Release date - 1st September 2016 (Paperback)
Book length - 432 pages
Available on - www.amazon.com | www.amazon.co.uk
Mid-December, and Cambridgeshire is blanketed with snow. Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw tries to sleep after yet another soul-destroying Internet date – the low murmuring of her police radio her only solace.
Over the airwaves come reports of a missing woman – door ajar, keys and phone left behind, a spatter of blood on the kitchen floor. Manon knows the first 72 hours are critical: you find her, or you look for a body. And as soon as she sees a picture of Edith Hind, a Cambridge post-graduate from a well-connected family, she knows this case will be big.
Is Edith alive or dead? Was her ‘complex love life’ at the heart of her disappearance, as a senior officer tells the increasingly hungry press? And when a body is found, is it the end or only the beginning?
MISSING, PRESUMED by Susie Steiner is one of those books that gets under your skin and has you desperate to discover the answers. The story is told from different viewpoints which really adds to the mystery and depth of the tale, as we really get to know about DS Manon's life, her colleagues, and the lives of those surrounding Edith who has disappeared into thin air. Manon is a character that you cannot help but connect with, and I enjoyed the trace of dark humour throughout the book. With detailed description, the investigation process comes alive, and it was fascinating to discover the work that goes on behind the scenes in these kinds of cases. MISSING, PRESUMED by Susie Steiner gripped me from the very beginning and as the story developed, I could not put it down, and I definitely did not guess the outcome! With plenty of danger, lies, betrayals, and problems, MISSING, PRESUMED by Susie Steiner is the perfect read for crime fiction fans.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5+
I grew up in north London and studied English at York University, which is when I first fell in love with north Yorkshire, in particular the north York Moors national park, which was to be the setting for my first novel, Homecoming. Homecoming was published by Faber & Faber to critical acclaim in 2013.
Following university, I returned to London and worked as researcher to the Labour chief whip in the House of Commons, before joining an in-house journalism training scheme on a local London paper.
I moved on to national papers as a news reporter - first the Evening Standard, then the Daily Telegraph, then The Times, where I moved from news to features. In 2001 I joined The Guardian as a commissioning editor on Weekend magazine. I stayed at the paper for 11 years, writing and editing across print and web. I left the paper in 2012, when my novel sold to Faber.
My second novel, Missing, Presumed, is a bestselling thriller with Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw at its heart. Missing, Presumed is based in Cambridgeshire. I worked closely with Cambridgeshire police during the writing of this and the next Manon book.
I live with my husband and two sons in north London.
For more information:
Website - www.susiesteiner.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/SusieSteiner1
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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