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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Missing Sister by Dinah Jefferies. 

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 her past - an 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, a ruggedly attractive 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 feelings for Oliver? Is her sister really dead? And could there be a chance Belle might find her?

©2018 Dinah Jefferies (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Atmospheric and rich in historical detail

Thoroughly enjoyed this, at times almost far fetched and flowery, without the grittiness the storyline perhaps deserves, however, I think this would actually make a brilliant sequel- especially at this time and setting in history.

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Fabulous!

What a wonderful novel! As a child of colonial parents I was brought up in Asia n in no time I was taken back there again with this fast paced mystery! Loved it!

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Usual great writing

Loved it- gentle listening and lovely story. can't wait to read next one! lovely voice too

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Fantastic

Best book this year so far!
Diana Jeffries never fails to deliver and I am already waiting for the next book.
Loved the story, could not stop listening.
Romance, intrigue,horror and tears,it's got it all.



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great story. an evocative listen .Well read.

loved it. Very colourful and clear descriptions of the times the story is set in. I will be looking out for more by Dinah Jefferies.

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captivating

excellent story, well read, would like to read more of Dinah Jefferies.Very easy to listen to

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Must listen. Audio book was irresistable.

loved it.
excellent narrator.
Struggle of Belle to find her sister was a tale that was transported you into a different world.

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Just fabulous! Interesting twists throughout. Sad that it’s ended - loved the vivid descriptions and the characters - simply a great story!

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Ruined by the narration

About a third of the way through and not sure I’ll finish it as I’m finding the narrator really irritating. She makes every one of the women sound wet and the men just aren’t real. And her accents are terrible. A Burmese official sounds vaguely Welsh rather than Asian, and an American just sounds weird.

I will probably revert to just reading the text. Have previously enjoyed Dinah Jeffries’ book so i think it’s the narration that is spoiling it for me with this one.

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Excellent reader

The reader made the story come alive. The historical facts were well blended into the narrative, that