Book Review: Missing, Presumed
A Rapid Review
Publisher: Random House | June 2016
Format: Hardcover 368 pages | Rating: 3 stars
For readers of Kate Atkinson and Tana French comes a page-turning literary mystery that brings to life the complex and wholly relatable Manon Bradshaw, a strong-willed detective assigned to a high-risk missing persons case.
Edith Hind, a beautiful graduate student and daughter of the surgeon to the Royal Family, has gone missing under suspicious circumstances. Manon Bradshaw is the detective on the case. At 39 and single, she has a solid career and loves her job but still longs for a family of her own.
This was a classic police procedural with alternating perspectives along with a 3rd party point-of-view. It was very character driven which made the mystery slow-paced. At times we got so wrapped up in Manon’s life, I almost forgot we were trying to solve a mystery.
For those who enjoy very literary mysteries, this book might be a good choice; however, I like a little more suspense and complexity in the plot. All told, I liked Manon and thought she was a well-developed and interesting character.
Source: Review copy provided by Random House through LibraryThing.
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