Today on BookD Borough assistant editor Charlotte Cray sits down with an author who is having her way with the crime genre and making it all her own. From literary stock, journalist Susie Steiner is all about debunking the slick solvers that our fictional detectives have become and getting inside the heads of those left behind.
So, meet Steiner’s creation Detective Sargent Manon Bradshaw, whip smart, beset by internet dating disasters, a detective who isn’t afraid to cry and be outraged by bureaucracy. In Missing, Presumed Manon is solving the case of a privileged Cambridge post-grad, Edith Hind who’s, you guessed it, gone missing. From the heart-thumping distress of the mother, Miriam Hind, to the reality of what a hunt is really like, this a novel packed with perspectives that compel the reader to delve into a family and into a search that will make them question everything.
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