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Missing, Presumed
Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner
It hits the sweet spot between literary and crime fiction Gripping ERIN KELLY For those who love their crime fiction rich in psychology, beautifully written and laced with dark humour. Dive in LUCIE WHITEHOUSE DS Manon Bradshaw is a messed-up, big-hearted detective in the best tradition HARRIET LANE
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gradcat
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#AyupAugust

(Day 15 - #Missing)

*This Cambridge-based novel is a better-than-average police procedural. At 39, DS Manon Bradshaw fears she‘s fast approaching her sell-by date. All she wants is a personal life, maybe a family. What she gets is a parade of disappointing Internet dates and sleepless nights. But this case offers interesting possibilities, both professionally and personally. Steiner has published a sequel; a third book is on the way.

squirrelbrain Sounds great - stacked! ❤️ 5mo
Crazeedi Have you read the sequel? I liked both of them! 5mo
Crazeedi And a 3rd one? I'll have to watch for it 5mo
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NeedsMoreBooks There‘s a 3rd one? Have read and liked this one and the sequel (edited) 5mo
gradcat @Crazeedi I have read the sequel, and I really liked them both as well...I wish she‘d hurry up and publish the third one already! She said she was working on it a while back. By the way, thank you very much for the note...you really are such a wonderful (+ thoughtful) person. ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
gradcat @NeedsMoreBooks Yes! She speaks of it on her Amazon page...so glad to meet another Manon Bradshaw reader!! 5mo
gradcat @squirrelbrain I really hope you like it, if you get around to it...MC is rather different from most of the policewomen I normally read about. 5mo
NeedsMoreBooks Will look it up, thank you 😊 5mo
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Reagan
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Mehso-so

Hmmm, I did not love this book. It was not suspenseful, I immediately had suspicions about several characters that were proven to be true. I mean, I finished the book, but I will not be looking for the sequels. I found Manon to be really difficult to root for, and just didn‘t really care by the time I got the (predictable) ending. This is halfway between pan and so-so. Watching Us and knitting mittens with my best buddy Dieter.

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LeslieO
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Got a lot of steps in this week, but I have to carry my phone everywhere to count them since my Fitbit died. Walked at the marina to see the Tall Ships. Behind on my reading goal, though. Gonna have to up my book total next week at the beach. #BFC #BFCR2

Mitch Beach reading is the best! Enjoy 😉 7mo
BookwormAHN Have fun 🍀 7mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 But sorry your Fitbit died. Have a fantastic beach vacation! 7mo
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EmilieGR
Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner
Mehso-so

Not memorable

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wallacereads
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One of my better showings for the #24b4Monday. I finished 5 books and made it halfway through a 6th.

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wallacereads
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Book 2 for #24b4Monday.

Crazeedi Good book 10mo
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valeriegeary
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I was so disappointed in my original choice for #femaledetective that I decided to try again with this one. A UK police procedural with not 1 but 2!! female detectives who are heading up a high profile missing person's case. I'm a hooked and happy reader. #booked2019 @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I didn‘t love this one but I‘m thrilled that it‘s capturing your attention 😀 12mo
valeriegeary @Cinfhen the funny thing is... This is my 2nd attempt at reading this one. I picked it up a while back from the library but really couldn't get into it. Then someone mentioned it to me again recently and I thought I'd give it another go and for whatever reason it's working for me this time. Go figure. 😄🤷 12mo
Cinfhen I love when that happens!! It actually took me 3 tries before I settled into Commonwealth, which ended up being a five star read!! Sometimes, it really is all about right time, right book! 12mo
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GirlWellRead
Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner
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This was my first Susie Steiner read and I loved it! I could totally see this as a BBC show, a dark copper drama like Luther or Broadchurch. In fact, Davey reminded me of Justin Ripley from Luther.

Can't wait for book two!

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MishAnn
Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner

I have a feeling I am going to hate this book. A) it‘s slow. B) every chapter is someone else‘s point of view and I despise that.

