As much as I love reading this is the first book that I’ve finished in a while. I just have not been able to find a book that I can actually read start to finish lately. I started reading Missing, Presumed about a week ago and was instantly sucked in unlike my last 3 attempts which still have bookmarks in them completely untouched.
Like I mentioned Missing, Presumed instantly had my attention, which is probably because we find out that the missing person goes missing within the first few pages of the novel. At that point the countdown in on. Will they find her within 72 hours? And if they don’t then are they still looking for a live person or a body?
I liked this novel because it didn’t just focus on the case. It’s written in multiple perspectives, so you get a peek into the lives of the other characters and see what they’re dealing with on top of trying to solve a high profile case.
At first I wasn’t a huge fan of the main character, Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw, but I grew to like her as the book progressed. Some of the stuff that she says is downright hilarious, and her and I share the same cynical feelings about online dating profiles.
The book constantly had me guessing whether Edith was alive or dead, and I found that the ending wasn’t predictable at all. Sometimes I find that crime thrillers can be that way. In the end I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t a profound ending or anything, but it was decent. And I will probably read Susie Steiner’s second novel in this series once it comes out in paperback. Overall, I would recommend if you like crime thrillers.
Have you read Susie Steiner’s books ? What did you think?