Gripping And Guessing To The End
Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner is a contemporary murder mystery that will have you asking questions from the start. The book is divided into days with chapters within each day written from various viewpoints.
Missing, Presumed was a very different genre from my usual read but I enjoyed it. It certainly threw up many questions which I failed to solve but fortunately all the action and questions were completely wrapped up by the book’s close.
There was the theme of loneliness and being trapped. Many were living lonely lives trapped by isolation, work or relationships. The monotony of daily life often served to heighten feelings of loneliness.
Linked in to the loneliness theme was the theme of searching to belong. A feeling of being needed, wanted or loved. This is what we all long for.
Another theme was the sense of identity. Characters were searching and exploring who they were.
Susie Steiner had clearly researched police investigations. Her writing was comprehensive and detailed.
The characters were all uniquely drawn with differing traits and complex needs. They were wonderful to read as the world is cosmopolitan, so were the characters. And they were all well rounded and believable.
I found Missing, Presumed a gripping novel. I wanted to find out what had happened and the motivation behind the action. I think it would make a fabulous film. It was very different from my usual read but entertaining and enjoyable.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.