Missing, Presumed

Missing, Presumed

eBook - 2016
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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?
Publisher: Glasgow :, HarperCollins,, 2016.
Branch Call Number: DIGITAL
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
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Series Volume: 1.
Notes: Downloadable eBook.
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Cakelin_A Feb 05, 2020

This police procedural is set in Cambridge and follows unlucky-in-love DS Manon Bradshaw as she searches for a beautiful young postgrad student who suddenly vanishes a few days before Christmas. As Manon delves deeper into the case, devastating secrets come to light. I've been enjoying working m... Read More »

Feisty Cambridge detective Manon Bradshaw may be great at her job, but her personal life is a disaster. Balancing dreadful internet dates with her relentless work on the high-profile case of missing grad student Edith Hind, Manon faces false leads and a ticking clock as she uncovers a string of d... Read More »

Joyce's pick: Just started reading this and if I can finish it by year's end I'll make my Good Reads book target for 2016. Hurrah! It is fairly gripping so far. I've been mugging up on all the end of year best of reviews in the broadsheets and this was one of Sarah Perry's faves.


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mldokka
Jan 14, 2021

I found the constant references to personal habits of the major characters to be annoying, the entire book being written in present tense, and the incredibly slow progress of the main mystery all to be very annoying. The whole book could have been 100 pages shorter in my opinion. The relationship between Manon and Fly was a saving part, but unlike much of the book, it was rushed through with an unbelievable final 2 pages. Really, can an unrelated person just take an eleven year old acquaintance home and plan to adopt him when his single mother dies with no involvement by any welfare department or search for other relative? Even if she is a Detective-Inspector.

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pozrob
Nov 28, 2020

Better than average police procedural novel. A little too much time dwelling on the personal lives of the detectives imo. I didn’t see it ending the way it did. Good story.

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TheresaAJ
Mar 04, 2020

This story is a character-driven, police procedural featuring Detective Inspector (DI) Manon Bradshaw of the Cambridgeshire police force. Manon is pushing 40, stuck in an endless cycle of bad Internet dates, and saddled with an eternally optimistic partner, Davy Walker. When Edith Hinds, the daughter of Lord Hinds disappears, the department is thrown into a relentless frenzy to solve the case. Steiner writes a compelling novel that shares all the aspects of Manon's life with the reader.

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KiraBoyko
Oct 25, 2019

Fun detective mystery. Worth a listen.

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.

Schmonette 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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TheresaAJ
Mar 04, 2020

"Two years of Internet dating. It's fair to say they haven't flown by."

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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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