My Sister Milly
This is Gemma Dowler's powerful account, as seen on The One Show and This Morning . . .
'My name is Gemma Dowler. On 21 March 2002, a serial killer named Levi Bellfield stole my sister and sent our family to Hell...'
Everyone thinks they know the story of Milly Dowler.
Haunting headlines about the missing schoolgirl splashed across front pages. The family's worst fear...more
I never heard of this story until listening to this audiobook. My god....heartbreaking!
Gemma Dowler explains why she waited 15 years to write this book - tell her family’s story —her sister Milly was 13 years old when she was brutally murdered. Milly was first taken in 2002. There are many thoughts I have about ‘the wait’ of the 15 years to tell this complete story. I have sooooo much respect for Gemma Dowler for ‘waiting’. People who have lived through ‘any’ ...more
Anyone who remembers this case will find this book fascinating. It brings you in with the story of before, brilliantly evoked so you feel that you know something of Milly and the family she was a part of, making it even more devastating to hear what happened to her. The emotional rollercoaster the family went on becomes the reader's, with blow after blow from the police and the media as hope is lost and the terrib ...more
Yaa Rabb…this is such a painful book to read. The story of Amanda ‘Milly’ Dowler, the thirteen-year-old raped and murdered by Levi Bellfield told by her sister Gemma Dowler. Some might wonder why it took the family so long to write this book, but really once you finish reading the book, you realise that their lives were severely traumatised by the entirety of the process.
I want to mention that Milly by all accounts, loved and was loved ...more
First and foremost, my heart goes out to the Dowler family. Listening to their story through Gemma's eyes was harrowing. I listened to this audiobook on a 1000mi drive from Kentucky to Vermont and that drive went quicker than I thought with this book to keep me awake.
Secondly, it makes me sick how the authorities treated the Dowler family. It's definitely a testament to their strength and resilience in this troubled time.
RIP Milly Dowler. You were and stil ...more
A courageous woman Gemma Fowler has told Milly's story with such determination and courage. I was crying all the way through with frustration that Surrey Police had caused such pain to the Dowler family and for the torment that Millys suffered at the hands of that evil bloated monster. Milly shone throughout as a beautiful sassy young lady. Gemma thank you for sharing Millys and your story with the public.
This is a very passionate, well written account of the tragic events leading up to and following the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler. The first part, describing her childhood and her personality is “lovely” and gives everyone an insight into the very happy and normal family life that the Dowlers had.
What follows is completely heartbreaking and in some parts harrowing and ...more
This book is an extraordinary contradiction: beautiful, yet at many times dark, haunting and harrowing. It was heart-wrenching to read about what happened to the Dowler family during and in the years following what happened to Milly - who you come to feel close to as you read all about her, her quirks, her mischief, he ...more
Most people will know the story of the teenager Millie Dowler who was tragically murdered 17 years ago. What I failed to know was that the police didn't take the original reports of her miss ...more
I was the same age as Milly when she went missing, and I'm afraid I do remember being led by the news speculation that she had run away. I remember a conversation with my mum where I said something like I can't wait til she comes back again, I wonder where she's been. Hopefully we'll get told. I thought maybe Milly had run away with a fit male ...more
I live in Walton On Thames and have always had massive respect for the Dowler family. Like so many, I know of them through the harrowing events in their life that have been played out in public. I've been sickened by the actions of a local serial murderer, the failure of the police and legal system plus the outrageous way the press added to the family's living hell for their own gain. Having a teenage daughter attend the ...more
My heart goes out to this remarkable family. Such a harrowing but honest account of the loss of their beloved Milly . I have cried buckets but only one thing remains is that Milly was a wray of sunshine in this loving family. Well done Gemma you brave,brave woman.