I am super excited to share my review with you on publication day for The Girl In The Missing Poster by Barbara Copperthwaite
24 June, 1994 – Nineteen-year-old Leila Hawkins runs from her father’s birthday party into the stormy night wearing her sister Stella’s long red coat. Some say she was crying, others swear they saw her get into a passing car. Nobody ever saw her again.
Present – This time every year, on the anniversary of that fateful night, Stella decorates the small seaside town she grew up in with pictures of her beautiful missing sister. But after twenty-five years, is it even worth hoping someone will come forward? Perhaps the upcoming documentary will spark people’s memories by reuniting all the guests who were there the night Leila went missing.
As old friends gather and long-buried secrets begin to surface, the last thing Stella ever expects is a direct response from someone claiming they took Leila. They want private details of Stella’s life in return for answers. But as the true events of the night of the party play out once again, who is lying? And who is next?
OMG Barabara is back with a bang, she has absolutely nailed it with her latest standalone. This book was certainly worth the wait. With a very thought out plot. Not only is the story full of tension, suspense you can feel the emotions of the characters. Barbara definitely hasn’t lost her touch. In fact this is her best book yet!
Drawing you in from the very first page we follow a story that is very different to what I would normally expect from the author. A story based on a TV documentary about Leila Hawkins, missing twin of Stella who went missing 25 years ago. All Stella wants is answers and closure when we follow her on an emotional gripping journey to unravel the truth.
The more I read the more I was in awe with Stella, she is very determined and I wanted to know the truth as much as she did.
I love how the story is written with alternate chapters between a documentary and the present with descriptions that make it easy to visualise. This story will have you guessing until the very end making you question all the characters in the story.
Having read all of the author’s books she is known for a good twist But WOW I wasn’t expecting that.
The Girl in the Missing Poster is an incredible psychological thriller which is sure to have you on the edge of your seat.
I cannot recommend it enough giving it all the stars.
Thank you to Noelle at Bookouture for inviting me to take part on this tour
Barbara is the Amazon and USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers INVISIBLE, FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD, THE DARKEST LIES, and HER LAST SECRET.
More importantly, she loves cakes, wildlife photography and, last but definitely not least, her two dogs, Scamp and Buddy (who force her to throw tennis balls for them for hours).
Having spent over twenty years as a national newspaper and magazine journalist, Barbara has interviewed the real victims of crime – and also those who have carried those crimes out. She is fascinated by creating realistic, complex characters, and taking them apart before the readers’ eyes in order to discover just how much it takes to push a person over a line.
When not writing feverishly, she is often found hiding behind a camera, taking wildlife photographs.
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