Missing, Presumed (A DS Manon Thriller)By: Susie Steiner
Rating: 4 Star
This novel starts with the apparent disappearance of Cambridge student Edith Hinds.
Her front door has been left open, there is blood on the floor and her wallet, phone, and passport have all been left behind.
The plot of Missing, Presumed then unfolds through the viewpoints of Edith’s friends, family, and the police officers tasked with finding her.
There is Detective Sergeant Manon who is desperately looking for love (when not working all hours for the police force), perpetually cheerful Police Detective Dave Walker, Edith’s boyfriend Will Carter, and her parents Sir Ian Hind and Lady Miriam Hind.
This novel follows the classic patten of who-dunnit-ness with the search for Edith racing along keeping the reader totally in the dark about who was involved.
There's a great build up of suspense along the way and I really liked the way that the characters change as the pressure of the case affects them, it made it seem very realistic.
I really enjoyed this book. Missing, Presumed is #1 of the DS Manon series and I'm looking forward to reading more of them in future.
I received an advanced copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.