Persons Unknown - Manon Bradshaw 2 (Hardback)Susie Steiner (author)
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Down. Dizzy. Pitching left. He is draining away like dirty water, round and round. Stumbling not walking, the ground threatening to come up and meet him. And yet he presses on. Something’s not right.
Manon Bradshaw is back.
As dusk falls a young man staggers through a park, far from home, bleeding from a stab wound. He dies where he falls; cradled by a stranger, a woman's name on his lips in his last seconds of life.
DI Manon Bradshaw can't help taking an interest - these days she only handles cold cases, but the man died just yards from the police station where she works. She's horrified to discover that both victim and prime suspect are more closely linked to her than she could have imagined.
As the Cambridgeshire police force closes ranks against her, she is forced to contemplate the unthinkable. How well does she know her loved ones, and are they capable of murder?
Described by The Essex Serpent author Sarah Perry as “the best new crime series in years”, Persons Unknown follows up on the first novel in the Bradshaw series, Steiner’s successful debut Missing Presumed.
'...highly entertaining and full of well-rounded, memorable characters.' - The Express
'...an impressive read.' - The Times
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 227 x 159 x 34 mm
Praise for PERSONS UNKNOWN:
'[Steiner] solidified the promise of last year's debut, Missing, Presumed, with another hyper-realistic police procedural' Guardian: Books of the Year 2017
'Steiner has a quirky, evocative prose style that is often very funny and her novels are highly entertaining and full of memorable, well-rounded characters' Sunday Express
'Bradshaw is an engaging heroine, full of self-doubt and contradiction, but whose caustic wit gleams through the grim murder inquiry' Daily Mail
'Winning prose, sympathetic characters and an appreciation of life's joys as keen as a knowledge of its dangers' Wall Street Journal
'An ingeniously and extravagantly plotted, multi-voiced thrillride ... wise and witty ... beautifully written' Irish Times
'I loved it ... Persons Unknown is like walking on quicksand, for reader and detective alike' VAL MCDERMID
'A smart and funny rumination on motherhood' The New York Times
'Strikingly modern...It is refreshing to see a detective grappling with real life dilemmas but they never get in the way of the plot, which is clever and original. A series to watch from a confident writer who draws even minor characters with care and sympathy' Sunday Times
'Susie Steiner goes from strength to strength: Persons Unknown is by turns tense and tender, gripping and moving, and always beautifully written. I didn't read this book so much as live it: DI Manon Bradshaw is so convincingly human that I often wonder what she's up to now' ERIN KELLY, author of He Said, She Said
'The best new crime series in years' SARAH PERRY
'Superb storytelling - a joy to read. I am hooked on Manon Bradshaw' RENEE KNIGHT, author of Disclaimer
'Stylish, literary fiction at its very best' PETER JAMES
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