Missing, Presumed

Missing, Presumed

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eBook - 2016
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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. "An extraordinarily assured police procedural in the tradition of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George."?Joseph Finder, author of The Fixer 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 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 that 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, 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 "A vein of dark humor pulses beneath this compelling whodunit with an appealing, complicated heroine at its center."? Publishers Weekly "A highly charismatic and engaging story ... This novel stands out from the pack."? Kirkus Reviews "Where Steiner excels is in the depth and clarity with which she depicts her characters. ... It all adds up to a world that feels much bigger than the novel in which it is contained."? The Guardian "Detective Sergeant 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 "Gripping, authentic, funny, and moving, Missing, Presumed hits the sweet spot between literary and crime fiction."?Erin Kelly, author of Broadchurch " Missing, Presumed is a gripping, suspenseful, gratifyingly unpredictable detective novel, with enough plot twists to satisfy fans of the genre."?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."?Lucie Whitehouse, author of Before We Met "Complex, gripping ... a page-turning literary crime novel."?Suzanne Rindell, author of The Other Typist From the Hardcover ...
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ß2016
ISBN: 9781443450522
1443450529
9780812998337
0812998332
0812987748
0008123322
1443450502
0812998324
0008123306
0008123292
0008123284
Characteristics: 1 online resource (350 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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samdog123 Aug 28, 2017

This is a fantastic start to a new British mystery series, featuring DS Manon Bradshaw. When a young university student suddenly goes missing, Bradshaw views it as a big case that could make her career. Facing issues of loneliness, dating gone wrong and her own muddled life, Manon is a great character. Its so well-written--I tend to be a bit of what I call a 'skim reader,' but I read every word and enjoyed it while I did so! I already have the next in the series ready to read-'Persons Unknown.'

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Clamato
Apr 26, 2017

I found this book difficult to get into for a good portion of it, but stuck with it and then I couldn't wait to get back to it. It could however, have benefited from some better editing. I did enjoy it though and do look forward to the next DI Manon Bradshaw installment.

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wilqser
Apr 12, 2017

English mystery about the police departments efforts to find a young woman who mysteriously disappears among curious circumstances. Can be a bit hard to follow at times because of the English verbiage and various acronyms for the departments involved in the case but the gist is there. Very chronological and told from different points of view. Very disappointed at the end - not very exciting and not enough of a reason. Disappointed.

CMLReads_Kristin Mar 23, 2017

An excellent first in series. It's a mystery, yes, but the lives of the detectives away from work, separate from their case work, are richer than in most mysteries. Great for fans of Tana French! I look forward to checking in with Manon again when Persons Unknown comes out in 2017.

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mckeett
Mar 17, 2017

A plausible story but the writing author's style is not very exciting. I found it easy to set down. She fills the novel with extraneous fluff that makes it move a lot more slowly than it needs to.

LoganLib_Erin Feb 21, 2017

What I loved about this book wasn't the detective/mystery storyline, but the central characters 'in shambles' life. Great flawed female character's and some hilarious dialogue. Navigating online dating while catching killers - just another day in the life of Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw.

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fmdidgad
Feb 18, 2017

As good as it gets! Writing from inside the head of each character, the author is one of those people who understands how people operate and juggles the similarities and differences of these characters. The only reason I'd say it's not a "page turner" is because it feels like the author is continually showing the kind of fresh wisdom that makes you put the book down for a moment and think about what was just said.
She has a new one out - can't wait!!!

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D061145902
Feb 02, 2017

Please avoid this book. I bailed on page 151, and there were almost 200 pages to go. A boring story with no one to care for, but you do learn that the detective has curly hair and is very lonely.

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LauraSteinert
Jan 09, 2017

A bit wordy; a bit long; a bit scattered. It isn't a police procedural. It isn't really a mystery. Sometimes it is hard to remember who the central character is supposed to be because every chapter has a different narrator and many focus on the other characters' actions rather than on the narrator. I am hoping the next novel is more focused. It is hard to like the people here, and hard to feel attached to a DI who is sleeping her way through every man on her dating app while whining that they all think she is needy and desperate.

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maipenrai
Dec 21, 2016

(The first book in the DS Manon series)

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ApollosRaven
Oct 24, 2016

‘[Steiner] gets inside the minds and lives of her book’s socially disparate personalities with the grace of a novelist of manners, even as she pulls tight the strands of one of the most ambitious police procedurals of the year’
- WALL STREET JOURNAL

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ApollosRaven
Oct 24, 2016

'You might come to Missing, Presumed for the police procedural; you’ll stay for the layered, authentic characters that Steiner brings to life.' - Bethanne Patrick, NPR

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