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Persons Unknown

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Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner
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Mar 06, 2018 | ISBN 9780812987751

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“A police procedural as concerned with the mysteries of human hearts as with who stabbed a banker to death at a park in Cambridgeshire. [Full of] winning prose, sympathetic characters and an appreciation of life’s joys as keen as a knowledge of its dangers.”The Wall Street Journal

“[Susie] Steiner populates this hot-button narrative with achingly human characters, but no one compares to the hormonal, mordantly funny mom-cop who will stop at nothing to save her son.”People (Book of the Week)

“Susie Steiner blends the police procedural and the human drama perfectly.”The Charlotte Observer

“In [her] stellar sequel to 2016’s Missing, Presumed . . . Steiner grapples with serious social justice issues in a darkly humorous crime novel not to be missed.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A second adventure that strikes all the right notes—layered mystery, incisive cultural context, and a delightful protagonist who deserves a place alongside other beloved literary detectives.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

“[Steiner] 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.”Booklist (starred review)

“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. Perfect for admirers of Kate Atkinson’s books.”Library Journal (starred review)

“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

Missing, Presumed was one of the best crime novels I’ve read in years—Persons Unknown is even better. Susie Steiner writes so brilliantly, creating characters who take possession of your mind and your heart. This is a compelling, gripping novel, a superb continuation of a series that is taking crime fiction into new and exciting territory.”—Jane Casey, author of Let the Dead Speak

“The best new crime series in years”—Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

“Superb storytelling—a joy to read. I am hooked on Manon Bradshaw.”—Renée Knight, author of Disclaimer

“Stylish, literary fiction at its very best.”—Peter James, author of the international bestselling Roy Grace crime series

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