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message 1: by Esil (new)

Esil Thanks for the company Jen! I'm completely with you on this one. I read it feeling like I was missing something.


message 2: by Liz (new)

Liz Great review, Jen. I can relate to the issues that you described (in general, I have not read this book). If it's too much work to keep track of the timeline, that's deal breaker for me too.

"A mouth twitch, brow rise" -- LOL! Nicely put. :-)


message 3: by Katie (new)

Katie Always a bad sign when you already have your review formed well before the end. This is also the case with both the books I'm currently reading.


message 4: by Taryn (new)

Taryn Oh no! This one just came in from the library. :) I hope it works better for me, but I'm glad to know when it's time to put it down if it doesn't! Great review!


message 5: by Erin (new)

Erin Clemence Jen- I had wanted to read this one, too actually! I don't like the "reverse" story format that it has- how confusing! Good review though!


message 6: by PorshaJo (new)

PorshaJo Nice review Jen! Sorry it didn't work out for you. I'm on the fence with this one.


message 7: by Jen (new)

Jen Esil, maybe it's us ...thanks Liz. Not good Katie- two at once I would end up tossing them :) Taryn and Erin, you may love it as Stephanie did. I just struggled with the structure. Really wasn't horrible -just work and I just want to get lost in a story. Thanks PorshaJo. I hear you


message 8: by ☮Karen (new)

☮Karen Nice review, Jen. You know, I'm always wondering about the meanings of book titles too, and the "all" also threw me. So I wonder if it includes Nic as "missing" as well, just not in the physical sense? I sort of like that. (P.S. I almost always have most of my review written before the ending. Am I weird?)


message 9: by Jen (new)

Jen Maybe - I did wonder that too. No unusually have a good idea on my reviews but was swayed after a few things were revealed. If you're weird then I am too :)


message 10: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Thanks for an honest review Jen :). I won't put this one up too high on my reading list.


message 11: by Jen (new)

Jen Thx Melanie - looking forward to your thoughts when you get to it (I know big piles and Netflix in between!


message 12: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Jen wrote: "Thx Melanie - looking forward to your thoughts when you get to it (I know big piles and Netflix in between!"

I behind on Netflix! Nothing was loading up on my tv, but it's fixed now. Thank goodness :)


Cathrine ☯️ "when 2 girls can be defined as all" makes me rethink this. If a title is overdone what does that say for the rest of it? Beware of hype I'm thinking. Thanks for your perspective Jen.


message 14: by Jen (new)

Jen Melanie - too funny. You need to watch Aquarius!


message 15: by Jen (new)

Jen @Cathrine - my pleasure. I'm sure there will be movie rights - it's maybe that kind of read which doesn't make it a bad one just like you say, a hyped one


message 16: by Candi (new)

Candi Great review, Jen. I haven't had the desire to add this one yet, and I am still pretty sure this is not for me based on your review - so thank you!


message 17: by Jen (new)

Jen Thanks Candi


message 18: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Sorry to hear this one didn't work for you. So hard to find a good thriller!


message 19: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Masterson Great review, Jen! I'm sorry it wasn't better. I'll probably pass on this one.


Ivy - Hearts Books. Still struggling reading it; I really don't like flashbacks especially if they are all over the place. Thanks for your review.


message 21: by Jen (new)

Jen Thanks Jennifer & Jen & Ivy.Ivy, def a little too wonky for me.


message 22: by Lori (new)

Lori I felt the same way about the format... distracted me from the story.


message 23: by Dana (new)

Dana It's sounds as if you were generous with even three stars. I think I'll pass, but I enjoyed your thoughts on this one.


message 24: by Jen (new)

Jen Hopefully, next one is better for you Lori. Thx Dana - it's getting some rave reviews - it may be a case of it's not you, it's me....


message 25: by Ace (new)

Ace This was not on my TBR Jen but I love your review. Lucky it was a three star in the end. I may have given up before I got to the good stuff.


message 26: by Catherine (new)

Catherine I could only make it half way and had to give up. I am curious though who was guilty!


message 27: by Catherine (new)

Catherine guilty.


message 28: by Angela M (new)

Angela M I'm not a fan of thrillers so it's not one I would read but loved your "mouth twitch" response .


message 29: by Jen (new)

Jen Catherine - I just messaged you :)


message 30: by Jen (new)

Jen Angela M wrote: "I'm not a fan of thrillers so it's not one I would read but loved your "mouth twitch" response ."

