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THE LATEST SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB THRILLER PICK FROM THE AUTHOR OF YOU WERE GONE Nine neighbours gather for a dinner party. But by the next morning, they had disappeared without a trace. No bodies. No evidence. No clues. Two and a half years later, it remains a mystery. Desperate for answers, the families of the missing turn to investigator David Raker. How did an entire village vanish overnight? And is he looking for nine missing people, or nine dead bodies?
PRE-ORDER NOW - THE NEW THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR On Halloween night, the residents of Black Gale gather for a dinner party. As the only nine people living there, they've become close friends as well as neighbours. They eat, drink and laugh. They play games and take photographs. Except those photographs will be the last record of any of them. By the next morning, the whole village has vanished. With no bodies, no evidence and no clues, the mystery of what happened at Black Gale remains unsolved two and a half years on. But then the families of the missing turn to investigator David Raker - and their obsession becomes his. What secrets were the neighbours keeping from their families - and from each other? Were they really everything they seemed to be? And is Raker looking for nine missing people - or nine dead bodies? Praise for Tim Weaver: 'So many twists and surprises' Times 'I couldn't put it down' Sun 'It had me racing to the end' Fiona Barton
THE SINISTER & CHILLING NEW THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR I buried you. I mourned you . . . But now you're back. A woman walks into a police station. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper that reads 'David Raker'. She says she's his wife. She looks just like her. She knows everything about him. But David buried his wife eight years ago. Is this really the woman he loved? Did he really say goodbye? Or is he losing his mind? Raker needs to find out the truth before it's too late, because he is now the prime suspect in her disappearance . . .
'A brilliant opening twist. It had me racing to the end' Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow THE UNPUTDOWNABLE THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK NO ONE HOME 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 - NO ONE HOME IS OUT NOW**
A truly captivating and bold story that stings and provokes with fierce intensity. David Raker is back in his seventh missing person enquiry, a woman has apparently vanished into thin air, can Raker find her, or will he in fact lose himself? If you haven't yet read any of the ‘David Raker Thriller’ series, do go back to the beginning and start with ‘Chasing the Dead’. From the get go in ‘Broken Heart’, my attention was well and truly snared, I wanted to insist to Raker that he took the case. Tim Weaver’s writing ensured I felt, I believed, I lived the story. Occasionally another voice, other than Raker’s is heard, this effectively jolted me away from the investigation, made me think, made me ponder… ‘Broken Heart’ is clever and fascinating, a story where trendrils of awareness coil and twist and expand into one wonderfully intriguing and powerful tale. ~ Liz Robinson
November 2015 Book of the Month. A crime novel with an ending that you do not see coming – terrific. Now into his sixth mystery missing persons investigator, David Raker thrillers just seem to get better with each. This brings back Colm Healy from The Dead Tracks , a damaged police officer both physically and mentally, who has a complicated relationship with Raker. We also get more of Raker’s private life so knowledge of the earlier series is an advantage but not essential. Here we are once again thrown into a gripping story with relentless tension, lots of twists, and plenty of action. A great read. Highly recommended. He really is an excellent crime writer. ~ Sarah Broadhurst Click here to find out how you can download a podcast by Tim Weaver called Missing which looks into how it is possible for someone to disappear.
August 2014 Book of the Month. The follow up to Never Coming Back sees David Raker helping Melanie Craw, a Met police officer from the earlier book, find her missing father, also a Met police officer now retired to Dartmoor. This all harks back to a ‘cold case’ of some twenty years earlier when a woman was murdered. Melanie’s father now appears to be investigating the crime privately. It seems not everyone is as clean and honest as they appear. With bent coppers, corruption and jealousy, the mystery unfolds in an off-shore island hospital, all very intriguing. It follows on from his last book but is quite happy to be read on its own.
One of our Books of the Year 2013. A fantastic read which is truly unputdownable. There are many threads at the centre of which lies an old photograph. There are many dead bodies too (12)! Silenced witnesses, crooked police and a terrific protagonist. I loved every stolen moment of it despite it dripping in blood. Highly recommended. September 2013 Book of the Month. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Never Coming Back a small number of Lovereading members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title - 'A cracking fast paced story in the David Raker series. You will not want to put it down.' - Marion McCaffery. Scroll down to read more reviews. Creating David Raker by Tim Weaver... 'I became very interested in the idea of writing a series when I fell in love with the work of Michael Connelly. His taut, brilliant Harry Bosch novels were a conduit to the world of American crime fiction, to classic characters like Philip Marlowe and Lew Archer, and to modern masters like James Ellroy. But while the genius of Chandler and MacDonald – and especially their creations – was obvious, what I loved in particular about Connelly’s books was the fact that Bosch’s world never stopped moving. It evolved. It grew. It lived.' Click here to read the full comment.
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RICHARD & JUDY THRILLER PICK NO ONE HOME He got on the train. He didn't get off. So where did he go? On a normal London moening, Sam Wren gets onto a tue triain - and then 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 . . . 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
This is one of the most terrifying thrillers we have read for quite a while. It is a debut as well and the start of a new series featuring missing person’s investigator David Raker. A year after her’s son’s body was found his mother is convinced she sees him alive. Desperate, she persuades David Raker to track him down but it soon becomes apparent in doing this he has gained the attention of some very dangerous men. A journey into the darkest corners of the human psyche and a must read for fans of Mo Hayder, and Mark Billingham. Creating David Raker by Tim Weaver... 'I became very interested in the idea of writing a series when I fell in love with the work of Michael Connelly. His taut, brilliant Harry Bosch novels were a conduit to the world of American crime fiction, to classic characters like Philip Marlowe and Lew Archer, and to modern masters like James Ellroy. But while the genius of Chandler and MacDonald – and especially their creations – was obvious, what I loved in particular about Connelly’s books was the fact that Bosch’s world never stopped moving. It evolved. It grew. It lived.' Click here to read the full comment.
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RICHARD & JUDY THRILLER PICK NO ONE HOME 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