Missing, Presumed

The best Kindle Missing Presumed release Mid December and Cambridgeshire is blanketed with snow Detective Serge

The best Kindle Missing, Presumed release 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 arMid 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. Good Book Missing, Presumed look - a book involving a missing woman that ISN'T compared to Gone Girl!it is however, compared to both tana french and kate atkinson, which are totally fair comparisons - kate atkinson for her jackson brodie novels, and tana french for … any of 'em. it's similar to tana french in that they are both character-driven british police procedurals, but this one seems slightly more weighted towards "character" than "crime." this debut doesn't have the same confident insider-vibe in its police parts as french, which is fine - lord knows i didn't love tana french's first book, and she didn't become "TANA FREAKING FRENCH who can do no wrong" to me until her third. but it does have that same easy camaraderie and rivalry behind-the-scenes in the department, the characters are well-rounded, and she switches perspectives in a way that is both (pleasantly) frustrating and engaging. the case we find ourselves in the thick of is a high-profile missing persons case involving edith hind; the twenty-four-year-old daughter of sir ian and lady hind, her father a prominent physician whose patients include the royal family. the door to edith's home was found wide open, with indications of a struggle inside - coats fallen to the floor, a broken wineglass, a small amount of blood. there have been no ransom demands, but also no contact from edith since the night she left a pub wildly intoxicated and was seen home by her best friend helena. DS manon bradshaw leads the investigation, questioning helena, edith's family, her boyfriend will, and the usual inquiries and avenues of investigation are pursued, all of which come up empty. the story flits between the perspectives of, among others, edith's mother, helena, manon's partner davy, and manon herself, focusing on the details of the case but also branching much more widely out into the personal lives of the characters, most notably manon's unfulfilling forays into internet dating. manon is the most carefully-developed character in the book, and there's the potential for her to become the center of a series in the future. i understand why the blurbs and other reviews are gushing over her as a character but i'm not instaloving her just yet. she's good - she's a strong character who's realistically portrayed, fleshed-out into three-dimensional form - capable and tough and funny and driven, but also deeply marked by a desperate loneliness and vulnerability. i have zero problems with vulnerability in a character - i'm not someone who needs my female leads to be tough-as-nails and unscarred by the world, but there were a few scenes that made me cringe a little for her, and they were so incongruous with her professional comportment, it tarnished my appreciation a bit. i did love davy, though, and i really liked seeing manon through his eyes - as a sympathetic friend/colleague who knows her well enough to see beyond her gruff exterior, but is not close enough to her to avoid mythologizing her in his own way. the mystery itself plays out well but hews pretty close to the traditional bone - secrets, red herrings, false leads; the clock ticking as the trail grows cold, the pressures of the public and the media complicating the investigation and the reality of limited resources and other crimes pulling attention away from a case in which it is unclear whether they are dealing with a missing person, a homicide, or simply an impulsive rich girl scarpering off. steiner also does a great job in her awareness-raising treatment of tangential social issues like at-risk youth and in skewering the selfie-and-cause-addicted smugness of the narcissistic idle rich.i am definitely interested in reading more by this author, particularly if this becomes a series, à la tana french, where each member of the department is given their own time in the spotlight to drive subsequent books. oh, and please more tony wright. a very impressive debut, even without the power of smartfood-bribes clouding my judgment. **********************************************i just got this in the mail, completely unexpected/unrequested - BUT it also came with a bag of smartfood, and for the record, I AM EASILY BRIBED WITH SMARTFOOD. in related news, i already ate the smartfood.dammit.

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  1. look a book involving a missing woman that ISN T compared to Gone Girl it is however, compared to both tana french and kate atkinson, which are totally fair comparisons kate atkinson for her jackson brodie novels, and tana french for any of em it s similar to tana french in that they are both character driven british police procedurals, but this one seems slightly weighted towards character than crime this debut doesn t have the same confident insider vibe in its police parts as french, which i [...]


  2. Misanthrope, staring down the barrel of childlessness Yawning ability to find fault Can give off WoD Whiff of Desperation A vast, bottomless galaxy of loneliness Educated to an intimidating degree Willing to hide this Prone to tears Can be needy Often found googling having a baby at 40 Age 39Looking for book reading philanthropist with psychotherapy training who can put up shelves Can wear glasses relaxed about this.Dislikes most of the fucktards I meet on the internet Detective Manon Bradshaw d [...]


  3. I was immediately requesting this book once I saw it compared to Tana French Gimmie Gimmie my love of a good police procedural knows no bounds This one turned out to be very classic in its unraveling, reminiscent of something much richer than your typical thriller as it goes much deeper into its various character s lives than most books do The POV changes frequently between Manon detective assigned to missing girl s high profile case , Miriam missing girl s mother , Edith missing girl , Davy Man [...]