Thanks Angela - it was a knee jerk response. Tee hee. I'm not a huge fan but do like a good one every now and then.


message 31: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen Great review, Jen. Thanks for giving me reason to remove it from my gigantic stack of books waiting to be read :)


message 32: by Bianca (new)

Bianca The Two Missing Girls wouldn't have the same resonance ;-) I have a thing against books with "girl" in the title and I rarely read thrillers.


message 33: by Jen (new)

Jen Kathleen wrote: "Great review, Jen. Thanks for giving me reason to remove it from my gigantic stack of books waiting to be read :)"

Thanks Kathleen. I know, my list doesn't seem to be shrinking at all. And I'm getting really selective of what I'm adding!


message 34: by Jen (new)

Jen Bianca wrote: "The Two Missing Girls wouldn't have the same resonance ;-) I have a thing against books with "girl" in the title and I rarely read thrillers."

I'm getting that way with the titles too...Girls always the victims - I get it but authors need to get more creative. I'm not big on the thrillers but do enjoy a good one every now and then.


message 35: by Bianca (new)

Bianca Jen wrote: "Bianca wrote: "The Two Missing Girls wouldn't have the same resonance ;-) I have a thing against books with "girl" in the title and I rarely read thrillers."

I'm getting that way with the titles t..."


I believe it's the publishers who push for the name changes, especially their marketing people.


message 36: by Jen (new)

Jen Bianca wrote: "Jen wrote: "Bianca wrote: "The Two Missing Girls wouldn't have the same resonance ;-) I have a thing against books with "girl" in the title and I rarely read thrillers."

I'm getting that way with ..."


Bianca wrote: "Jen wrote: "Bianca wrote: "The Two Missing Girls wouldn't have the same resonance ;-) I have a thing against books with "girl" in the title and I rarely read thrillers."

I'm getting that way with ..."

that way with ..."

I guess that does make sense as it seemed to have worked in the past with sales but now we are being inundated with 'Girl (s)' titles.


message 37: by Brenda (new)

Brenda My thoughts exactly Jen :)


message 38: by Jen (new)

Jen Thanks Brenda - what do they say about great minds?! :)


message 39: by JudiAnne (new)

JudiAnne Something was missing in the novel. I got about of 1/3 in and abandoned it. I definitely didn't like the writing style!


message 40: by Jen (new)

Jen Judi/Judith wrote: "Something was missing in the novel. I got about of 1/3 in and abandoned it. I definitely didn't like the writing style!"

Hi Judi - I was ok with the style not the structure. I did almost toss it aside but thought, too many great GR reviews - next time I go with the gut.


message 41: by Kelli (new)

Kelli Oh no! I have this one out of the library, too.


message 42: by Jen (new)

Jen You may love it, Kelli. Just not for me


message 43: by Deanna (new)

Deanna I think I liked it a little more than you did. However, I did feel the same way about a few things. I got confused easily on this one if I wasn't paying complete attention with the timeline, etc.

I do wonder when the "girl" in the title trend will end...

Great review :) Hope you love your next read!!


message 44: by Jen (new)

Jen Thanks D :))) my next read is actually pretty intense and I am enjoying it!


message 45: by Linda (new)

Linda I totally agree with your review. I felt the same way.


message 46: by Marge (new)

Marge Begley I agree with you. Way too much trouble and very confusing for me to keep track of the time line. I finally gave up and read the ending and started backwards. Hehehe.


message 47: by Jen (new)

Jen Now that's a strategy, Marge! Lol


message 48: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Thanks ... I agree! ;)


message 49: by Jp (new)

Jp I think it's called "all the missing girls" because it includes Nic who has "checked out" so is, in a sense, missing.


message 50: by Jody (new)

Jody Jepson I agree. Didn't like the structure at all. All is more than two. Nc doesn't count at all. Ridiculous. Not interested in any further books. Certainly not a nail biter and would never compare to the writing skill of Girl on a Train. That's marketing and editorial spin.


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