence surfaces that suggests Sadie was murdered. Evidence that places Avery under suspicion. Grief-stricken and ostracized, Avery must clear her name before she's branded a killer... 'Fast-paced and gripping.' People
From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a captivating psychological thriller about a girl who must face her darkest fears - but can she outrun the past? Kelsey has lived most of her life in a shadow of suspicion, raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn't set foot outside their front door in seventeen years, since she escaped from her kidnappers. Kelsey knows she's supposed to keep a low profile and stay off the grid for their protection, but that plan is shattered when her dramatic car accident and rescue by volunteer firefighter and classmate Ryan Baker sparks media coverage. A few days later, she arrives home to find her mother missing. Now, to have a chance at a future, Kelsey will have to face her darkest fears. Because someone is coming for her. And the truth about the past may end up being the most dangerous thing of all.
What happens when your best friend becomes your worst nightmare... Having reached a dead end in Boston, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs a change. When she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who is moving to rural Pennsylvania, Leah decides to join her. But their fresh start is quickly threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later. Determined to find Emmy, Leah helps Detective Kyle Donovan to investigate her friend's life for clues. But with no friends, family or digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey. Forced to question her version of reality and to save herself, Leah must uncover the truth - no matter how dark or terrible it may be...
A suspenseful psychological YA mystery; perfect for fans of We Were Liars and 13 Reasons Why. --------------- Jessa Whitworth needs to uncover the truth about her ex-boyfriend's death. She didn't belong in Caleb's room. But she couldn't deny she was everywhere. Even in the dragonfly necklace in his jeans pocket... the one she gave him to look after on that day. His family blame her for his death, but still make her box up his room. As she packs up his life, piece by piece, memories are triggered that make Jessa realise Caleb may not have been how she remembers. Did she ever really know him at all? And what really happened the night he died?
Uberall lauert Gefahr! Das wei die 17-jahrige Kelsey nur zu gut. Denn ihre Mutter hat das Haus seit Kelseys Geburt nicht verlassen - seit sie mehreren Kidnappern entkommen konnte. Zu ihrem Schutz verhalt Kelsey sich moglichst unauffallig. Doch ein Autounfall, bei dem sie von einem Mitschuler gerettet wird, lost ein wahres Medienfeuer aus. Als Kelsey wenig spater abends nach Hause kommt, ist ihre Mutter verschwunden. Und auf dem Gelande verstecken sich Fremde. Aber das Bose wartet nicht im Dunkeln, sondern in der Vergangenheit.--- Aufregend, atemlos und voller Uberrschungen - der perfekte Thriller von New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autorin Megan Miranda ---
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda, read by Erin Spencer. Jessa Whitworth knew she didnt belong in her ex-boyfriend Calebs room. But she couldnt deny that she was everywhere - in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket . . . the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day. His mother asked her to pack up his things - even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together. But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Calebs life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all. Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Calebs accident. What really happened on the night he died?
From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a suspenseful psychological mystery about one girl's search to uncover the truth behind her ex-boyfriend's death. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars and 13 Reasons Why.Jessa Whitworth knew she didn't belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb's room. But she couldn't deny that she was everywhere--in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket . . . the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.His mother asked her to pack up his things--even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb's life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all. Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb's accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?Praise for Megan Miranda's All the Missing Girls:"e;This thriller's all of your fav page-turners (think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl) rolled into one."e; --TheSkimm"e;Fast-paced and frightening."e; --Refinery29"e;[The] perfect read for thriller fans."e; --Bustle.com
"e;Un thriller que te pondra a prueba con sus adictivas paginas. No podras parar de leer."e;ELLEHan pasado diez aos desde que Nicolette Farrell abandon Cooley Ridge despus de que Corinne, su mejor amiga, desapareciese sin dejar rastro. Ahora lleva una exitosa vida en Filadelfia, donde vive con su prometido lejos de todo lo que dej atrs. Nicolette tendr que regresar a su ciudad natal para cuidar de su padre enfermo y vender la casa familiar, y pronto se ver inmersa en un drama atroz que abrir viejas heridas. A los pocos das de su regreso desaparece otra persona de su entorno ms cercano, su vecina Annaleise. A partir de entonces Nic intentar descubrir la verdad sobre este nuevo suceso y, mientras tanto, se destaparn secretos acerca de sus amigos, su familia y lo que en realidad le pas a Corinne diez aos atrs. 'La ciudad de las mujeres desaparecidas' es una estremecedora historia sobre la desaparicin de dos mujeres jvenes que nos lleva a preguntarnos hasta dnde seramos capaces de llegar para proteger a quienes amamos. Con este thriller tan adictivo como inteligente, que cuenta con una estructura cronolgica inversa, Megan Miranda pone a prueba al lector ms vido. "e;Tena que centrarme, reunir las piezas y darles sentido, y luego tena que irme. Tena que irme cuanto antes. Antes de que el pasado me devorara, antes de que se fugase de aquella caja en la que alguien lo haba encerrado haca mucho tiempo y me devolviera, otra vez, al punto de partida."e;"e;Las protagonistas de Gillian Flynn y de Megan Miranda reclaman el derecho de los personajes femeninos a no ser solo vctimas o femmes fatales [...]. 'La ciudad de las mujeres desaparecidas' es uno de los mejores libros del ao."e;LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS"e;Extremadamente interesante. Una novela hitchcockiana."e;THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
In the masterful follow-up to the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls';think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl' (TheSkimm)a journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all.Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah can get a teaching position and both women can start again. But their new start is threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later. Determined to find Emmy, Leah cooperates with Kyle Donovan, a handsome young police officer on the case. As they investigate her friends life for clues, Leah begins to wonder: did she ever really know Emmy at all? With no friends, family, or a digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey. Soon Leahs credibility is at stake, and she is forced to revisit her past: the article that ruined her career. To save herself, Leah must uncover the truth about Emmy Greyand along the way, confront her old demons, find out who she can really trust, and clear her own name. Everyone in this rural Pennsylvanian town has something to hideincluding Leah herself. How do you uncover the truth when you are busy hiding your own?
It's been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared without trace. Then a letter from her father arrives - 'I need to talk to you. That girl. I saw that girl.' Has her father's dementia worsened, or has he really seen Corinne? Returning home, Nicolette must finally face what happened on that terrible night all those years ago. Then, another young woman goes missing, almost to the day of the anniversary of when Corinne vanished. And like ten years ago, the whole town is a suspect. Told backwards - Day 15 to Day 1 - Nicolette works to unravel the truth, revealing shocking secrets about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne. Like nothing you've ever read before, All the Missing Girls is a brilliantly plotted debut thriller that will leave you breathless.