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Missing, presumed : a novel, Susie Steiner

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Missing, presumed : a novel
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Missing, presumed
Title remainder
a novel
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Susie Steiner
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eng
Summary
Edith Hind is a gorgeous, intrepid graduate student at Cambridge University who seems to have it all: a doting boyfriend, a devoted friend named Helena, a loving mother and a father who is a surgeon to the Royal Family. When Edith turns up missing from her apartment one evening, leaving only a single streak of blood along the front foyer wall, the case becomes a national media sensation. In the first frenzied 72 hours of being assigned to the case, Manon Bradshaw will make a number of alarming discoveries: Edith's behavior had been erratic in the run-up to her disappearance, and her close friend Helena, the last person to see her, is clearly hiding something
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Review
  • Manon Bradshaw is a skilled and well-respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, but she still would like to find the right man. This takes her from one unfortunate Internet date to another. Her mother chose the name Manon for her because it is “all held down, those ‘n’s’ like tent pegs in the ground.” Those pegs anchor her through constant personal disappointments and, professionally, in dealing with a missing-person case involving Edith Hind, a graduate student at Cambridge University. Despite the initial description of a straight-arrow Edith, secrets begin to emerge about her tangled love life and odd associations. The collateral damage is enormous, and no one, not even Manon, escapes the consequences. This combination of police procedural and an unfolding family drama that continuously twists and turns will work well for fans of Kate Atkinson and Tana French.The author promises more about Manon “at full chaotic tilt,” so we can hope to find out whether the path she ultimately chooses for herself is the right one. -- Murphy, Jane (Reviewed 5/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 17, p32)
  • This is a thoughtful police procedural about a missing person case and the secrets that come to the surface when a feisty detective becomes relentless in finding the truth. Edith is a successful college student from a well-known family, but all is not what it seems. Detective Manon Bradshaw is feeling the pressure to quickly resolve the case. What sets this apart from other detective stories is how the lead character is brought to life; she exposes her melancholy and it adds a satisfying mix to the thrills. Recommended for fans of Tana French. -- Andrienne Cruz, Azusa City Library, Azusa, CA. (LibraryReads, June 2016)
  • In this richly plotted police procedural from British author Steiner (Homecoming), Edith Hind, a 24-year-old 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. Steiner slips smoothly among narrators, shifting from Manon’s ever-widening investigation to characters who are directly affected by Edith’s disappearance. 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. A vein of dark humor pulses beneath this compelling whodunit with an appealing, complicated heroine at its center. Agent: Eleanor Jackson, Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. (June) --Staff (Reviewed 03/21/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 12, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ A new and complex police heroine tries to solve a high-profile missing persons case while seeking domestic fulfillment in Cambridge. Thirty-nine and single, DS Manon Bradshaw is feeling the burn of loneliness. As she pursues dead-end date after dead-end date, her personal life seems a complete disaster, but her professional interest and energy are piqued when the beautiful graduate-student daughter of a famous physician goes missing, apparently the victim of foul play. As the investigation into free-spirited Edith Hind's disappearance uncovers no strong leads, Manon finds herself drawn to two unconventional males: one, a possible romantic partner, plays a tangential role in the investigation when he finds a body; the other, a young boy with a tragic home life, mourns the death of his brother, who also might have ties to Edith or her family. As Manon draws nearer to the truth about Edith, aided by her idealistic partner, Davy, and their team of homicide detectives, she also has to face the fact that she might not be destined to follow the traditional domestic model. Though it follows all the typical twists and turns of a modern police procedural, this novel stands out from the pack in two significant ways: first of all, in the solution, which reflects a sophisticated commentary on today's news stories about how prejudices about race and privilege play out in our justice system; and second, in the wounded, compassionate, human character of Manon. Her struggles to define love and family at a time when both are open to interpretation make for a highly charismatic and engaging story. Hopefully, this is just the first adventure of many Steiner (Homecoming, 2013) will write for DS Bradshaw and her team.(Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494638
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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Steiner, Susie
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6119.T446
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
DS Manon
Series volume
1
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  • Women detectives
  • Missing persons
  • Women college students
Target audience
adult
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Missing, presumed : a novel, Susie Steiner
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25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
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350 pages
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9780812998320
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2015037112
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unmediated
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Missing, presumed : a novel, Susie Steiner
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  • txt
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Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780812998320
Lccn
2015037112
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n

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