Tim Weaver - Author

About the Author

Tim Weaver was born in 1977. At eighteen, he left school and started working in magazine journalism, and has since gone on to develop a successful career writing about films, TV, sport, games and technology. He is married with a young daughter, and lives near Bath.

Featured books by Tim Weaver

What Remains

What Remains

Author: Tim Weaver Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2015

The bestselling author of the David Raker series, including Fall From Grace and Never Coming Back, is back with a new missing person's sensation investigation. When all has been lost what is there left to find? Colm Healy used to be one of the Met's best detectives. Until, haunted by the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters, his life was left in ruins. His failure to find an elusive killer - or even a motive for such a merciless crime - consumed him, his career and his family. Missing persons investigator David Raker is the only friend Healy has left. The only one who understands that redemption rests on solving these murders. As they reopen the investigation together, Raker learns the hard way how this case breeds obsession - and how an unsolvable puzzle can break even the best detective. Their search will take them down a trail of darkness, unravelling a thread of tragedy spanning years, and will force them to sacrifice everything they have left...No Goodbye. No Trace. Know Weaver. For fans of Broadchurch, The Missing, Michael Connelly and Linwood Barclay. Praise for Tim Weaver: Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex, sometimes horrific, written with flair as well as care. (Guardian). I couldn't put it down. (Sun). Weaver has delivered another cracking crime thriller. (Daily Mail). Tim Weaver is the bestselling author of Chasing the Dead, The Dead Tracks, Vanished, Richard and Judy Book Club selection Never Coming Back, which was also nominated for a National Book Award, and most recently Fall From Grace. All his novels feature missing persons investigator David Raker. A former journalist and magazine editor, he lives near Bath with his wife and daughter.

Other books by Tim Weaver

You Were Gone I buried you. I mourned you. But now you're back . . . The Sunday Times Bestseller

You Were Gone I buried you. I mourned you. But now you're back . . . The Sunday Times Bestseller

Author: Tim Weaver Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

The sinister, chilling new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author. I buried you. I mourned you . . . But now you're back. Three days after Christmas, a woman walks into a police station. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with the name of missing persons investigator David Raker on it. She tells officers that Raker is her husband. SHE SAYS SHE'S MY WIFE. When he turns up at the station, Raker is stunned. The woman looks exactly like his wife. She knows all about their marriage, their history, even private conversations the two of them had. There's just one problem: Raker's wife has been dead for eight years. MY WIFE DIED . . . DIDN'T SHE? The woman tells the police that Raker had a breakdown. A respected doctor backs up her account. Items are missing that prove Raker's side of the story - and, worst of all, he soon becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. SHE'S EITHER A LIAR - OR I AM. Could Raker have imagined their whole marriage? Is he delusional? Is this really the woman he loved and grieved for? Hunted by the police, Raker will have to find out the truth before it costs him everything - his memories, his sanity, his life . . . 'His most serpentine and satisfying yet' Daily Mail 'Tense and twisty, with an emotional punch' Karen Perry, bestselling author of Girl Unknown 'Kept me guessing until the final page' Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife

You Were Gone

You Were Gone

Author: Tim Weaver Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of You Were Gone by Tim Weaver, read by Joe Coen, Rachel Bavidge and Tom Burke. Three days after Christmas, a woman walks into a police station. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with the name of investigator David Raker on it. She tells officers that Raker is her husband. SHE SAYS SHES MY WIFE. When he turns up at the station, Raker is stunned. The woman looks exactly like his wife. She knows all about their marriage, their history, even private conversations the two of them had. Theres just one problem: Rakers wife has been dead for eight years. MY WIFE DIED . . . DIDNT SHE? The woman tells the police that Raker had a breakdown. A respected doctor backs up her account. Items are missing that prove Rakers side of the story - and, worst of all, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a disappearance. SHES EITHER A LIAR - OR I AM. Could Raker have imagined their whole marriage? Is he delusional? Is this really the woman he loved and grieved for? Hunted by the police, Raker will have to find out the truth before it costs him everything - his memories, his sanity, his life . . .

