When Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house, she finds the front door unlocked and no one inside. Dinner's cooking, the TV's on. Carrie, her husband, and their two daughters are gone. When the police draw a blank, Emily asks missing persons investigator David Raker to find them. But as he gets closer to the truth, Raker begins to uncover evidence of a sinister cover-up, spanning decades and costing countless lives.
©2013 Tim Weaver (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
On Vanished: "Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex, sometimes horrific, written with flair as well as care" (Guardian)
"Weaver has delivered another cracking crime thriller" (Daily Mail)
Didn't get a lot of sleep once I'd started to listen. A gripping, pacy novel that had me holding my breath on many occassions. I wasn't too sure about the narration in the beginning but soon got used to it as he suited the 'tough' characters. Not my usual genre but I will now listen to more thrillers.
A far fetched tale, overly long and tedious. I couldn't like any of the characters as they had no depth and had nothing of any interest about them.
The story was confused and didn't flow well at all. The only reason I gave a second star was that I did manage to finish it was, albeit with a sigh of relief.
I found the narration so dull I could not follow the story, I think the story line might be good but I just couldn't follow it I gave up about a third of the way through I just couldn't stand it any longer.
This was a great thriller type story a family just vanished in to thin air where did they go? its a journey of twists and turns and you find yourself being the detective its a little disturbing in places but all in all a great story.
Among the best of this category of detective fiction.
He gives voice, "literally", to many nuaces of the characters' moods and thoughts othat a silent reader might overlook.
Speed of development. Too detailed for me
It got there in the end
Thorough, Detailed, Twists
After listening to Tim Weaver's 'Dead Tracks', I was a little disappointed, but as I enjoyed the first half I felt the author had promise and wanted to listen to another of his books. 'Never Coming Back' had good reviews on Amazon and in the broadsheets, as well as being on the Richard and Judy autumn 2013 recommended reads, so thought I'd give this a go. I really wish I hadn't bothered and I am struggling to understand why the reviews have been so good. Like 'Dead Tracks' it starts off well and I was really intrigued to find out what had happened to the missing family. However, by half way through I felt that the plot had become farcical and unbelievable with shallow, poorly realised characters. I wasn't sure about David Bauckham's narration, I did get used to it but feel that this audiobook could have been improved by a more convincing narrator.
Sorry, the reader is so bad, I can't get into the story at all. Perhaps I will try again another day.
I probably would not listen to it again even though once completed I decided that I enjoyed the story. The narrator had little inflection in his voice which made listening a little tedious at times.
Wondered if the ending might be as it was but never certain.
Not sure about that
No not an emotional book for me
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