One of the interesting elements of this mystery is the nonlinear storyline. It's told in reverse, and I don't think I've ever read a story that was told backwards like this-- unless THIRTEEN REASONS WHY counts. I liked the novelty although it made the mystery itself a little hard to follow. It was like peeling back an onion that becomes progressively more rotten until you find yourself holding a blackened, stinking core. In Cooley Ridge, secrets run deep.
I liked ALL THE MISSING GIRLS but apart from its unusual mode of storytelling, I didn't think it really stood out from other mysteries of this type. The unreliable narration that comes from the storyline is great, and I think the timeline was expertly handled, but I just wanted more emotion and creepiness and maybe some higher stakes. But I would definitely read more from this author.
3 to 3.5 out of 5 stars