My Sister Is Missing by Julia Barrett @julia_barrett_ @reddoorbooks #blogtour #bookreview

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Happy Sunday everyone!! Hope you’re all having a slightly better weekend than me! Casa Knight is suffering from a slight electrical problem but fingers crossed it’ll be sorted soon. Anyhow enough about my problems…today I’m delighted to be hosting the blog tour for Julia Barrett’s My Sister Is Missing.

Big thanks to Anna of Red Door Publishing for inviting me on the blog tour and for my copy of My Sister Is Missing.

The Blurb

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.

What Did I Think?

Where to start with My Sister Is Missing? I thought I would be reading a straight forward crime thriller but what I ended up with a complex multilayered tale that dealt with so many human emotions pushed to the extreme.

I really liked the character of Jess. She, like many of us, focusses on herself but her world is thrown into turmoil when her big sister Steph goes missing with her new baby. I totally felt Jess’ fear for her sister in this. The thought of one of my siblings going missing fills me with dread so compounding that with such a small life is incomprehensible.

As the story unfolded on the pages before me, I really didn’t know what to think. Had Steph done the unthinkable to herself and possibly the baby? Had the baby’s father done something? Or had Steph simply wanted to get away from real life for a wee while? The possibilities spun round in my head with me unable to settle on which way to head.

Julia Barrett has carved a intricate tale, interweaving many threads to send the reader on a bumpy journey to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed My Sister Is Missing and I’ll definitely be putting Julia Barrett on my author watch list!

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Who Is Julia Barrett?

Julia Barratt

Julia Barrett began her working life as a primary school teacher. She has worked in Public Relations for the NHS and as an in-house journalist for Queen Mary, University of London. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Hull.

She is a Faber Academy alumna and is currently working towards the completion of an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. She grew up in Yorkshire and now lives in Essex with her husband and two children.

 

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