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'Where Steiner excels is in the depth and clarity with which she depicts her characters. Manon is sad and lonely, estranged from her sister and something of a misanthrope. But she’s also funny and clever, and interesting. I defy you not to fall for her.' - Thriller of the Month, The Observer
'Steiner’s engrossing, gripping and wry prose, beautifully detailed storytelling and the wonderfully drawn DS Manon Bradshaw elevate this missing person novel into something quite spectacular and deeply satisfying.' - Best crime thrillers of 2016, Red Online
'A cracking page-turner,' – Woman & Home
‘I read tons of crime and it was the most satisfying read in ages. And so CLEVER. And so well-written… Utterly brilliant.’ - INDIA KNIGHT
'Missing, Presumed hits the sweet spot between literary and crime fiction. The plot is gripping, with a twist that knocked me sideways.'- ERIN KELLY
'Within a chapter, DS Manon Bradshaw announces herself as a detective to follow through books and books to come. A treat in store for those who love their crime fiction rich in psychology, beautifully written and laced with dark humour. Dive in.'
- LUCIE WHITEHOUSE
'DS Manon Bradshaw is a messed-up, big-hearted detective in the best tradition’
- HARRIET LANE
'Missing, Presumed is an extraordinarily assured police procedural in the tradition of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George — the surprises continue to the last page as Steiner blasts expectations and assumptions to dig deep into questions of trust, betrayal, class and family bonds. Dazzling.' - JOSEPH FINDER, New York Times bestseller
‘Loved Missing, Presumed – intelligent, funny, gripping and beautifully written’ CARYS BRAY
'Manon Bradshaw is unforgettable. She charges through Missing, Presumed with twin goals – to find the body, and to find durable love. The resolution of this gripping novel astonishes, and leaves a long afterglow.'
– AMITY GAIGE, author of Schroder, longlisted for the Folio prize
'Missing, Presumed is a gripping, suspenseful, gratifyingly unpredictable detective novel, with enough plot twists to satisfy fans of the genre. But it’s also a beautifully written reflection on loneliness, and that’s what will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page. I hope we'll see more of Steiner's prickly, all-too-human DS Manon Bradshaw'— MAGGIE MITCHELL, author of Pretty Is
'The mystery behind Edith Hind's disappearance is filled to the hilt with provocative breadcrumbs, making for a page-turning literary crime novel that is nicely balanced by the all-too-relatable human foibles of lonely Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw. A complex, gripping read! - SUZANNE RINDELL, author of The Other Typist and Three-Martini Lunch
'This is not just another thrilling crime fiction page-turner – though it is certainly that. It is so well written and the suspense is so compellingly maintained that I had to read it from cover to cover over a weekend. This is a superb psychological novel that makes me long for the next one.' ANTHONY LESTER QC (Lord Lester of Herne Hill)
Out on Feb 25th, 2016. Pre-order now: Waterstones or Amazon
A young woman vanishes. A smear of blood in the kitchen of the house she shares with her boyfriend suggests a struggle.
As soom as Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw sees the photograph of missing Edith Hind - a beautiful Cambridge post-grad from a well-connected family - she knows the case will be big. And she's right: pressure soon mounts from the media and from on high.
Can Manon see clearly enough to solve the mystery of Edith's disappearance? Can she withstand intimidation from Sir Ian Hind, Edith's father, who has friends in high places? And when a body is found, will it mean the end or just the beginning?