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Michelle Lovric is the co‐writer of My Sister Milly by Gemma Dowler, published on June 29th by Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books.

The book tells the inside story of the Dowler family before and after disappearance of thirteen‐year‐old Milly on March 21st 2002. Through the eyes of her sister, Gemma Dowler, we see a candid portrait of the very special person Milly really was. We experience the shock of Milly’s disappearance, the agony of protracted search, the tragic discovery of her remains and the eventual conviction of her murderer in a traumatic trial, the phone‐hacking scandal that brought down the News of the World and the shocking disclosures, more than a decade later, of what really happened to Milly. The Dowler family has waited many years to tell their story. Now it emerges in Gemma’s brave, distinctive voice. For the first time, Gemma and her family show how ‐ with love, humour, music and the help of an extraordinary therapist ‐ they have survived more tragedy than anyone should have to bear.