Fragments of the Lost
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:
"This thriller's all of your fav page-turners (think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl) rolled into one." --TheSkimm
"Fast-paced and frightening." --Refinery29
"[The] perfect read for thriller fans." --Bustle
After months of mourning the death of her ex-boyfriend, Caleb, 16-year-old Jessa Whitworth is asked to pack up his room so that his mother and younger sister can move on. Witnesses say that the last time Caleb was seen before driving off a bridge into a raging river was at Jessa's track meet. The two had an awkward moment there, and Caleb left angry. Jessa feels responsible for the accident, and her guilt mounts as she slowly packs away his belongings, each item bringing up a memory of their yearlong relationship. In addition to the memories dredged up by Caleb's things, Jessa begins to piece together evidence that leads her to believe that Caleb was hiding a big secret. Miranda (The Safest Lies) exhaustively rehashes the ups and downs of Caleb and Jessa's relationship as the novel unfolds, sapping the story's forward momentum. Those who persist through the slow buildup will be rewarded with a slight twist at the end, though even this development isn't entirely unexpected. Ages 14 up.)
Love the main character’s telling of the story, both past and present. She drew us in, wanting to know more. Jessa brings the reader back to being a teenager in love. She suffers a heartbreaking loss and is forced to face the truth, but what exactly is the truth? As she cleans and packs, she slowly discovers the truth and has Max to help her. Definitely one of my favorites by Megan Miranda!
In the beginning, the reading was chopping and fragmented but it’s the point of the book. To see how Jessa is thinking and processing the information she discovers along the way. The end was something I did not expect, Megan Miranda did an awesome job in the writing complete with a perfect plot twist.
Another excellent book by Megan Miranda!
I absolutely loved this book! Great character development and the story pulled me in where I didn’t want it to end, but couldn’t stop reading it!
Keep them coming Megan!!