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An immigrant’s mysterious death sets off a chilling hunt for the truth in this gripping crime novel from the author of Missing, Presumed

“Brilliantly gripping.” (Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List

“A police procedural with real imagination and heart, and a marvelous lightness of style and wit.” (Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials trilogy) 

Named One of the Best Books of the Year by the Guardian

Newly married and navigating life with a preschooler as well as her adopted adolescent son, Manon Bradshaw is happy to be working part-time in the cold-cases department of the Cambridgeshire police force, a job that allows her to potter in, coffee in hand, and log on for a spot of internet shopping - precisely what she had in mind when she thought of work-life balance. But beneath the surface Manon is struggling with the day-to-day realities of what she’d assumed would be domestic bliss: fights about whose turn it is to clean the kitchen, the bewildering fatigue of having a young child while in her 40s, and the fact that she is going to couples counseling alone because her husband feels it would just be her complaining.

But when Manon is on a walk with her four-year-old son in a peaceful suburban neighborhood and discovers the body of a Lithuanian immigrant hanging from a tree with a mysterious note attached, she knows her life is about to change. Suddenly, she is back on the job full-force, trying to solve the suicide - or is it a murder - in what may be the most dangerous and demanding case of her life.

©2020 Susie Steiner (P)2020 Random House Audio

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I'm returning this - sadly! I really enjoyed her first 2 but only made it to chapter 4 with this one. One of my huge pet peeves is when authors of fiction use their books to push their political agendas. This book has the main character spouting off about how awful conservatives are - making a reference to "make X great again" (made with disdain) and went on for several minutes which had absolutely ZERO to do with the storyline. It makes me wonder if these authors do not realize that a large percentage of their readers may hold a different world view. Do they honestly believe someone is going to read the political beliefs of a FICTIONAL character and be influenced by them? Quite the contrary is true! Sometimes I just plow on through these types of things but was not in the mood to deal with it right now.

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Love Susie Steiner!

Manon ♡ One of my favorite characters. If you are going through mid life - this book is especially spot on. Can't wait for the next one.

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I’ve liked them all

All of the books in this series are great. The narrator is excellent. The characters are so incredibly real and well developed. The writing is really good, there are no gimmicks or forced attempts at creating suspense, just a well written story that is easy to get sucked into. I look forward to hearing the next book.

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Another fantastic book by Susie Steiner

Loved this book; the witty dialogue and at time beautiful prose. A heartbreaking and revealing look at the immigrant experience. Desperate people trying to make their lives better and end up destroyed by greed and hate. Oh how I love Manon! I could listen to her talk all day. Fantastic narration by Juanita McMahon as always. I’m sad it’s over and fervently hope there is another book in the works. Please Susie.

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Boring

predictable, boring, cliche!
Manon's personal.live made me yawn, so boring. Story line was predictable and to simple, waste of time.

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Loved listening to this

This was my favorite Manon Bradshaw book. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much if I read it vs listened to Juanita’s performance of it. I can’t wait for the next one. Manon is flawed but she’d still be one of my BFFs. I totally get her!

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Manon struggles

This book is different. She's struggling with middle age, managing all of the responsibilities once she once again is working a recent murder. There is quite a bit of the many social consequences of immigration to the immigrant and to the locals which I appreciated. It's not as exciting as the first 2, but a solid, well written book.

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oooh I wish there were more books!

I just discovered this writer and I'll have read these three books with the most hilarious and poignant character man on. I absolutely encourage anyone to give her a try

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Susie Steiner is pithy, witty, literary, charming, and captivating writing keeps drawing me in

The plot of this one was less interesting to me than the previous two; however, I can’t stop reading Ms. Steiner’s prose.
I love the multitude of sub plots, the incredibly honest exclamations of Manon Bradshaw, And the creative use of language.
The Lithuanian story was a little less interesting to me, but I’m still glad I read the book.
Frankly, I probably read anything Susie Steiner wrote, even her annotated grocery list.

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A book for our times... but fun crime story...

A real women in a real world dealing with real problems and real life... love Manon!!