My Sister is Missing
I'm not the wife you think I am
Just weeks after giving birth, new mum Stephanie Henderson and her baby girl disappear.
With husband Adam in despair, and the police investigation stalled, it's up to her sister Jess to find them. But when Adam starts to behave suspiciously, Jess starts to question what really happened.
Following news of a tragic accident, she suspects t...more
My Sister Is Missing is a perfectly twisty and thrilling Psychological Thriller, that kept me guessing.
Oh Wow was I taking on a twisty journey.
Just when I thought I had things sussed Julia added another red herring.
Steph appears to perfectly happy, she has a gorgeous and loving husband Adam, a beautiful new baby and a loving sister Jess.
So why does it feel like she's treading water?
Steph has gone missing with new born baby Natalie.
She's not taken a mobile or a ...more
Step and Adam have a happy marriage and and now after trying for several years to have a baby, beautiful Natalie arrives to complete their family. Steph loves being a new mom even though she is exhausted from lack of sleep and endless new chores that challenge all new moms after having a new baby. Natalie is now the new love of her life and will do everything in her power to keep the baby safe and loved in every way possible.
Three weeks aft ...more
Three weeks after giving birth to her baby daughter Natalie, Stephanie Henderson goes missing, taking her daughter with her.
Her husband Adam is obviously worried and calls the police and sister-in-law Jess. The police are trying their best to locate Steph and with her taking Natalie the search becomes a priority.
Jess is normally the one being looked after by her sister so isn’t comfortable with the situation and she feels out of her depth. Howe ...more
My Sister is Missing is an intricate, psychological thriller that delves into the complex relationship between sisters and highlights the devastating effects secrets, emotional abuse, and trauma can have on the human psyche.
The pose is crisp and clear. The characters are vulnerable, impulsive, and damaged. And the plot told from multiple perspectives is a menacing tale of love, life, cruelty, deception, familial dynamics, violence, and mental illness.
I have t ...more
This is the first book I've read by this author and I wasn't really thrilled with it. It was an interesting read, fast paced and twisty for sure. I did read it in one sitting, so I somewhat enjoyed it, but the writing was a bit over done.
The plot wasn't a new one, but it kept my interest and it was a very easy read . Even though we go in knowing Stephanie goes missing at some point in the book, it is interesting to see how it evolves and how Adam and especially Jess work through it.
I w ...more
Emotive re some of the subjects covered and the fact Jess is looking for her missing Sister Steph and baby Natalie
Involved as it does go into lengthy detail re the Sisters past and present and the search
Intriguing as you want to know what has happened to Steph
However it is also quite repetitive and at times I felt I was reading 3 or 4 different stories that didnt quite fit together
The ending,when we eventually got to it was underwhelming
Mental health ...more
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There is nothing I like more than a great book from a debut author. Unfortunately My Sister is Missing by Julia Barrett missed the mark a bit for me.
What it's about: Jess's sister Stephanie seems like she's perfectly happy. She just had a beautiful baby girl Natalie and she's happily married to her husband Adam. But one day she disappears, taking Natalie with her. Jess can't figure out where she would have gone or why. Sure she was ...more
For reasons no one can understand, Stephanie Henderson, a new mother, disappears with her baby girl. Her husband Adam is beside himself, but the police have no leads. Stephanie's sister Jess is determined to find out what happened to Stephanie and the baby and will do whatever it takes to find them. For reasons Jess cannot understand, Adam begins acting rather strangely. Could he have something to do with Stephanie's disappearance?
When Jess hears of a tragic accident that cla ...more
This is a debut novel by this author and I enjoyed it very much. It is a tale that centers around family dynamics and mental health. The plot is told from multiple perspectives and divided into three parts. The characters are well formed and fleshed out. There are 2 sisters Stephanie and Jess who compose the majority of the story of family dynamics, secrets, deception, violence and mental health. Steph, the oldest sister is suffering from postpartum ...more
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With thanks to Netgalley and RedDoor for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.
Jess wakes up hungover one morning and receives a phone call from her Brother In Law Adam. Jess`s big Sister Steph had gone missing along with Natalie her 3 month old niece.
Jess and Steph`s mum died the year before. Jess and her Mum had never gone on and Jess had always been her protector.
Jess quickly became suspicious of Adam when he spoke to someone on the phone and quickly left the house. When Jess pr ...more
This novel had intrigue, well developed characters, stellar writing and it discusses something that is not talked about often with mothers especially new mothers.
The add ...more
MY SISTER IS MISSING is the debut novel of Julia Barrett and it is intense, emotional, intriguing and even a little twisted. There was so much going on but still it kept you riveted to every page to see what happened next.
The story begins with Jess waking one morning wi ...more
My Sister is Missing by Julia Barrett is about Julia who finds out her sister and niece have gone missing. The book goes into where is Steph (the missing sister) but also delves into the issues of mental health, dysfunctional families and relationships where interdependency can lead to misunderstandings and distrust. I didn't really feel it was much a missing book.
This book had the premise of being a great book but it fell short. I ...more
This book had the premise of being a great book. It fell short for me by its delivery. I wasn’t a fan of the way the information unfolded. I skimmed this one thinking something grander was awaiting towards the end. Nothing significant happened. It felt anticlimactic. This was not a missing persons ...more
Jess learns her sister Steph and niece Natalie is missing. She doesn't understand why her sister would leave her husband Adam.
As she tries found out what what happen to her sister and neice she dealing with her own issues.
As I was reading this it was getting a bit boring and I find myself about to skip toward the end of the book but I didn't because I wanted to know what happen to Steph.
It deals with mental illness Jess and ...more
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 ...more
I will admit that I struggled with getting all of my thoughts together after finishing this novel. On one hand, I read it in o ...more
QOTD: Do you keep a diary? If yes, how old were you when you started?
My Sister is Missing by Julia Barrett is a nail-biting, mindboggling, and thrilling novel. Ms. Barrett takes her readers on an emotional rollercoaster from page one to the end of the book. This is the story of two sisters, Jess and Steph. Steph has gone missing with her three weeks old baby girl. Steph had a traumatic event in her youth which plummeted her into a deep depression and almost cost her life. In the past few weeks, ...more
Jess is convinced that Adam is hiding something. Is he telling the truth about the state of his relationship with her sister? But Jess is holding back secrets too and starts to delve into their troubled childhood, hoping to discover a reason for her sister's disappearance.
The main story is told from Jess's point of view, inter ...more
Stephanie, married to Adam, is the older sister of Jess whose partner, Matt, has gone travelling ‘to find himself’ because of arguments him and Jess ...more
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy.
Jess's sister, Steph, has just had a baby girl when, inexplicably and out of the blue, Steph and baby Natalie go missing. Jess races to be with Adam, Steph's husband, as they despair, consult the police and carry out their own investigations. Where is Steph? Why has she disappeared? Is Natalie ok? All que ...more
Anyway I digress, big sis Stephanie has done a runner taking her tiny 3 month old daughter with her. Hubby Adam should be beside himself with worry as he approaches the younger sister Jess to help find her. What could have happened, where is she, why has she gone? Jess tackles the search, roles are rever ...more