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MishAnn
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Well, I went to Barnes and Noble to buy more Megan Miranda YA novels but they were completely sold out and told me one wasn‘t even available ever again. So I purchased: Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner, The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, and Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. Then I came home and ordered Vengeance and Hysteria both by Megan Miranda. Hysteria is supposedly the one no longer available. I have a book problem? #readallthebooks

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jhod
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Suzze A constant problem. 1y
JHSiess This is why I'm only getting electronic versions! 1y
Crazeedi The tagged book was good! 1y
Velvetfur It looks like you've been playing Tetris with the books to fit them on the shelf! Which is meant as a compliment 😀 1y
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NeedsMoreBooks
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Recommended by a friend, this was a slow read. However, Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw is a flawed believable character. Had guessed the ending but it was still a good read simply because of Bradshaw and her relationships with the other police officers in Cambridgeshire police team, as well as the person missing, Edith Hind. Also the ambience of the novel and the place adds in to the gloom of the text.

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rather_be_reading
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And her inner world shudders as if a host of celestial doves were fluttering up inside her rib cage.

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clconn17
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Mehso-so

This was ok. I really did not like the main character which didn‘t help how I felt about the book. I also thought the big reveal was kind of dumb. Might try the next one in the series at some point.

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pgh.femme
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Do you like well-written British police procedurals with troubled female MCs? If so, you will probably like this series kick-off because I do and I did.

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pgh.femme
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My partner locked our keys in the car while we went to an estate sale. I‘m trying to think of it as an opportunity to read.

AJones I hope you didn‘t have to wait long before someone unlocked your vehicle. Look on the bright side, you had your Kindle. 😊 2y
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Literary_Siren
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There were quite a few twists in this book that caught me off guard. A few heart wrenching things happen, a couple of unnecessary deaths. And an extremely happy event! I‘m looking forward to the next book in this series! I give it 4.5⭐️

MyNamesParadise I loved this book! There‘s a sequel called Persons Unknown. 2y
Literary_Siren @MyNamesParadise have you read the second book yet? 2y
kstadt929 I have had this on my TBR shelf for ages! I think I may need to find a time to read it :) 2y
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Literary_Siren @kstadt929 definitely! 2y
MyNamesParadise @Literary_Siren nope, but I own it! 🙈 the author is having a third book out I think later this year or early next year but I think it‘s a stand-alone. 2y
Literary_Siren @MyNamesParadise 😂😂😂 sounds like me! Most of the books I own, I‘d say about 85%, are on my TBR mountain! 2y
MyNamesParadise @Literary_Siren yup!! I‘m running out of floor space 🤭 I have soooo many. I like to think I‘ll get most of them read...at some point! 2y
Literary_Siren @MyNamesParadise same here! But I‘d have to stop buying books first and I don‘t think I can do that. 2y
MyNamesParadise @Literary_Siren me neither! And I have library books piled around too... 🙂 so that puts off reading the ones I own ☺️ 2y
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Literary_Siren
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The reviews don‘t give me much hope for this book. But it‘s in the lineup, so here we go.

Lovesbooks87 I really enjoyed this book and the book that comes after it! 2y
Literary_Siren @Lovesbooks87 I didn‘t know it was a series. Thanks! 😊 2y
Crazeedi I really liked this book, and the second one too!! 2y
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Literary_Siren @Crazeedi I‘m 143 pages in and I‘m enjoying it so far! 2y
ptkpepe98 I enjoyed it, too. 2y
ErinGoBragh1011 Did you read Tom Hanks? I have heard mixed things about it but I really want it to be good 2y
Literary_Siren @ErinGoBragh1011 I haven‘t gotten that far into my #BoTMChallenge yet. I‘ve heard mixed reviews about a few of the books I‘ll be reading within the next month or so. It‘s a little disheartening, but I will persevere! 2y
MyNamesParadise I did not agree with the general reviews for this or Second Life by S.J. Watson. I loved both! 2y
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VanessaCW
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The plot is quite a slow burner, it draws you in gradually and then the pace picks up.It‘s very much character driven and delves into human relationships and psyche. I enjoy a mystery which has a human interest rather than one that contains gory murder scenes so this one fits the bill for me. I prefer a conundrum and this one was certainly puzzling! There are a few red herrings and the conclusion is a surprising one, albeit a little far fetched.

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MelissaS
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Meh. I was on such a good reading streak at the beginning of the year and now I‘m stalled. Heading back to #MountTBRchallenge in hopes of a redeeming choice!

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MelissaS
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Blah! I‘m stuck on this book and it‘s become a chore to finish it. I keep peeking at my Kindle progress bar and it‘s not moving very fast 😕. Why does this character have pinkeye and why does she keep having gratuitous sex? And WHEN are they going to make progress on the missing persons case that the entire story is about?!?!?! #frustratedreader

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OrangeMooseReads
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Mehso-so

The writing and narration were good. The story was 👎🏽 full review OrangeMooseReads.wordpress.com

RaimeyGallant That ending... 2y
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dizie_lizie
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😂

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OrangeMooseReads
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Started this one earlier today. I‘m liking it so far.

