David Raker
Books in series8
UNABRIDGED
(4.0 based on 1693 ratings)
  • 1
    Chasing the Dead: David Raker, Book 1 | Tim Weaver

    Chasing the Dead: David Raker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Tim Weaver
    • Narrated By Lee Ingleby, Joe Coen
    Overall
    (7)
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    (6)
    Story
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    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.

    Unusual but very well written book

    Initially I found it a little difficult to get into this book, however perseverance was well worth it. The story twists and turns effectively and char..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 November 2017 by Kindle Customer (Chester, Cheshire, UK)
  • 2
    The Dead Tracks: David Raker, Book 2 | Tim Weaver

    The Dead Tracks: David Raker, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Tim Weaver
    • Narrated By Joe Coen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (109)

    Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she’s never been found. When missing persons investigator David Raker is hired by Megan’s parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain - but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep. And soon the conspiracy of silence leads Raker towards a forest on the edge of the city. A place with a horrifying history - which was once the hunting ground for a brutal, twisted serial killer.

    Disappointing

    I am not sure! Would definitely recommend the first half of the book as it started off excellently- great plot and characterisation. However by the mi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 July 2013 by Saffy (UK)
  • 3
    Vanished: David Raker, Book 3 | Tim Weaver

    Vanished: David Raker, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tim Weaver
    • Narrated By David Baukham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (180)

    An hour after leaving home, on a normal December day, Sam Wren gets onto a tube train - and 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 missing-persons investigator David Raker to track him down. In missing-person cases, the only certainty is that everyone has something to hide.…

    Gentle who dunnit

    I really enjoyed this. I like who dunnit type stories but get really bored with the ever increasing violence that has to be described in gorey details..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 January 2014 by Ms ()
  • 4
    Never Coming Back: David Raker, Book 4 | Tim Weaver

    Never Coming Back: David Raker, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Tim Weaver
    • Narrated By David Bauckham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (339)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (307)

    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.

    Gripping

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 October 2013 by Christine (United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Fall from Grace: David Raker, Book 5 | Tim Weaver

    Fall from Grace: David Raker, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Tim Weaver
    • Narrated By Ben Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (446)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (406)

    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.

    Enjoyable
    Reviewed on 23 October 2014 by caroline ()
  • 6
    What Remains: David Raker, Book 6 | Tim Weaver

    What Remains: David Raker, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Tim Weaver
    • Narrated By Ben Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (209)

    Colm Healy used to be one of the Met's best detectives. Until, haunted by the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters, his life was left in ruins. Missing persons investigator David Raker is the only friend Healy has left. The only one who understands that redemption rests on solving these murders. Their search will unravel a thread of tragedy spanning years and will force them to sacrifice everything they have left....

    Enjoyable listen

    I wasn't as involved somehow in this story but it was enjoyable non the less. Twists and turns more than you initially think it will.

    Reviewed on 05 October 2015 by judith ()
  • 7
    Broken Heart: David Raker, Book 7 | Tim Weaver

    Broken Heart: David Raker, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tim Weaver
    • Narrated By Joe Coen, John Chancer
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (99)

    A woman drives to a beautiful headland overlooking the Devon coast. She is never seen again, and no trace of where she went can be found. The woman's sister calls missing persons investigator David Raker. As Raker tries to find her whereabouts - fearing the worst - he learns that she was recently widowed from a reclusive film director. It seems that, going through her husband's belongings, she found a secret so dark and shocking that it forced her to leave her entire life behind. Chasing the truth will consume Raker and place him in grave danger....

    Joining the dots

    This is the first time I have heard a story with two narrators. It worked, but it took time to reason and understand why. It was much the same with th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 September 2016 by Rogayah (Reading, United Kingdom)
  • 8
    I Am Missing: David Raker, Book 8 | Tim Weaver

    I Am Missing: David Raker, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tim Weaver
    • Narrated By Tim Weaver, Joe Coen, Charlotte Ritchie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (89)

    When a young man wakes up bruised, beaten and with no memory of who he, the press immediately dub him 'The Lost Man'. Ten months later Richard Kite remains as desperate as ever. Despite appeals and the efforts of the police, no one knows this man. Kite's last hope may be private investigator David Raker. 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?

    Not the best Tin Weaver book I have read.

    Having read a number of excellent books by this author, I was a little disappointed by this one. The plot was too implausible for the reader to be dr..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 September 2017 by Mr. James Archer (UK)