Monday, April 15, 2019

Missing, Presumed by Susan Steiner

Missing, Presumed
by Susan Steiner
narrated by Juanita McMahon

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Published: 2016
Publisher: The Borough Press
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller, England
Hardback: 400
Rating: 4

DS Manon series:
Missing, Presumed
Persons Unknown

First sentence(s):
She can feel hope ebbing, like the Christmas lights on fade in Pound Saver.

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?


My two-bits:

I liked the start of this detective series which has a team mostly composed of women. It is set in a contemporary setting so the internet and mobile phones come in to play with investigations.

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* Listened to audiobook version.

* part of ibc book club (here)

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