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lmcrandolph
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I loved this book. I‘ve read so so many mysteries and thrillers over the years that I rarely find a real page turner anymore. This one and her sequel — Persons Unknown — kept m immersed.

RaimeyGallant Loved this one too. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it.
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lmcrandolph Thanks for the info and welcome! I‘m going to have to look up how to do a screen shot to do my profile. Reading tips, I also don‘t know how to do a ‘long hold.‘ Based on my love of the 2 Steiner mysteries, do you have any suggestions for me? 2y
Bklover Welcome to Litsy! 2y
RaimeyGallant First tip: You have to tag the person so they see your question. :) For the long hold, press on the comment and hold it for a second or two. :) In terms of recs, I loved 2y
Kaye Thank you for the Follow. ♥️ 2y
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aplunk
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Serious case of the Mondays today, it was so hard to get up and go to work! Anybody else?

Loving “Missing, Presumed” so far!

ReadingSusan Yes. So hard. 2y
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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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Doing some snowy day reading before heading over to my parents‘ for the Super Bowl! #currentlyreading 📖❄️🏈

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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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Finally #currentlyreading this one! The flowers were a gift from my students for Teacher Appreciation Day 👩🏻‍🏫😊

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BookBabe
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#BookNDinner! Something different for this warmer and still night: egg drop soup, General Tso‘s chicken, beef lo mein, pork-fried rice, and Stewart's Old-Fashioned Root Beer. Yum! 😋 This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats!

[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh I‘m so jealous of yours & @MrBook ‘s Asian food. We had Asian food but no soup! Is that egg drop? Yummy!!! 2y
ApoptyGina69 I just read this earlier in the month. There is/will be the next one in the series I plan to read also. 2y
BookBabe @ForeverNerdy Yes, egg drop! 😋🥚 2y
BookBabe @ApoptyGina69 nice! 😊 2y
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BookBabe
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this frigid and gusty night was: tender, juicy filet mignon wrapped in bacon, topped with caramelized onion, and dressed in a creamy brown mushroom sauce chock full of mushrooms; cheesy scalloped potatoes; sautéed spinach and garlic; and sparkling mineral water. Preceded by a shrimp cocktail. Yummmm! ? This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats!

SandyW I haven't eaten meat/dairy in over 10 years, but that looks delish! 2y
Bookzombie 🤤 2y
Kimberlone Gourmet! 2y
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Julsmarshall
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I really liked it! Kept me reading, loved the police procedural set in the UK and how human the characters were. Will definitely read the sequel and more from Ms. Steiner. #MountTBRchallenge @DivaDiane

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Callemarie
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My book of the month haul.... minus 20 books. HOLY SHIT I just realized how many botm books I have

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Julsmarshall
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DGRachel OMG, that face! 😍❤️🐶❤️😍 2y
Puredragonstar So cute! 💜🐶 2y
Karkar Oh that face 🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾 2y
Mdargusch Adorable! 2y
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Cinfhen
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#BOTMbookSwap Here's a bunch I own and I'm happy to swap... I have a few others not pictured because they are currently on loan to friends but I can get them back...Behold The Dreamers, The Leavers, Since We Fell, Evelyn Hugo, Lillian Boxfish, The Trespasser & there might be more #losttrack Im not sure if anyone is willing to send international...let me know....I'm also happy to swap for non BOTM books too!!!

