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Missing, Presumed: A Novel - Susie Steiner
Missing, Presumed: A Novel
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For readers of Kate Atkinson and Tana French comes a page-turning literary mystery that brings to life the complex and wholly relatable Manon Bradshaw, a strong-willed detective assigned to a high-risk missing persons case. At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the... show more
For readers of Kate Atkinson and Tana French comes a page-turning literary mystery that brings to life the complex and wholly relatable Manon Bradshaw, a strong-willed detective assigned to a high-risk missing persons case. At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to help herself fall asleep—and receives an alert that sends her to a puzzling crime scene. Edith Hind—a beautiful graduate student at Cambridge University and daughter of the surgeon to the Royal Family—has been reported missing for nearly twenty-four hours. Her home offers few clues: a smattering of blood in the kitchen, her keys and phone left behind, the front door ajar but showing no signs of forced entry. Manon instantly knows this case will be big—and that every second is crucial to finding Edith alive. The investigation starts with Edith’s loved ones: her attentive boyfriend, her reserved best friend, and her patrician parents. As the search widens and press coverage reaches a frenzied pitch, secrets begin to emerge about Edith’s tangled love life and her erratic behavior leading up to her disappearance. With no clear leads, Manon summons every last bit of her skill and intuition to close the case, and what she discovers will have shocking consequences not just for Edith’s family, but for Manon herself. Suspenseful and keenly observed, Missing, Presumed is a brilliantly twisting novel of how we seek connection, grant forgiveness, and reveal the truth about who we are. Praise for Missing, Presumed “Detective Manon Bradshaw is appealing, multifaceted, and unforgettable. She charges through Missing, Presumed with twin goals—to find the body, and to find durable love. The resolution of this gripping novel astonishes, and leaves a long afterglow.”—Amity Gaige, author of Schroder “Manon Bradshaw is a messed-up, big-hearted detective in the best tradition.”—Harriet Lane, author of Her “Missing, Presumed is a gripping, suspenseful, gratifyingly unpredictable detective novel, with enough plot twists to satisfy fans of the genre. But it’s also a beautifully written reflection on loneliness, and that’s what will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page. I hope we’ll see more of Steiner’s prickly, all-too-human DS Manon Bradshaw!”—Maggie Mitchell, author of Pretty Is “Within a chapter, DS Manon Bradshaw announces herself as a detective to follow through books and books to come. Here’s a treat for those who love their crime fiction rich in psychology, beautifully written, and laced with dark humor. Dive in.”—Lucie Whitehouse, author of Before We Met “There is a secret pulsing at the heart of this police procedural–slash–family thriller, and it isn’t only the truth about where beautiful young Edith Hind has gone. In heroine Manon Bradshaw, readers will find a character so real she bleeds. As Manon exposes the mystery behind Edith’s disappearance, she also reveals the truth about her own loneliness and life.”—Jenny Milchman, author of Cover of Snow “Missing, Presumed hits the sweet spot between literary and crime fiction. The plot is thrilling, with a twist that knocked me sideways, swiftly followed by another one that knocked me back in the other direction.”—Erin Kelly, author of Broadchurch
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9780812998337
ASIN: B0165I3V06
Publisher: Random House
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it
4.0 Finally finished
Thoroughly enjoyed this one. I liked getting to know all of the characters - even the mom of the missing woman. Manon felt like a genuine person, as did most of the POV characters and, while I wanted more of the case and less personal sometimes, I'm looking forward to the next book so I can see how ...
Lavender
Lavender rated it
3.0 Susie Steiner - Missing , Presumed
A young woman from the British Upper Class disappears without a trace from her house near Cambridge. The local police tries desperately to find any trace of her. That’s all it is about the story itself. This book is not a thriller. The story is more focused on the characters and their problems and...
NerdyBirdie
NerdyBirdie rated it
3.0 Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
Oh, look! It’s me not loving a book I should love… again! I think my 3 star rating is actually more of a “It was okay… could’ve been better.” Anyway; Missing, Presumed revolves around the disappearance of the beautiful Edith Hind, who’s the daughter of the famous surgeon Ian Hind. When her disappe...
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.5 Missing, Presumed / Susie Steiner
At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet ...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
#MISSINGPRESUMED AVAILABLE 6/28/16 This book was an okay read. I think the story went a little different than I would like. The author mentions over and over how much overtime these officers are putting in on this missing girl case. However, a majority of the book deals with their extra curricular...
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