The Missing Sister – Dinah Jefferies

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The Missing Sister Synopsis

Note: This review is spoiler-free!

Belle Hatton has embarked upon an exciting new life: a glamorous job as a nightclub singer in 1930s Burma. But she’s haunted by a family mystery – a 25-year-old newspaper clipping found in her deceased parents’ belongings about the disappearance of their baby daughter, Elvira.

Desperate to find out what happened to the sister she never knew she had, when Belle starts asking questions, she is confronted with unsettling rumours, outright threats and a handsome American journalist named Oliver.

Can she trust her growing feelings for Oliver? Is her sister really dead? And could there still be a chance Belle might find her?

Why did I pick it?

I love Dinah Jefferies’ books. I’ll admit, I’m about three behind at the moment but she’s up there with my fav authors. I fancied a break from YA Fantasy and this has been in my TBR for so long I decided it would be a nice change.

What I loved about it

A beautiful setting like with all of Dinah Jefferies books, I’ve never been to Burma (modern-day Myanmar), it isn’t a place I know much about, other than the fact my great grandfather was stationed there during the war. Given this, I wasn’t really very aware of the history, but I did appreciate the attention to detail and the references to real-life events (even if they were a little out of sync the author acknowledges).

The mystery element to this story was my favourite. I love it if I can get to the end of the novel and still have no idea whodunit, those are the BEST and this was one of them.

What I loathed about it

Because I’ve read a few from this author, alongside other similar authors like Jenny Ashcroft I do feel that they are starting to blend together. This one followed a very similar feel to “Island in the East” for me. They weren’t the same of course but the bones of the story certainly felt that way.


A nice change from YA and I enjoyed it, but it’s a long way from my favourite novel from Dinah Jefferies novel

When and where can you can get it

You can purchase The Missing Sister on Amazon today


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