Missing, Presumed

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Audio (12.87 hours)
Product Number: Z100113260
Released: Jun 28, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780451483331
Narrator/s: Juanita McMahon
Publisher: Books on Tape
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A page-turning mystery that brings to life a complex and strong-willed detective assigned to a high-risk missing persons case NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL "An extraordinarily assured police procedural in the tradition of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George."-Joseph Finder, author of The Fixer "Surprise-filled...?ne of the most ambitious police procedurals of the year. Detective Bradshaw's biting wit is a bonus."-The Wall Street Journal "Missing, Presumed has future BBC miniseries written all over it."-Redbook "A highly charismatic and engaging story."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "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."-Booklist At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to help herself fall asleep-and receives an alert that sends her to a puzzling crime scene. Edith Hind-a beautiful graduate student at Cambridge University and daughter of the surgeon to the Royal Family-has been missing for nearly twenty-four hours. Her home offers few clues: a smattering of blood in the kitchen, her keys and phone left behind, the front door ajar but showing no signs of forced entry. Manon instantly knows that this case will be big-and that every second is crucial to finding Edith alive. The investigation starts with Edith's loved ones: her attentive boyfriend, her reserved best friend, her patrician parents. As the search widens and press coverage reaches a frenzied pitch, secrets begin to emerge about Edith's tangled love life and her erratic behavior leading up to her disappearance. With no clear leads, Manon summons every last bit of her skill and intuition to close the case, and what she discovers will have shocking consequences not just for Edith's family but for Manon herself. Suspenseful and keenly observed, Missing, Presumed is a brilliantly twisting novel of how we seek connection, grant forgiveness, and reveal the truth about who we are. Praise for Missing, Presumed "Smart, stylish...?anon is portrayed with an irresistible blend of sympathy and snark. By the time she hits bottom, professionally and privately, we're entirely caught up in her story."-The New York Times Book Review "Nuanced suspense that's perfect for Kate Atkinson fans."-People "Drenched in character and setting, with pinpoint detail that breathes life and color into every sentence."-The News & Observer "You might come to Missing, Presumed for the police procedural; you'll s

Author(s): Susie Steiner
Series: Manon Bradshaw Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016

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Author(s): Susie Steiner
Product Number EB00625604
Released: Jun 28, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780812998337

Professional reviews

"Great news for mystery lovers! First we had Inspector Morse, of the Oxford constabulary; now we have Manon Bradshaw, of the Cambridgeshire Police. Steiner's crime novel has a slower pace than that of the average suspense novel as she gives considerable attention to developing her multidimensional characters. Bradshaw's search for a missing young woman ends up riding shotgun with the stellar cast that drives the story. Juanita McMahon's narration mirrors that quality, doing much to enhance the characters but little to build the suspense. Her transitions between characters--in dialogue and narrative--highlight the distinctness of individuals and pull the listener into their lives. While the plot may not develop the most suspenseful mystery, McMahon delivers a fictional world rich in sensory stimulation. J.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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