David Raker Collection Books 4-8

David Raker Collection Books 4-8

Author: Tim Weaver Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2018

A collection of the first eight novels of Tim Weaver's Sunday Times bestselling missing persons series, featuring Private Investigator David Raker. Chasing the DeadThe Dead TracksVanishedNever Coming BackFall From GraceWhat RemainsBroken HeartI Am Missing'One of this country's most respected, bestselling crime writers . . . catch him at once' Daily Mail'Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex, written with flair as well as care' Guardian'David Raker is a most complex and engaging investigator, each case leaving its mark on his soul, and ours' Liz Nugent

Dead Tracks

Dead Tracks

Author: Tim Weaver Format: eBook Release Date: 08/02/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Dead Tracks by Tim Weaver, read by Joe Coen, Hannah Arterton with Tim Weaver. A serial killer more terrifying than you could ever imagine . . . Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, shes never been found. Missing persons investigator David Raker knows what its like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost too. So, when hes hired by Megans parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain - but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep. And Megans secrets could cost him his life. Because as Raker investigates her disappearance, he realizes everything is a lie. People close to her are dead. Others are too terrified to talk. And soon the conspiracy of silence leads Raker towards a forest on the edge of the city. A place with a horrifying history - which was once the hunting ground for a brutal, twisted serial killer. A place known as the Dead Tracks . .

Chasing the Dead

Chasing the Dead

Author: Tim Weaver Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Chasing the Dead by Tim Weaver, read by Joe Coen and Lee Ingleby. One year ago, Alex Townes body was found. One month ago, his mother saw him on the street. One week ago, David Raker agreed to look for him. Now he wishes he hadnt. Mary Townes son, Alex, went missing six years ago. Five years later he finally turned up - as a corpse in a car wreck. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesnt want the work: its clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity brought to him by a woman unable to let go of her son. But haunted by a loss of his own, Raker reluctantly agrees. Big mistake. For as he digs deeper, he discovers that Alexs life was not the innocent one his mother believed. Buried in his past are secrets that were never meant to be found - and dark, dangerous men willing to kill to protect them. Soon Raker will discover that there are things far worse than death . . .

I Am Missing He's lost his memory. He's linked to murder. Find out why in this UNPUTDOWNABLE THRILLER

I Am Missing He's lost his memory. He's linked to murder. Find out why in this UNPUTDOWNABLE THRILLER

Author: Tim Weaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2017

'I'm the person that's missing.' 'I love the brilliant opening twist - a missing person with no memory searching for himself. It had me racing to the end' Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow ---- When a young man wakes up bruised and beaten, with no memory of who he is or where he came from, the press immediately dub him 'The Lost Man'. Naming himself Richard Kite, he spends the next ten months desperately trying to find out who he is. But despite media appeals and the efforts of the police, no one knows him. Richard's last hope may be private investigator David Raker - a seasoned locator of missing people. But Raker has more questions than answers. Who is Richard Kite? Why does no one know him? And what links him to the body of a woman found beside a London railway line two years ago? Could Richard be responsible for her death - or is he next? Praise for I Am Missing: 'So cleverly constructed I never guessed any of the twists' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Local Girl Missing 'Tim Weaver is the rising star of British crime and I Am Missing will haunt your dreams' Tony Parsons, bestselling author of the DC Max Wolfe series 'Tim Weaver writes books so meticulously researched that the reader is educated as well as entertained, enthralled and intrigued. David Raker is a most complex and engaging investigator, each case leaving its mark on his soul, and ours' Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Lying in Wait 'A really exciting, interesting and genuinely original read. I had no idea where it was going' Gillian McAllister, bestselling author of Everything but the Truth 'Weaver's credentials are sui generis, and they are burnished by this latest novel' Barry Forshaw, Crime Time 'A fast-paced story packed with twists and surprises . . . a thrilling and hugely enjoyable novel with a frantic, engrossing finale' Jon Coates, Daily Express **DON'T MISS THE STUNNING NEW THRILLER FROM TIM WEAVER - YOU WERE GONE IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW**

Never Coming Back

Never Coming Back

Author: Tim Weaver Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2014

A bestseller in the UK, this gripping thriller of a family that vanishes into thin air is Tim Weavers American debutEmily Kane arrives at her sister Carries house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family nowhere to be foundCarrie, her husband, and two daughters have disappeared. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to her former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down. As Raker pursues the case, he discovers evidence of a sinister cover-up, decades in the making and with a long trail of bodies behind it.Tim Weavers thrillers have been hugely popular in the UK, and now Never Coming Back will introduce his beloved character David Raker to American audiences. Set in Las Vegas and a small fishing village in England, the novel is a smart, fast-paced thriller sure to keep readers guessing until the very end.

