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Persons Unknown

(2017)
(The second book in the DS Manon Bradshaw series)
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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.

“[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)

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.

Praise for Persons Unknown

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

“[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)

“[An] engrossing stunner, incorporating social justice issues into the narrative, along with superb plotting, dark humor, and excellent characterizations.”Library Journal (starred review)

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Persons Unknown
Author(s): Susie Steiner
ISBN: 1-4448-3612-9 / 978-1-4448-3612-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Novel (Manon Bradshaw)
Author(s): Susie Steiner
ISBN: 0-8129-9834-0 / 978-0-8129-9834-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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June 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Persons Unknown (Manon Bradshaw, Book 2)
Author(s): Susie Steiner
ISBN: 0-00-812333-0 / 978-0-00-812333-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Novel
Author(s): Susie Steiner
ISBN: 1-4434-5363-3 / 978-1-4434-5363-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2018 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Novel
Author(s): Susie Steiner
ISBN: 1-4434-5494-X / 978-1-4434-5494-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2018: Book 2 (Manon Bradshaw)
Author(s): Susie Steiner
ISBN: 0-00-812337-3 / 978-0-00-812337-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Novel (Manon Bradshaw)
Author(s): Susie Steiner
ISBN: 0-8129-8775-6 / 978-0-8129-8775-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Persons Unknown (A Manon Bradshaw Thriller): DS Manon 02
Author(s): Susie Steiner
ISBN: 0-00-812334-9 / 978-0-00-812334-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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June 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Novel
Author(s): Susie Steiner
ISBN: 1-4434-5362-5 / 978-1-4434-5362-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Novel
Author(s): Susie Steiner
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Manon Bradshaw Thriller
Author(s): Susie Steiner
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Manon Bradshaw Thriller
Author(s): Susie Steiner
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Manon Bradshaw Thriller
Author(s): Susie Steiner
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Novel (Manon Bradshaw Book 2)
Author(s): Susie Steiner
Publisher: Random House
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June 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2018 (Manon Bradshaw, Book 2)
Author(s): Susie Steiner
Publisher: The Borough Press
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June 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Persons Unknown: A Novel
Author(s): Susie Steiner
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA