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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of You Were Gone by Tim Weaver. 

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 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 a disappearance. 

Either she's 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....

©2018 Tim Weaver (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • Maureen
  • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 24-05-18

Depressing nonsense

I've got all the Raker books, and even tho' some are far fetched, they are still enjoyable. Thought this one would never end...
It did, and I just managed to bear with it, but oh, the unrelenting misery of it was thoroughly bleak. The beginning was so far from how I imagine an intelligent man would react to police accusations, I struggled with the first couple of hours. I've given it 3 stars, which is really more than it deserves.
Hoping the next book is an improvement.

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Absolutely loved it

There are times when we need to either, not read reviews first or read them but choose to try the book despite some bad reviews. So glad I used a credit for this book. It was a credit well worth it! Some have said it's 'unbelievable' well so are most fiction novels! I was engrossed from start to finish and allowed my imagination to enjoy every second as these fabulous narrators read this dark and intriguing story to me. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you everyone involved :-)

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Loved it!

I must say, this book was waaaaaayyy better than I thought it would be! Awesome twists I didn’t see coming and you really feel for the main character, not knowing if he was crazy or not! I’ve listened to loads of books of this genre recently while renovating my house and this is the first time I felt the need to leave a review to praise a book!

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Too dramatic, little to hole my attention

In theory the book should have been good, but sadly it was not. The storyline was unbelievalble, characters did not gel, nor ring true. The constant reminder of his grief rang false and over dramatic.

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in believable

I normally relish the David Raker books but this had me gritting my teeth within half an hour. The plot is so full of holes you can drive a bus through it. unusual I send one back ... but this is going back.

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  • 08-07-18

Too Long

Good idea but it dragged a lot. I got fed up of the twists in the storyline. would have been fab if it was just shorter

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A bit stretched out in places but enjoyable to listen to in the main. The interludes read by Tom Burke broke the narration up in a positive way, allowing you to hear the story unfold from two points of view.

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Twisty Turny thrilling genius!

I literally could not stop listening to this book, start to finish, it had me hooked! when I had to pause, it was on my mind, under my skin, exactly how a thriller novel should be. I'm so impressed, and enthralled by this book and all of its unpredictable and exciting turns.

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  • Derek
  • Dorchester, United Kingdom
  • 03-06-18

David Raker meets Derrin Raker....again!

A great addition to this list of novels...although I guessed the protagonist initially....I left that theory behind only to be slapped around the face at the end....a great listen!!!

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Really unbelievable

I’ve really enjoyed the previous books about David Raker and was looking forward to this one. I managed a couple of hours and am now going to stop and return it. I just couldn’t understand why Raker behaved the way he did when he was confronted with the allegations about his wife. It wasn’t believable that he wouldn’t immediately bring forward all the evidence that proved his case and the other people in his life who could back him up.The police approach to those allegations was equally bizarre. Just too silly to carry on with.