David Raker Collection Books 1-3

David Raker Collection Books 1-3

Author: Tim Weaver Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2013

The first three thrillers in the stunning David Raker series - for the first time in one unique bundle Chasing the DeadOne year ago, Alex Towne's body was found.One month ago, his mother saw him on the street.One week ago, David Raker agreed to look for him.He'll wish he hadn't.Mary Towne's son, Alex, went missing six years ago. Five years later he finally turned up - as a corpse in a car wreck. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn't want the work: it's clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity brought to him by a woman unable to let go of her son. But haunted by a loss of his own, Raker reluctantly agrees.The Dead TracksSeventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she's never been found. David Raker knows what it's like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost too. So, when he's hired by Megan's parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain - but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep. And Megan's secrets could cost him his life.VanishedFor millions of Londoners, the morning of 17 December is just like any other. But not for Sam Wren. An hour after leaving home, he gets onto a tube train - and never gets off again. No eyewitnesses. No trace of him on security cameras. Six months later, he's still missing. Out of options and desperate for answers, Sam's wife Julia hires David Raker to track him down. Raker has made a career out of finding the lost. He knows how they think. And, in missing person cases, the only certainty is that everyone has something to hide.But in this case the secrets go deeper than anyone imagined . . .Tim Weaver is the author of four David Raker novels: Chasing the Dead and The Dead Tracks were followed by Vanished and the most recent Never Coming Back.'Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex . . . written with flair as well as care' Guardian'Weaver has delivered another cracking crime thriller' Daily Mail

Vanished He disappeared and someone knows why . . . Find out who in this EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT THRILLER

Vanished He disappeared and someone knows why . . . Find out who in this EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT THRILLER

Author: Tim Weaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/07/2012

He got on the train. He didn't get off. So where did he go? For millions of Londoners, the morning of 17 December is just like any other. But not for Sam Wren. An hour after leaving home, he gets onto a tube train - and never gets off again. No eyewitnesses. No trace of him on security cameras. Six months later, he's still missing. Out of options and desperate for answers, Sam's wife Julia hires David Raker to track him down. Raker has made a career out of finding the lost. He knows how they think. And, in missing person cases, the only certainty is that everyone has something to hide. But in this case the secrets go deeper than anyone imagined. For, as Raker starts to suspect that even the police are lying to him, someone is watching. Someone who knows what happened on the tube that day. And, with Raker in his sights, he'll do anything to keep Sam's secrets to himself . . . From the bestselling author behind the chart-topping podcast Missing, this mystery is perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh's I See You and Jo Nesbo's The Thirst. 'Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex, written with flair as well as care' Guardian 'A fluent and assured piece of crime fiction . . . Tim Weaver ties in the apparently divergent events with convincing ease' Crime Fiction Lover

The Dead Tracks Megan is missing . . . in this HEART-STOPPING THRILLER

The Dead Tracks Megan is missing . . . in this HEART-STOPPING THRILLER

Author: Tim Weaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2011

A serial killer more terrifying than you could ever imagine . . . Straight-A student Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. But six months on, she's never been found. Missing persons investigator David Raker knows what it's like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost, too. So when he's hired by Megan's parents to find out what happened to her, he recognises their pain - but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep. The more Raker digs, the more he realises everything is a lie. People close to Megan are dead. Others are too terrified to talk. And at the centre of it all is a place like no other. They call it The Dead Tracks. And there, Megan's secrets could cost Raker his life. From the bestselling author behind the chart-topping podcast Missing, this mystery is perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh's I See You and Jo Nesbo's The Thirst. 'Weaver has delivered another cracking crime thriller' Daily Mail

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