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Thriller | My Sister is Missing | Julia Barrett

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Book cover My Sister is Missing by Julia Barrett

I’m not the wife you think I am.

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 Sister is Missing is published by RedDoor Publishing (14th March 2019) and is available to purchase in paperback.


My Sister is Missing is based on the repercussions of a new mum struggling with the responsibility of motherhood alongside suffering with her mental health.

Steph, the main character has gone missing and taken her three week old daughter with her. Her husband and sister, Jess are both distressed and trying to work out where Steph might be.

Jess with secrets of her own struggles with the emotions involved in her sister’s disappearance.

Steph’s diary entries are intriguing and help to build tension among the other characters. I enjoyed reading this book as different voices were used so this enhanced the plot.

I was swept up in the search for Steph and her newborn, while discovering the secrets hidden among her family.

A great read!

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Julia Barrett author of My Sister is Missing

Like all authors I love books and wanted to be a writer ever since I recorded my own Peter Rabbit tales at the age of four. But, it took until my late thirties to pluck up the courage to take my writing seriously and take time out from teaching. 

I threw myself into writing everyday and my first novel was completed during the Faber Academy six-month Writing a Novel course. 

That novel remains tucked away in a draw after several rejections. However one agent told me to focus on my main character, Stephanie Henderson. And that’s exactly what I did. My Sister is Missing tells her story. 

Connect with Julia Barrett


Twitter @Julia_Barrett_

Instagram juliabarrettwrites

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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 9+ years. My love of reading, crocheting, being out in nature and positive psychology are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school.

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