Book of the Week: My Sister Milly
“My name is Gemma Dowler. On 21 March 2002, a serial killer named Levi Bellfield stole my sister and sent our family to Hell . . .”
Fifteen years after Milly Dowler’s disappearance, her sister Gemma has released a book detailing their family’s ordeal, as well as commemorating Milly’s life. Everyone has heard the story, read the headlines, seen the news. But the bare facts of the investigation reveal only a little of the truth of this tragedy. In this book, Gemma Dowler reveals the story of her sister's stolen childhood and her own. Since Milly’s disappearance, her family has been hounded by the media and tortured by having to relive it all in court.
But in spite of all this, My Sister Milly is a book about love, family, and hope.
Writing this book could not have been easy, and it is a great achievement for this family on their path to recovery. It has taken years of therapy for them to find a voice, but now they can remember Milly in their own words and on their own terms. This is the true story of Milly Dowler, one that cannot be distorted or denied.