TrishB I would be interested in The Blinds 😁 I have some duplicate Maggie O‘Farrell if you‘d be interested! Not BoTM tho. 2y
Cinfhen Would love too! I‘m also hoping to have Sing back for you this weekend @TrishB 💕💕I own 2y
TrishB I shall add to the #travellingbook package ❤️ no rush for yours! 2y
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Cinfhen Woohoo🙌🏻 you‘re the BEST😘😘😘 2y
Mdargusch That‘s a great idea! 2y
Cinfhen I saw this posted on @LitsyHappenings and it seemed like a great idea @Mdargusch but I don‘t get credit for it😄 2y
Mdargusch Haha! Well it‘s still a great idea. 😂 2y
minkyb This is a fabulous idea. I have to check my shelves. I tend to give books away as soon as I read them. 2y
Morr_Books I love this idea. I now just have to read the ones I got. 😋 2y
Reviewsbylola Good idea! 2y
emilyhaldi Very smart!!! If I wasn‘t so attached to all my damn books (and if they weren‘t packed up in storage 😑) i might jump on this! 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Ooohhh... great idea! Must read some more of the books I‘ve got but great idea!! 😊😊😊 2y
2BR02B I'm interested in Every Man a Menace! And also curious about how you managed to get them? I thought BOTM only shipped stateside. 2y
Cinfhen I use my daughter's NY address and then I have friends & family bring me the books or mail them @2BR02B are u ok with shipping a book to Florida? I will be there in March...I need to check out your titles!!! 2y
2BR02B @Cinfhen sure, shipping to Florida would be fine. Can you email the address to 2br02book@gmail. com? 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes Any interest in Chemistry? 2y
Cinfhen Sure @Natasha.C.Barnes I also found American Fire & 2y
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NatalieR
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I read this series backwards and think I would have enjoyed the second book better if I had read them in order. I enjoyed this one a lot. Surprise ending for me. The author does a nice job tying up the loose ends. #Audible

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NatalieR
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I read this series backwards and think I would have enjoyed the second book better if I had read them in order. I enjoyed this one a lot. Surprise ending for me. The author does a nice job tying up the loose ends. #Audible

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ptkpepe98
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This literally made me LOL. So true...

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DHill
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Finally have a moment on my day off to sit down and read.

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Skeeterisme
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Interesting police procedural.

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jbhops
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I'm just going to leave this picture here and slowly walk away. Mixed in with the Oprah and Good Housekeeping magazines is my current bathroom book at work. 😂

Ms_T I enjoyed this book. The main story got a bit lost but the secondary themes were interesting and made up for it! 2y
jbhops @Ms_T yes! It's a little discombobulated but I am enjoying the character development of the detectives. 2y
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wrenaymuhree
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Meh. This one sat in my TBR stack for a long time--the title was EVERYWHERE I turned! Alas, the MC was lackluster, the mystery completely pissed me off--and not in a good way, and the conclusion was pretty bland. It wasn't a waste of my time...but I've read better books.

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DHill
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Starting this one now. In the mood for a good mystery. Hope this one satisfies.

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DHill
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Latest buy from my favorite indie bookstore.

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Chanelle
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Just started this...so many ideas on where this is going. 🤓#donttellme #hushnow

Jess7 Welcome! 2y
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AndreaReads
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Mehso-so

Nope. This was between a so-so and a pan for me. I had high hopes but I could NOT get into the story. I didn't know enough about the characters to care about them. I felt like the combination of police procedural jargon combined with strong British accents made it difficult for me to follow. I did rate it three stars because I felt it might be a case of #ItsNotYouItsMe

Onlaughterandliteracy I listened to this and felt the same EXACT way. I didn‘t hate it, but like I just didn‘t care. 2y
AndreaReads @Onlaughterandliteracy Right!?! That's a good way to put it. I didn't hate it, and I'm mildly curious about the other books, but not enough that I'll read them. I just overall didn't care. 2y
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Eggs
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A sleep-deprived detective sergeant fatigued and mystified by a case involving missing persons, murder and suicide ?!?

JoeStalksBeck Sounds like Sherlock! 2y
Eggs Thank you oh clever one ☝️ @JoeStalksBeck 2y
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Eggs
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Pleasantly surprised!
If anyone has read it: (spoiler)
What do you think was the purpose of the Alan prendergast character?? He seemed suspicious but after he breaks it off w Manon, we hear nothing more of him

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Ms_T
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I'm going against the general consensus and giving this a pick. I agree with other reviews though; the mid section strays somewhat from the base storyline (a young lady who has gone missing), focussing on the personal lives of the investigating officers, but I found their stories interesting and the book does eventually get back on track. My one criticism: the cover says '72 hours to find her' yet this bears no relation to the story 🤔 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

[DELETED] 206653737 Aw so cute! 😻 2y
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Ms_T
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A quiet afternoon at work means I can indulge in a couple of covert chapters 😉

minkyb Isn't that the best!!! 2y
Ms_T @minkyb God, yes! 2y
Cathythoughts Covert chapters! I like the sound of that 👍 2y
Ms_T @Cathythoughts 😃👍🏻 2y
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