  4. 3.5 starsThink less crime, character study If you do that this could be a gem Though you might want to enjoy both if you pick this up I didn t have the right expectations when expecting full blown mystery I would ve enjoyed it had I known.Twenty four year old Cambridge student Edith Hind is missing She s the daughter of Sir Ian Hind, a distinguished doctor to the royal family Her boyfriend arrived home to find the front door left wide open and signs of a struggle including a broken glass, bloo [...]


  5. 2.5 starsI hated this than I liked it But I finished it, so there is something to be said about the writing that made me keep going.I think the lack of suspense was the first thing I was missing right from the start The story revolves around the disappearance of Edith Hinds the daughter of a well known prominent physician Was she kidnapped Is she still alive The story is told in multiple POV s, but anything pertaining to Edith s disappearance seemed to take a back seat to the characters back st [...]


  6. 4.5 Missing Presumed is a highly charged British crime mystery following the daily lives of Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw and DC Davy Walker with the Cambridgeshire Major Incident Team Early one morning, they are notified of a missing female, Edith Hind, who has disappeared on a frosty wintry day leaving behind her personal items keys, phone, coat and her car parked outside Arriving at Edith s apartment they are met by Edith s boyfriend Will Carter who is frantic and extremely upset about hi [...]


  7. I wish to thank Net Galley, Random House, and Ms Susie Steiner for an advanced review copy of this novel in exchange for an unbiased review.I went into this read with few expectations, basically just knowing I liked the blurb, and I was in the mood for a police procedural Well, what a terrific surprise it was I just loved this book This is Susie Steiner s 2nd book and first crime fiction novel I would actually classify it as a semi literary police procedural with psychological overlay I thought [...]


  8. I received an ARC from the publisher for review, and initially I was really enthralled and excited by the book It combines many elements that I tend to enjoy, like the British upper class, psychological thrillers, a large cast of detectives, and a slow burn mystery I also saw I ve seen it compared to the Tana French books which are my favorites forever But about 2 3 of the way through, I figured out that this actually wasn t a mystery book it s bad literary fiction with a salacious side plot thr [...]


  9. 3.5 A young woman from a prominent family goes missing and the case is assigned to a team from the Cambridgeshire police force Not so much a mystery as a character study of all involved, but features 39 year old, Mahon, who is looking for love and Davy, who thinks he has found it.Very slowly paced, especially the first half Since it centers on Manon than the others it is important I think for the reader to like this character or at least be able to identify with her in some way I didn t, found [...]


  10. An enthusiastic 4 stars Missing, Presumed was a real treat I love good mysteries, but they re not always easy to find Missing, Presumed fit the bill, having all the right ingredients Strong smart female lead detective with plenty of flaws and troubles to keep her interesting Good set up, which is the disappearance of a female graduate student from Cambridge Story told from the perspective of a handful of interesting characters, including the mother of the missing person Decent pacing, with some [...]


  11. I had heard many good things about this book so was really looking forward to reading it I was not disappointed in the slightest, it is a brilliant and atmospheric police procedural Detective Manon Bradshaw is overburdened with insecurities, has bad internet dating experiences, desperate to lose her single status and wants children She is also about to find herself on a heavily pressurised case Will Carter, the boyfriend of Edith Hind, reports her missing after the state of her home raises suspi [...]


  12. Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw is thirty nine when we first meet her A capable officer, she works at Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, for the Major Incident Team, and spends much of her spare time internet dating often with hilarious, although disastrous, consequences Edith Hind is a young, beautiful Post grad student at Cambridge University who lives with her handsome boyfriend, Will Carter When Will returns from a visit to his mother, he finds the front door of their home open, lights left on, b [...]


  13. God, this book felt long Looooong It was one of those that made me check the percentage left to read pretty often, with the despairing realisation that there was loads to go I had to continue because I d already put in so much effort and wanted to know what happened at the end But damn, it was drawn out.Even though there were a few moments of amusing interaction on the part of the lead detective, her constant moaning about how desperate she was for a relationship got on my nerves, and I honestl [...]


  14. 4.5 WONDERFUL STARS Wow What a wonderful story that at its core is a missing person, murder abduction mystery but slowly and deliciously incrementally blossoms into a seductive exploration of human relationships and our often times illusory and unrealistic expectations of life The police investigation provides the skeleton of the story The relationships between parents and children, husband and wife, boyfriends and girlfriends, professors and students and fellow police officers, is the muscle an [...]



  15. Several of my GR friends have already written excellent reviews of this novel, so I ll simply add a few quotes to give you some idea of the personality or lack thereof of the various characters Edith gone missingEdith has a mission To live truthfully Grow food, cook wholesomely, cycle, or chug along in that trumped up lawnmower of hers I think they thought student digs would corrupt them Course, her father pays for everything the house, the evil gas and electricity This is her mother, Miriam, sp [...]


