Reading Matters

Lots of buzz about ‘All the Missing Girls’

Megan Miranda lives in Charlotte, and her first novel for adults, “All the Missing Girls,” is getting a lot of attention.

Girl Books seem to be the rage this summer – girl narrators and missing girls.

And this one happens to be set in North Carolina, in the fictional Cooley Ridge where – guess what? – two girls have gone missing.

The Wall Street Journal listed it as one of five contenders for “the year’s biggest thriller.”

Bustle named it one of 11 books to read while you’re waiting on the movie of “The Girl on the Train.”

Cosmopolitan included it among its 15 addictive books perfect for the beach.

Buzzfeed listed it among eight for the Perfect Summer Getaway.

Deep South magazine included it on its Summer Reading List, along with Lee Smith’s “Dimestore,” Erika Marks’s “The Last Treasure,” and Julia Franks’s “Over Plain Houses.”

That’s not all. But if I keep writing, I’ll never have time to read “All the Missing Girls,” which tops my stack of must-reads.

Dannye: dpowell@charlotteobserver.com

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