My Thoughts On… Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
28 January, 2020
My Thoughts on... Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
Today I am here with a review of Missing, Presumed which was a very riviting book.
**A copy of this book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review**
Title: Missing, Presumed Author: Susie Steiner Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 1st September 2016 Format: eBook Source:: Review Copy from Netgalley Add It:Amazon UK. Goodreads. Summary: 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?
Before I start this review, I feel it is important to let you know that I actually read this book months ago. I am letting you know this because this review will be quite vague because of it. While I do remember most of the story and how much I enjoyed it, some of it will obviously have been forgotten by now. That being said, I still highly recommend this book as I really enjoyed it and it’s one of those books that often comes back to me. I know for a fact that I keep meaning to pick up more books by this author but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
I will also say that while I did get an ebook for this book, I actually ended up listening to it via the audiobook and I would absolutely recommend it as an audiobook as it was very engaging.
Susie Steiner has done a very good job with this book. I found myself racing through it – even while listening to the audiobook, I ended up increasing the speed and listening to it at every chance I got – which included while I was using the treadmill in the gym! Finding out what happened to Edith wasn’t an easy task and at each turn, it fills like you might just know what is happening but when you’re thrown in a completely different direction again. Which is just how I like my thriller reads. I definitely didn’t see it ending the way it did and I quite liked the conclusion.
I really liked the team in this book and how they all gelled together as well. I especially liked DS Manon Bradshaw and I am very much looking forward to reading more from her in the future. You can definitely see that the characters work well together and that Susie Steiner has managed to create a team with depth and intrigue.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book and think you should add it to your TBR piles if it’s not already there!