A MISSING GIRL Edith Hind is gone, leaving just her coat, a smear of blood and a half-open door.
A DESPERATE FAMILY Each of her friends and relatives has a version of the truth. But none quite adds up.
A DETECTIVE AT BREAKING POINT The press grows hungrier by the day. Can DS Manon Bradshaw fend them off, before a missing persons case becomes a murder investigation?
Something in the description of this book made me think that this wouldn't be a normal run of the mill crime read - and I was right.
The basic plot of the book is that Edith is missing - cue the usual police procedure, press conference etc. However the book goes further with a look behind not only DS Manon Bradshaw and her love life, but also her colleagues and the friends and family of the missing girl.
This book really hooked me in - not only in the whodunnit sense but also what would become of DS Manon - is she going to find love or go a step too far in her investigations preventing her from ever finding the happy ever after that she longs for. The writing is so insightful - little things which we take for granted and do or see others do are replicated, making the writing feel very real and ordinary - in a good way. My favourite character was Manon - she had some great lines and I could see this easily translating into TV.
Seemingly unrelated events make this a real twisty read - I could not wait to get to the end, it was so intriguing. I was just left with my mouth gaping when the revelations came.
I loved the "1 year later" at the end of the book. It really rounded off the story but also gives a chance for us to I assume revisit Manon in another book.
I'm giving this book 4 out of 5 stars with thanks to Netgalley for a copy of the book for review.