Missing, Presumed

Missing, Presumed

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Edith Hind, a Cambridge graduate student, goes missing , leaving behind only a smear of blood and signs of a struggle at the flat she shares with her boyfriend. The pressure is on Det. Sgt. Manon Bradshaw, who excels at her job but has suffered a string of dreary Internet dates, and the rest of the Cambridgeshire Major Incident Team, since Edith’s father is Sir Ian Hind, physician to the royal family. As leads dry up and days missing increase, every scrap of case information is fodder for the press, who pounce on the more salacious aspects of Edith’s personal life, even as Manon and the team discover that the answers might be linked to something much more serious.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontaro :, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.,, [2016]
Edition: First Canadian edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781443450508
1443450502
Branch Call Number: F STE NVD
Characteristics: 406 pages ; 23 cm

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Edith Hind, a Cambridge graduate student, goes missing , leaving behind only a smear of blood and signs of a struggle at the flat she shares with her boyfriend. The pressure is on Det. Sgt. Manon Bradshaw, who excels at her job but has suffered a string of dreary Internet dates, and the rest of t... Read More »


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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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