Series: DS Manon #1
Author: Susie Steiner
Format/Page Count: e-book, 416
Published: The Borough Press, September 1, 2016
A MISSING GIRL
Edith Hind is gone, leaving just her coat, a smear of blood and a half-open door.
A DESPERATE FAMILY
Each of her friends and relatives has a version of the truth. But none quite adds up.
A DETECTIVE AT BREAKING POINT
The press grows hungrier by the day. Can DS Manon Bradshaw fend them off, before a missing persons case becomes a murder investigation?
I don’t know what I was expecting when I started this book. Don’t get me wrong, I knew what I was getting into, a thriller about a missing young woman who leaves no traces behind. From its cover to its plot, this was enough for me to be curious. What I didn’t expect were the multiple points of view of several people who are involved in the case. There was, what I sensed as, a main voice of DS Bradshaw, a member of the team who investigated the missing woman case. But other than Bradshaw, we heard the voices of some other key people, including the missing girl’s mother. I admit, I did find this a bit odd at first, thought it was even perhaps a wee bit unnecessary, but later, when I thought it through, perhaps this was a way to let us see different sides in a crime like this. Since there weren’t many leads, we were left with the emotional trauma the case has caused. How these very opposite characters dealt with things.