Historical fiction, Thriller

The Missing Sister by Dinah Jefferies – Review

This book is an interesting mix of mystery and romance set in 1930s Burma, and swaps between the stories of Belle, a nightclub singer and Diana, her mother. I found it a gentle read, as Belle explores the mystery of her missing baby sister, although there are a couple of points of high tension.  It’s nicely woven together and there’s clearly a huge amount of research that’s gone into the historical background of colonialism in that region. Ultimately I’d prefer something a little more tense and pacy, but if you’re a fan of historical fiction and in particular that between-the-wars period where colonialism was in a period of decline, I think you might love it.

This is a review of an advance copy provided by NetGalley and Penguin Books.


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