My Sister Is Missing by Julia Barrett

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Red Door Publishing

About The Book

Jess’s sister Stephanie loves being a new mum, and is besotted with her baby daughter Natalie. She’s tired and a bit anxious, but that’s natural, isn’t it? However, one night Stephanie disappears, taking Natalie with her. Jess tries to convince herself that there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation but as time goes on and CCTV images appear of a young woman with a baby, jumping in front of a high-speed train, Jess fears the worst. But was it Stephanie? And if not, where has she gone? And what does husband Adam have to hide? In turmoil Jess goes in search of answers, but she isn’t prepared for what she uncovers… or for what happens next. My Sister is Missing is an intense, twisted, psychological thriller that will make you question what is real, and whether you really can trust those you love.

My Thoughts

I wouldn’t like to think how would you feel if someone of your family has gone missing, without any note or any clue and that you can only expect the worse of it. This is what Jess will have to cope when she discovers that her sister had disappeared with her daughter…
This story is told between the past and the present of the two sisters; Jess and Steph were not close when they were young, maybe now is time to close this abysm if it’s not too late…
I like how step by step we are reading more about mental health and tabu themes, sometimes is not easy to talk about our problems or how to face them, but the best way to start healing is to talk.
The story has twists and surprises waiting for the author, but what kept me passing pages was the story of Jess and Steph, how they kept some important parts of their lives to each other for fear. Their story is not easy and sometimes it felt that there are too many themes involved on the story, but you can’t stop reading till you discover the truth.
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About The Author

Julia Barrett wanted to be a writer from a very young age, but it wasn’t until her late thirties that she plucked up the courage to take time out from her teaching career and focus on her writing. She is based in Essex and lives there with her husband and two children. She is currently working on her next novel and completing an MA in Creative Writing.