Missing Presumed by Susie SteinerMid-December, and Cambridgeshire is blanketed in snow. Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw is spending another sleepless night wondering if internet dating is ever going to work for her, and finding solace listening to the low murmuring of the police radio, when she hears a report of a missing woman.
Twenty four year old Cambridge student Edith Hind is missing. She is the daughter of Sir Ian Hind, a distinguished doctor to the royal family. Her boyfriend arrived home to find the front door wide open and signs of a struggle; a broken glass, blood, and coats in disarray. She was last seen by her best friend Helena when she helped Edith get home after a drunken night at the pub. Is Edith alive or dead? Was her ‘complex love life’ at the heart of her disappearance?
A Cambridge post-graduate from a well-connected family, this case will be big. Manon knows the first 72 hours are critical: you find her, or you look for a body.
With plenty of red herrings, secrets, lies, and twists I did enjoy it. It’s not so much a full blown crime novel, but a character study as well - police, parents, friends, boyfriends, people’s lives steadily unfolding.
~Happy Reading ~