We are unbelievably excited that Dinah Jefferies’ new novel has hit the bestseller lists in its first three days of sales! The Missing Sister, a poignant story of love, loss and family tragedy, has reached number 8 in paperback and number 23 in all books in the Sunday Times Bestseller list, after it’s paperback publication by Viking on 21st March 2019. The Missing Sister also became a number 1 ebook bestseller following it’s e-publication in February, and it remains in the Kindle top 10. Congratulations, Dinah!

Belle Hatton has embarked upon an exciting new life far from home: a glamorous job as a nightclub singer in 1930s Burma, with a host of sophisticated new friends and admirers. But Belle is haunted by a mystery from the past – a 25 year old newspaper clipping found in her parents’ belongings after their death, saying that the Hattons were leaving Rangoon after the disappearance of their baby daughter, Elvira.

Belle is desperate to find out what happened to the sister she never knew she had – but when she starts asking questions, she is confronted with unsettling rumours, malicious gossip, and outright threats. Oliver, an attractive, easy-going American journalist, promises to help her, but an anonymous note tells her not to trust those closest to her. . .

Belle survives riots, intruders, and bomb attacks – but nothing will stop her in her mission to uncover the truth. Can she trust her growing feelings for Oliver? Is her sister really dead? And could there be a chance Belle might find her?

Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaya and moved to England at the age of eight. Dinah sets her books abroad and aims to infuse the love and loss with the extremely seductive beauty of the East. She has taught Theatre Studies and English, and spent five years in a tiny mountain village in Northern Andalucía, where she began to write. Dinah is the author The Separation, The Tea Planter’s Wife – a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller, The Silk Merchant’s Daughter, Before the Rains and The Sapphire Widow.

You can read Dinah’s post in LoveReading’s ‘Putting Authors in the Pictures’ series here.