When Leonard Franks and his wife, Ellie, leave London for a dream retirement in Dartmoor, everything seems perfect. But one afternoon, Leonard goes to fetch firewood and never returns.
With the police investigation dead in the water, Ellie turns to David Raker. Raker tracks down missing people for a living, but nothing can prepare him for this. Because, behind Leonard's disappearance lies a deadly secret, buried so deep it was never meant to be found.
©2014 Tim Weaver (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
"Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex, sometimes horrific, written with flair as well as care" (Guardian on Never Coming Back)
"Weaver has delivered another cracking crime thriller" (Daily Mail on Never Coming Back)
I don't normally write reviews although I have listened to many good books. This was one of the best listens I have heard for a long time if not ever. David Raker finds missing people and from the start of the story to the finish the mystery and tension did not let up. I did not see the end coming at all. The best part of it is that I have discovered Tim Weaver has written several David Raker novels and as soon as I finish writing this review, I am going to download another.
Not a bad book. "I find missing people" a little over dramatic in my opinion. The main character is OK, I didnt particularly like him, rather self absorbed and full of himself and his ability. Nevertheless it is a well written book, the narration is good and it all flows along pretty nicely. Its just not great and not particulary sad when it finished. I will continue the hunt for another 5 star listen.
Didn't finish this because:
1) It was badly written, with entire phrases being regularly repeated.
2) It was heading in the direction of a police corruption drama rather than an investigation.
3) The plot was lousy. The detective frequently dismisses entire lines of enquiry because 'he just knows', there is no thoughtful analysis at all.
4) Also there is no suspense or interesting descriptions of surroundings. Nor is there any psychological depth to the writing.
Can't think of anything positive to say other than that the narration was intelligible.
"Gripping good yarn!"
Oh yes, in fact straight away
Shatter Michael Robotham
Everything, faultless performance
Raker gets the job done
This is a superb thriller with many twists and turns. I could not put it down and now I have finished it, I am going to listen to it again. One of those audible books you don't want to end but at the same time you want to get to the end to find out whodunit. More please!
"Time I won't get back... sadly"
No.Good narration but I did not enjoy the story. Started out promising but loses something as it focuses more on scenery than developing the characters. I didn't care about them so 16hrs later I was annoyed that the irrelevant end took so long to arrive.
Not one by Tim Weaver.
The first psychiatrist ... can't understand the relevance.
Dull. I persevered hoping it would turn into the story it promised to be.
Although this book took a while to get going, my patience was rewarded. Very clever and full of surprising twists and turns. A really great read and well read too!!
The storyline is very plausible and there are no 'holes' at all.
no i haven't.
What should have been an enjoyable book was spoilt by the reader. His main character was made to sound dull and lifeless. A dreary performance.
No, but I shall be avoiding any books read by Ben Allen in the future.
By using a different narrator.
It had me hooked to the last page! The ending was not what I thought it would be and the twist wad brilliantly thought out.
I really like David Raker. I'm so glad I've found him.
I could't stop reading.
I don't usually like novels that are written in the first person but this one was an exception.
The plot had many twists and turns and all of it was well developed.
It was definitely not typical of the genre and I was unable to guess whodunnit, which was wonderful for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Excellent story, keeps you guessing throughout. Fabulous narration, fitted the story perfectly. Likeable characters and a satisfactory ending. I'll be reading more by this author, with this narrator
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