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At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to help herself fall asleep—and receives an alert that sends her to a puzzling crime scene.

Edith Hind, a beautiful graduate student at Cambridge University and daughter of the surgeon to the royal family, has been missing for nearly twenty-four hours. Her home offers few clues: a smattering of blood in the kitchen, her keys and phone left behind, the front door ajar but showing no signs of forced entry. Manon instantly knows that this case will be big—and that every second is crucial to finding Edith alive.

The investigation starts with Edith’s loved ones: her attentive boyfriend, her reserved best friend, her patrician parents. As the search widens and press coverage reaches a frenzied pitch, secrets begin to emerge about Edith’s tangled love life and her erratic behavior leading up to her disappearance. With no clear leads, Manon summons every last bit of her skill and intuition to close the case, and what she discovers will have shocking consequences not just for Edith’s family but also for Manon herself.

Suspenseful and keenly observed, Missing, Presumed is a brilliantly twisting novel of how we seek connection, grant forgiveness, and reveal the truth about who we are.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nuanced suspense.”


  • “[A] wonderfully written novel…The author gets inside the minds and lives of her book’s socially disparate personalities with the grace of a novelist of manners, even as she pulls tight the strands of one of the most ambitious police procedurals of the year. Detective Bradshaw’s biting wit is a bonus.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “[A] smart, stylish novel…Manon is portrayed with an irresistible blend of sympathy and snark. By the time she hits bottom, professionally and privately, we’re entirely caught up in her story.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Where Steiner excels is in the depth and clarity with which she depicts her characters.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “You might come to Missing, Presumed for the police procedural; you’ll stay for the layered, authentic characters that Steiner brings to life.”


  • “Fast-paced, twisty, and full of realistic characters and scenarios…Detective Bradshaw…is a quirky, likable character, capable of carrying a series.”

    Vancouver Sun

  • “Drenched in character and setting, with pinpoint detail that breathes life and color into every sentence.”

    News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)

  • “A vein of dark humor pulses beneath this compelling whodunit with an appealing, complicated heroine at its center.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Steiner’s crime novel has a…stellar cast that drives the story. Juanita McMahon’s narration mirrors that quality, doing much to enhance the characters…and pull the listener into their lives…McMahon delivers a fictional world rich in sensory stimulation.”


  • A June 2016 LibraryReads Pick
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
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