  16. Missing, Presumed was a really excellent read probably one of the most authentic feeling crime novels I have read recently, in that it was less mystery and character study of the various people caught up in the investigation of a missing woman Police, parents, friends, boyfriends, all caught up in the vortex of not knowing, each one carefully drawn and intuitively emotional on completely different levels.Possible signs of a struggle, an open front door and Edith is gone vanished into seemingly [...]


  17. MISSING, PRESUMED by Susie Steiner s is her second book but first crime police procedural novel This is the first novel I have read by this author and I was very impressed with the level of literary writing The novel has also elements of psychological suspense, and is very much character driven to flush out all the main characters, and allow them to come to life with all their dark humor and wit The protagonist, 39 year old Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw is a respected member of the Cambridge [...]


  18. I thought this was a great crime novel and I had not heard of this author before, I will now look out for of her books The story is told by the individual characters themselves, this gives the reader a much broader perspective of each character and makes you feel like you know them quite well A beautiful young girl goes missing from her home, the front door is found wide open, possible evidence of a struggle, shattered wine glass, what can possibly have happened Believe me a lot, and this is wh [...]


  19. This is the best crime novel I ve read in a long time.I read a lot of em, and usually I give em 3 stars I liked the book , move on to the next one, and forget all about em This book, however, is a cut above the rest The writing is beautiful the present tense narration is unusual Manon, the main character, is someone I can relate to and someone I like The plot was interesting, with enough turns to keep me guessing.I m pleased that there s another book about Manon coming in 2017 I will definitely [...]


  20. I had such high hopes for this book but unfortunately it failed to live up to my expectations While it is very much a literary mystery, it wasn t the page turning or suspenseful read which is how it is described in the blurb and which I expected In my mind mystery crime thrillers should be suspenseful and page turning.The focus in this book is very much character development and these are normally the type of books I enjoy most The problem occurs when character development takes over the entire [...]


  21. 4 stars for Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner.This is quite a complex book And while it is complex, it is never confusing It is so much than a police procedural Susie Steiner has a way with words and a grand insight into the human psyche She writes with grace and with humour.While DS Manon Bradshaw is trying to sleep following yet another disastrous internet date a woman is reported missing Her partner has come home to find the door open, blood in the kitchen, Edie s car, phone and coat still [...]


  22. As the title indicates, Steiner s Missing, Presumed involves a complex missing persons case Edith Hind, the 24 year old, graduate student daughter of a physician to the royal family, has gone missing A week before Christmas There are few clues but dogged police on the case Here the book separates itself from the average police procedural and moves into the rarer air First there is the matter of characterization both major and bit parts The novel is written from multiple points of view, giving th [...]


  23. DS Manon Bradshaw of the Cambridgeshire Police is a 39 year old detective who enjoys her work but is single and lonely Her biological clock is ticking but her internet dating is a disaster and Mr Right just doesn t seem to be around In the meantime she s assigned to investigate a missing student, Edith Hind, who vanished from her home without her bag and coat and with traces of her blood found in the kitchen The investigation stalls after a few days as Edith s boyfriend and friends all seem to b [...]


  24. I was so excited to have the opportunity to read Missing, Presumed It did not disappoint Please note that the story is focused on the members of the Cambridgeshire police force than the case that they are working to resolve.When 25 year old Edith Hind, daughter of a prominent physician is reported missing, DS Manon Bradshaw and her colleagues, Davy and Harriet, begin investigating Has Edith been murdered, kidnapped, or has she just run away The police don t have much information to work off of [...]


  25. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I have never read this author but understand that this is her first crime novel First off I love that the blurb of this book stated that it is 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 I m so glad to have a blurb actually reveal the true nature of a book and not classify i [...]


  26. Thank you to Net Galley, the publishers and the author for ARC copy of this book.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 An [...]


  27. What a pleasant surprise this crime novel turned out to be Fortunately I ve read many good books this year so far and this one reminded me how much I enjoy a well rendered, character driven police procedural.As one would expect, the novel is centered around a missing persons case When weeks go by without sign of the missing woman it is presumed she is the victim of a homicide Told by various persons and points of view, the story gives a well rounded account of the case.And the police I LOVED the [...]


  28. Missing, Presumed by Susan Steiner is a 2016 Random House publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review With a title like this one and the synopsis shoring up the notion this book is a missing persons case, and a police procedural, I was ready to dive into what promised to be a good novel of suspense However, this story does not read like the typical British style mystery In fact, the missing persons case seems to take a back seat [...]


  29. When Helena helped her best friend Edith Hind home after a drunken night out, she had no idea it would be the last time she would see her The phone call to the police by boyfriend Will Carter started a massive police hunt for the missing girl daughter to doctor Sir Ian Hind and Lady Hind, her status went to the top of the chain Her disappearance was an immediate priority Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw spent her spare time searching for the perfect man via the internet after yet another disast [...]


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