Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I didn't see the ending coming. Really. In some ways I feel a little manipulated by the author because there should have been a few hints along the way, but mostly I appreciate the surprise.
The mystery of what happened to Madeline seems to have much more importance for Nick than it should have, mostly serving as a way to get to the mystery behind Dara's disappearance and what led up to the car accident. This was the least realized part of the book, which was disappointing. Having said that, the rest of the book and the surrounding story (especially meeting the amusement park workers) redeems things.
ARC provided by publisher.