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Missing, Presumed (DS Manon 1)

Missing, Presumed (DS Manon 1)

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2000s: In a missing person’s case the first 48 – 72 hours are crucial…

  • ISBN: 978-0008123321
  • Genre: Crime, Psychological, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Edith Hind is a college student living in Cambridge with her boyfriend off campus. She’s from a well-connected family and so her sudden disappearance really gets people talking

The police are on a race against time as, everyone knows, the first 48 hours at least are crucial in a missing person’s case. The girl’s parents have friends in high places, which could mean that the case gets a wider reach than usual and also a wider level of interest.

When the police start digging, they find that Edith had a very complicated background but is this the reason behind the disappearance or a red herring.
Then a body is found by the river…

Booktrailer Review

Clare:  @thebooktrailer

A good premise this one – an open door, a girl missing and no clues. What I really liked about this was that this was just, and quite literally the start, of a story which really studied each person in the chain of events.

It reminded me of a few cases I’d seen on the news in recent years – where a young girl just seems to disappear – and that really freaked me out. It read very realistically but this story seemed to delve behind the headlines of stories I already had in my head.

I think this was one of the first police based novels as well where there was a real issue of how budgets and allocating resources was part of the overall story. This is story where as you keep reading, the author keeps digging and suddenly you’re not really sure where you are.

In the hands of a very good writer. That’s where.

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:  Missing, Presumed

Author/ Guide: Susie Steiner
  Destination: Cambridge, Huntington, London  Departure Time: 2000s

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