The Missing Sister

The Missing Sister



'I was gripped, moved and utterly in thrall to this deeply emotional and compelling tale' Kate Furnivall

'A moving and complex story, beautifully told' Isabel Wolff

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?


What readers are saying about The Missing Sister:

'I have loved all Dinah's books, this one has been my favourite. It lured me in from the first page' Amazon Reviewer

'I became engrossed in this wonderful story and read long into the wee small hours. Atmospheric and emotional' Amazon Reviewer

'Mystery, intrigue, romance, history - and all in a breath-taking setting - equal a book I couldn't put down! Absolutely loved it. What a fantastic writer Dinah Jeffries is! Amazon Reviewer


  • I was gripped, moved and utterly in thrall to this deeply emotional and compelling tale. Jefferies is truly a master of her craft. She writes so vividly I could feel the Rangoon grit under my finger nails and the humidity heavy on my skin. This powerful story explores the all-consuming impact of family and lifts the lid with an intimate sensitivity on how we deal with loss and betrayal in our lives. Belle and Diana are wonderful characters who leapt effortlessly into my life and whirled me through a helter-skelter of danger and suspicion that had me turning the pages late into the night. As always with a Dinah Jefferies book the research was meticulous. I loved it.
    Kate Furnivall

About the author

Dinah Jefferies

Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaysia and moved to England at the age of nine. Her idyllic childhood always held a special place in her imagination, and when she began writing novels in her 60s, she was able to return there - first in her fiction and then on annual research trips for each new novel. Dinah Jefferies is the author of novels, The Separation, The Tea Planter's Wife - a Number One Sunday Times bestseller, The Silk Merchant's Daughter, Before the Rains and The Missing Sister. She lives in Gloucestershire.
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