My Sister Is Missing

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 08 Apr 2019

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Thank you to NetGalley and Red Door Publishing for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book made family seem like your worst enemy. A missing mom with a newborn daughter. The husband acting very suspicious and quite useless in assisting the police. Slightly underwhelming as a story, dragged on in a lot of places, especially the parts involving the husband.
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Jess's sister Stephanie loves being a new mum, and is besotted with her baby daughter Natalie. 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.

This one started out strong but then really started to lack in the middle. I felt like there were just too many issues to keep up with and keep straight. The ending was satisfactory and the idea was heading in the right direction, just need to iron out some of the unnecessary details.

Thank you #NetGalley for the ARC of #MySisterIsMissing
Pub Date: 14 Mar 2019
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*Thanks to NetGalley and Red Door Publishing for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.* As the title suggests, the book revolves around the fact that the protagonist Jess' sister Steph is missing. However, the situation is worse than this - Steph has recently given birth to a baby girl, Natalie. Mother and baby are both missing and husband Adam is going out of his mind with worry. The book was OK. Enough intrigue and twists to keep me interested and reading until the end. However, I found the story a little convoluted in parts. It relatively dealt well with a range of mental health issues and highlighted how difficult it is to be a new parent. I felt that the historical abuse could have been explored in more depth.
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Great book will be reading other books by this author. 
Will also recommend this book to others. 
Great read
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Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in return for my honest review. 

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 was pretty bored towards the middle of the book, the twists weren't that interesting. Perhaps if this book just focused on mental health issues, it would have been a great book. The aspects of the book which focused on mental health, dysfunctional families and relationships were good. 

Overall, 1.5 stars
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What do you do when the big sister who has always been there for you is suddenly missing with her newborn daughter?  Julia Barrett's My Sister is Missing will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time you are reading it.  Jess has always been able to turn to her sister Steph ever since childhood.  3 weeks ago Steph gave birth to her beautiful daughter Natalie.  Like all moms Steph is adapting to motherhood, or is she?  This story grips your heart and emotions.  Great job!
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A very well written book which has you hooked from the start. Characters which are believable so you really feel their pain. Some interesting twists and turns that you don’t see coming which keep you guessing. What starts out as a simple missing persons case turns into so much more and leads you to places you didn’t imagine you would end up at.  A great read which I highly recommend.
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In Steph’s dialogue I was confused as to why the letter A represented Adam’s name and the letter N represented Natalie’s name? Why not write out the names instead of the first initial? This bothered me.

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 story in the typical way that people go missing. It wasn’t a psychological thriller. I wasn’t entertained nor thrilled. 
There were too many variables taking place at once. It was difficult to sort out with the unusual timeframe and multiple points of view. I think if the author focused on the mental health issue differently this could have been a great story. It didn’t flow or transition smoothly. It was choppy.

I didn’t care for the authors writing style. I found it a bit wordy and lacking.
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Jess's sister Stephanie loves being a new mum to her baby daughter Natalie. She's tired and a bit anxious, but that's natural, isn't it?
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?

This was one of those books where the suspense just kept building up. It was definitely a slow burn at first but the intensity picked up about halfway through the book. 
It was interesting to unravel the complexities of the relationships between Jess & Steph, as well as the girls and their mum. 
I enjoyed that there wasn’t any specific plot twists which always tend to give away the ending or kill the suspense. 

I’d like to thank NetGalley & RedDoor Publishing for an advance copy of this novel.
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My Sister Is Missing is a suspenseful novel about a sister, Stephanie, gone missing with her infant child, Natalie. I love thrillers, but found this one a bit lacking. The plot did not evolve in a way I would have imagined. The characters did not seem fully developed. It was a good read, but I don't know that I'd want to read it again.
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Absolutely loved this book! Couldn't put it down until it was finished. Will definitely be recommending to customers at my work!
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This book deals with way more than it could manage to, which makes the read overwhelming and underwhelming at the same time. The premise is something i have only too much about- a missing sister and I wished for more in the plot in that area. While a number of events take place which completely twist other parts of plot's flow, I could not take much interest in it. The only factor I like is that the book deals with mental health. Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy for an honest review.
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I  really enjoyed the way that the book kept up the tension and suspense throughout. Can't wait for more from this author. I would like to thank the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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This book started off well but got very complicated with too much going on. That spoiled the story for me
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Feelings are mixed on My Sister is Missing. I love any thriller with a dysfunctional family and mental health issues but I don't know if the execution was 100% on this. I was left hoping for a little more but was a fun little afternoon read.
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This is the debut novel by Julia Barrett and I will certainly be seeking out more from this author.  It is an engaging story and with numerous twists and turns that kept me guessing throughout.  The author delves into the issues of mental health, dysfunctional families and relationships where interdependency can lead to misunderstandings and distrust.

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 have been having relating to her mistrust.

Adam contacts Jess one morning when Steph has been missing all night and she has taken their newborn baby girl.  Totally out of character for Steph, they talk to the police and are both beside themselves with worry.  All is not as it seems and the different nuances of the relationships begin to show.

When there is a report of a woman, holding a baby, jumping in front of a train Jess can’t believe it is her sister and as the video footage isn’t clear she sets out to track her down after reading the journals her sister has been writing in daily.  Meanwhile Adam is behaving strangely and the trust between Jess and Adam is at a low point.

Thanks to NetGalley, RedDoor Publishing and Julia Barrett for my ARC in return for my honest review.  A thought provoking, compelling story, which I couldn't put down. 

Excellent read, highly recommended.
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Stephanie loves being a new mother despite appearing a bit anxious after her daughter Natalie's birth.  

When one night Stephanie disappears with Natalie, her sister Jess and Stephanie's husband Adam set out to find her.   It is clear that Stephanie has a secret to hide and both Jess and Adam are determined to uncover it.         

As  a huge fan of psychological thrillers, I give the author merit for creating an intriguing storyline; however, I feel that the writing appears somewhat disjointed.    I feel that perhaps too many issues were presented leading one to feel the story doesn't flow as well as it could.  

Overall, I would give a 3 star rating.   

Thank you to NetGalley for supplying me with an Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for an honest review.
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The story line really intrigued me and I was looking forward to this one but sadly if didn’t deliver. It started well then fell apart to the point I thought I was reading s different novel altogether. Not for me, sadly.
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I did not like this book. I read the whole thing, expecting something big to happen or be revealed, and it just never materialized. It seemed like a bunch of little stories woven together, and they just didn't fit together well. I wouldn't recommend.
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Held my interest for most of the book, but kind of fell apart at the end a bit.  Plot was moderately suspenseful and writing was decent.  Entertaining story but believability factor strained a bit.
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