Missing persons investigator David Raker’s heartstopping hunt for a mother’s vanished son—book one of Tim Weaver’s international bestselling mystery series
One 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. Now he wishes 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, he reluctantly agrees.
As Raker digs deeper, he discovers that Alex’s 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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The "twist," as one reviewer referred to it, is not nearly as grotesque as other books I have read or unbelievable. Worse things happen in real life every day. My only gripe, now being on my fourth Tim Weaver book, is that they all follow a set formula. It's hard for this type of book not to do so. Other than that, his writing is deft, the characters are well drawn and the subject matter is dark without drawing the reader into a bottomless pit of despair. I unknowingly read the books out of order, starting with the fourth and then backtracking to the beginning. His first and second are darker than the fourth but no less compelling.
I had read and enjoyed the sequel to this book, so I circled back and read this one. This is well plotted like the sequel, but a little fantastic in the premise and David's multiple escapes. Still, I look forward to another installment.
The "twist" - which isn't very clever, and easy to deduce - is quite grotesque. I stopped reading at that point, although the writing is good and the characters are moderately interesting. Be warned: a strong stomach is needed.
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