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Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

MoMo’s Book Diary loved Missing, Presumed and recommends this as a gripping 4 star read.

Missing, Presumed is one of the most absorbing novels I have read this year. It’s authenticity is gripping from the first page. The author gives an excellent description of the issues facing the police force in todays world and manages to bring each and every character to life. The detail of the police investigation into the disappearance of Edith Hind one cold December day in Cambridge is spot on.  Edith Hind has gone missing leaving her coat, phone and keys at home. The front door is open and there is blood on the kitchen floor. What happened to Edith? What secrets are being kept?

There are twists and some intriguing lines of investigation but I failed to guess the ending before I got there.  I highly recommend this novel and look forward to reading more from Susie Steiner.

I would like to thank NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.

Synopsis

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?

AUTHOR Susie Steiner
BOOK TITLE Missing, Presumed
PUBLISHER The Borough Press
DATE OF PUBLICATION 01/09/2016
PRINT LENGTH 417 pages
ISBN 9780008123321
OBTAINED: 17/09/16 NetGalley.com – read now

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Susie Steiner website – http://www.susiesteiner.co.uk

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