A gripping tale about Edith, a missing Cambridge post graduate student and the detective, Manon Bradshaw conducting the search to find her. Edith is discovered missing by her boyfriend and the police pull out all the stops to try and locate her. But there are few leads and when another body is discovered nearby, the police wonder whether it could be tied to Edith's disappearance. If not, it may just be more case work for Manon and her team.
I found this book hard to put down, it's such a page turner. All of the characters were well portrayed, giving the reader insight into their work and private lives. As a result, there was a very good connection to each person in the story. Manon the main female character, has the right amount of drive as a police officer as well as complex personal life which lets readers connect with her. I especially like the development of all the characters throughout the story. I didn't feel that they were flat or uninteresting in anyway.
The structure of the story works well as chapters alternate between characters letting the reader see all sides of the story, the police procedural on one hand and the family drama on the other. Best of all, it was full of suspense as well as being unpredictable.
Thanks to Random House for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.