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This is one of those books I couldn't put down, but didn't want it to end. I did read on Amazon that this author's next book is about this same character, which makes me feel a lot better - I don't want to say goodbye to her!
I can't say enough good things about this book. The characters are real, and at times very funny. I laughed out loud a lot! They're also full of issues, longing, vulnerability, and they tend to kick themselves around a bit, especially the main character.
The narration was superb. There are men's voices, women's voices, and children's voices, and everyone has a lovely British accent. With this book, the narration enhanced the story - which is often not the case with audiobooks. I haven't enjoyed narration so much since I finished "The Help" and "Angela's Ashes."
This book is on a par with those written by Tana French and Robert Galbraith. I wait eagerly for their next books, and this author has been added to that list.
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What made the experience of listening to Missing, Presumed the most enjoyable?
I loved this audiobook. The main characters make a great team. Each has his or her own story to tell. The mystery itself was multilayered and kept me interested to the end.
What did you like best about this story?
The characters are vivid, fallible, human. I loved that these finely-drawn figures were so true-to-life.
Which character – as performed by Juanita McMahon – was your favorite?
My favorite character is Manon Bradshaw, the spunky detective who leads the charge on the case of the missing Edith Hind. She is smart when it comes to police work, but touchingly less savvy in her love life, where she longs to find Mr. Right and leaps into the world of online dating to locate that one person who she can be herself with. Ultimately, does being herself lead to disaster or are the suitors lacking the special main ingredient?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
The book made me laugh out loud many times, especially at the escapades of Manon and her team.
Any additional comments?
The mystery of the missing girl, with ties to royalty and a seemingly loyal family, loving boyfriend and doting best friend, is brought together by the author's fleshing out the mystery using multiple points of view and different character's stories. The dark humor running through the story is a delight. I liked this book so much that I bought it for my best friend, because she reminds me so much of Manon. Great, seamless and enjoyable narration. I highly recommend "Missing, Presumed."
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