THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
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‘I defy you not to fall for Manon.’ - Observer, thriller of the month
‘Smart and stylish…Manon is portrayed with an irresistible blend of sympathy and snark’ - New York Times editor's choice must-read
'Where Steiner excels is in the depth and clarity with which she depicts her characters. . . . It all adds up to a world that feels much bigger than the novel in which it is contained.” - 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 am an indefatigable reader of crime novels, and Susie Steiner’s Missing, Presumed is the best I’ve read in a very long time. It has everything one could ask, and more: it’s stylish, witty and compelling; has an infuriating yet likable lead detective; and is also terribly good at skewering contemporary class anxieties and manners. – Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent, in the Guardian's books of the year, 2016
A young woman vanishes. A smear of blood in the kitchen of the house she shares with her boyfriend suggests a struggle...
As soon 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?
‘The most satisfying read in ages…Utterly brilliant’ - INDIA KNIGHT
‘[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
'Nuanced suspense that’s perfect for Kate Atkinson fans.' - PEOPLE
'A vein of dark humor pulses beneath this compelling whodunit with an appealing, complicated heroine at its center.' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
'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
'Missing, Presumed is fast-paced, twisty and full of realistic characters and scenarios. With any luck Detective Bradshaw will be back in future instalments, since she is a quirky, likable character, capable of carrying a series.'
- VANCOUVER SUN, best summer reads
'DS Manon Bradshaw is an attractive and interesting heroine, the story (set in Cambridge and London) is skilfully paced and the book is unusually well written. Having been a journalist, Susie Steiner knows how to capture the reader’s attention, keep her enthralled and sign off neatly. Missing, Presumed is an excellent crime novel.' – LITERARY REVIEW
'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
'Loved Missing, Presumed - intelligent, funny, gripping and beautifully written.' - CARYS BRAY