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The Missing Sister by Dinah Jefferies

The Missing Sister by Dinah Jefferies

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I’m not sure what has happened to me lately but I just can’t stop reading books! It may have something to do with working in a secondary school, as we have set aside time for personal reading each week. I also signed up to a reading challenge on GoodReads which is keeping me motivated. Anyway, I was delighted to receive a copy of Dinah Jefferies’ latest book, The Missing Sister, to review via NetGalley.

I’m a huge fan of Dinah Jefferies so was excited to find more about her latest book.

The Missing Sister by Dinah Jefferies

A stolen sister. A daughter determined to uncover the truth.

Belle Hatton has embarked upon an exciting new life far from home: a glamorous job as a nightclub singer in 1930s Burma, with a host of sophisticated new friends and admirers. But Belle is haunted by a mystery from the past – a 25 year old newspaper clipping found in her parents’ belongings after their death, saying that the Hattons were leaving Rangoon after the disappearance of their baby daughter, Elvira.

Belle is desperate to find out what happened to the sister she never knew she had – but when she starts asking questions, she is confronted with unsettling rumours, malicious gossip, and outright threats. Oliver, an attractive, easy-going American journalist, promises to help her, but an anonymous note tells her not to trust those closest to her. . .

Belle survives riots, intruders, and bomb attacks – but nothing will stop her in her mission to uncover the truth. Can she trust her growing feelings for Oliver? Is her sister really dead? And could there be a chance Belle might find her?


I find Dinah Jefferies’ style easy to read so finished this book in a couple of days. I loved the setting and the characters, all highly believable and atmospheric. It’s a great page-turner and I loved all the twists and turns, not really knowing who to trust. It’s another great book (along with all her others). It will be published as a paperback and ebook on 21st March, 2019 by Penguin Viking.

Disclosure – I received a copy of this book via NetGalley to read and share my opinion on.

You may be interested in my other reviews of books by Dinah Jefferies:

The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies

Before The Rains by Dinah Jefferies

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

The Silk Merchant’s Daughter by Dinah Jefferies


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    February 4, 2019 at 10:08 am

    What a wonderful read! My TBR pile is over flowing, but it sounds like I need to add this to it 🙂

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    Becca Talbot
    February 4, 2019 at 10:51 am

    This definitely sounds like my mum’s kind of book 🙂 now I’ve got a gift idea for Mother’s Day 🙂 x

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