Persons unknown : a novel / Susie Steiner.

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      First U.S. edition.
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      Summary: "Detective Manon Bradshaw is five months pregnant and has officially given up on finding romantic love. Instead, she is in hot-pursuit of the work-life balance and parked in a cold case corridor--the price she's had to pay for a transfer back to Cambridgeshire. This is fine, she tells herself. She can devote herself to bringing up her motley collection of children--the new baby, and her adopted 12-year-old son Fly Dent. He needed a fresh start--he was being forever stopped and searched in London by officers who couldn't see past the color of his skin. Manon feared Fly, increasingly sullen and adolescent, was getting in with the wrong crowd at school, or possibly that he was the wrong crowd. Yes, children, home-cooked food, home by five. This is what I need, she tells herself. Yet when a well-to-do victim is found stabbed close to police HQ, she can't help but sidle in on the briefing. It emerges he is a banker from London, worth millions, called Jon-Oliver Ross. More dramatically, Ross was Manon's sister Ellie's ex, and the father of her toddler son, Solomon. The investigation swirls with greater and greater urgency, and as it begins to circle in on Manon's home and her family, she finds herself pitted against the former colleagues she once held dear--Davy Walker and Harriet Harper. Can Manon separate what she knows about the people she loves, from the suspicion hanging over them? Can she interrogate the evidence, just as she would with any other case? And when Manon instructs defense lawyer Mark Talbot to work alongside her, can she refrain from throwing herself at him in a manner unbecoming to a woman at an advanced stage of pregnancy? Manon must fight to find the truth with every fiber of her being, and this might just finish her"-- Provided by publisher.
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      STEINER, S. Persons unknown : a novel. First U.S. edition. [s. l.]: Random House, 2017. ISBN 9780812998344. Disponível em: Acesso em: 3 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Steiner S. Persons Unknown : A Novel. First U.S. edition. Random House; 2017. Accessed April 3, 2020.
    • APA:
      Steiner, S. (2017). Persons unknown : a novel (First U.S. edition.). Random House.
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      Steiner, Susie. 2017. Persons Unknown : A Novel. First U.S. edition. Random House.
    • Harvard:
      Steiner, S. (2017) Persons unknown : a novel. First U.S. edition. Random House. Available at: (Accessed: 3 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Steiner, S 2017, Persons unknown : a novel, First U.S. edition., Random House, viewed 3 April 2020, .
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      Steiner, Susie. Persons Unknown : A Novel. First U.S. edition., Random House, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Steiner, Susie. Persons Unknown : A Novel. First U.S. edition. Random House, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Steiner S. Persons unknown : a novel [Internet]. First U.S. edition. Random House; 2017 [cited 2020 Apr 3]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 May #1

*Starred Review* When we first met 39-year-old Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw (Missing, Presumed, 2016), she was something of a legend in the Cambridgeshire Major Incident Division, a woman determined to live life on her own terms. A few years have gone by, during which she attempted relocating to London for the sake of her adopted son, Fly, an adolescent "crippled by loss" yet extremely sensitive and self-directed. But he was constantly being stopped by police immediately suspicious of a black kid in a hoodie, and Manon began to worry that he was falling in with the wrong crowd. They have moved back to Cambridgeshire, where she finds herself relegated to the cold-cases unit, five months pregnant but still single and hoping the lighter workload will provide more time to spend with Fly and prepare for her special delivery. Instead, Manon finds herself on the brink of exhaustion, investigating on her own when a wealthy businessman is found stabbed and Fly becomes the prime suspect. Steiner's journalism experience serves her well here, and she has created a masterful mystery within an engaging narrative perfect for Kate Atkinson fans. Readers will be astonished by the unexpected turns at the conclusion, which will leave fans eagerly awaiting the next book. This series needs to be snapped up by the BBC or PBS. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 February #1

Det. Manon Bradshaw is working 9-to-5 cold cases when the London banker found murdered near police headquarters proves to be sister Ellie's former flame and the father of her toddler son. Following Missing, Presumed, a big debut last year.

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LJ Reviews 2017 July #1

Det. Manon Bradshaw, single and five months pregnant, has transferred back to Cambridgeshire to work cold cases. She sets up house with her 12-year-old adopted son, Fly; her sister, Ellie; and Ellie's toddler, Solly. The move from London, and Manon's attempt to balance work and life hasn't been successful and the combined household is stressed and unhappy. The murder of a wealthy businessman turns out to be connected to Manon's family; when Fly becomes the main suspect, Manon is pitted against her colleagues. It's quite a full plate she has to balance: the unexpected possibility of a new love, the effects of family secrets and ineffective communication, as well as her visceral anger and fear about Fly's arrest. With its multiple viewpoints, this follow-up to the acclaimed Missing Presumed is another engrossing stunner, incorporating social justice issues into the narrative along with superb plotting, dark humor, and excellent characterizations. VERDICT Perfect for admirers of Kate Atkinson's books. [See Prepub Alert, 1/4/17.]—ACT

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2017 May #2

Det. Insp. Manon Bradshaw is back in Steiner's stellar sequel to 2016's Missing, Presumed. Although she's officially assigned to missing persons cases, Manon couldn't be more interested in the inquiry into the stabbing murder of London wealth manager Jon-Oliver Ross, given the case's personal ties to her family. After her brief stint in London, during which she adopted her 12-year-old son, Fly Dent, Manon decided to return home to Cambridgeshire, much to Fly's dismay; he hates being the only black boy in a predominantly white village. Racial profiling is everywhere; Fly soon becomes the prime—and only—suspect in the murder of Ross, who came to Cambridgeshire to visit his ex-girlfriend and son—Manon's sister, Ellie, and nearly three-year-old nephew, Solomon. Manon's old team, including her former underling, the recently promoted Det. Sgt. Davy Walker, seem quick to jump to conclusions and align the evidence so that it points to Fly as the culprit. Steiner grapples with serious social justice issues in a darkly humorous crime novel not to be missed. Agent: Eleanor Jackson, Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. (July)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.