Tuesday, July 11, 2017

What is Susie Steiner reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Susie Steiner, author of Persons Unknown.

Her entry begins:
The Dry, by Jane Harper

I loved this whodunnit which is so accomplished, I couldn't believe it was a debut. The setting is outback Australia, a small town under massive pressure from drought which is killing livestock. The murder of the Hadler family is at the centre of this novel and everyone is under suspicion. The pace is whiplike and the writing is...[read on]
About Persons Unknown, from the publisher:
In this brilliant crime novel from the author of Missing, Presumed, a detective investigates her most personal case yet: a high-profile murder in which her own family falls under suspicion.

As dusk falls, a young man staggers through a park, far from home, bleeding from a stab wound. He dies where he falls, cradled by a stranger, a woman’s name on his lips in his last seconds of life.

Detective Manon Bradshaw handles only cold cases. Five months pregnant, in pursuit of a work-life balance rather than romantic love, she’s focused on being a good mother to her two children: her adopted twelve-year-old son, Fly Dent, and the new baby.

But the man died just yards from the police station where she works, so Manon can’t help taking an interest. And as she sidles in on the briefing she learns that the victim, a banker from London worth millions, is more closely linked to her than she could have imagined. When the case begins to circle in on Manon’s home and her family, she finds herself pitted against the 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 investigate the evidence just as she would with any other case? Persons Unknown shows acclaimed author Susie Steiner writing her most intricate, suspenseful novel yet.
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--Marshal Zeringue