I just finished Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda, my fifth book on my quest to read 25 books in 2018. I appreciated the cleverness of the story, using objects found in the main character Jessa's "dead" ex-boyfriend's room to tell the story of their relationship, and how well (or in her case, not well) she knew the person she once loved. It took a while to get going for me, but I enjoyed Jessa enough to keep reading, and I'm glad I did.
Miranda had a heavy task: hide the fact that they never found Jessa's ex-boyfriend's body for as long as possible so as to not tip off the reader that he was not, in fact, dead after all. She held off for quite a while, but, perhaps since I watched too much Days of Our Lives growing up, I picked up on the lack of talking about the body itself pretty quickly. Sure enough, by about half way through the book, we finally hear our suspicions confirmed: no body was recovered. Immediately, the reader expects the ex to be alive. What I didn't expect though was the reason for him faking his death. That and Jessa, a girl that most of us would like to call a friend, made the book a great read, and I would definitely recommend it. I was also excited to learn that I had unintentionally already bought another Megan Miranda book, when I discovered The Safest Lies sitting on my shelf. I will report back here when I'm finished with it. Happy reading!