David Raker

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,678 ratings

Chasing the Dead Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Chasing the Dead by Tim Weaver, read by Joe Coen and Lee Ingleby.

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, Raker reluctantly agrees. Big mistake. For as he 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. Soon Raker will discover that there are things far worse than death....

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  • Book 1

    • Chasing the Dead

    • David Raker, Book 1
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Lee Ingleby, Joe Coen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Begging for it to be over

    • By Mrs. E. L. Martin on 01-11-18

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 2

    • The Dead Tracks

    • David Raker, Book 2
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Tim Weaver, Hannah Arterton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Dead Tracks by Tim Weaver, read by Joe Coen and Hannah Arterton as well as Tim Weaver. A serial killer more terrifying than you could ever imagine... 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. Missing persons investigator David Raker knows what it's like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost, too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • much much better than number 1

    • By Anonymous User on 18-11-18

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 3

    • Vanished

    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Andrew Brooke
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    For millions of Londoners, the morning of 17 December is just like any other. But not for Sam Wren. An hour after leaving home, he 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 David Raker to track him down. Raker has made a career out of finding the lost. He knows how they think. And, in missing person cases, the only certainty is that everyone has something to hide.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twists and turns

    • By SW on 22-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

    • Fall from Grace

    • David Raker, Book 5
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 440
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 439

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By caroline on 23-10-14

    Regular price: £26.09

  • Book 6

    • What Remains

    • David Raker, Book 6
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 244

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable listen

    • By judith on 05-10-15

    Regular price: £25.99

  • Book 7

    • Broken Heart

    • David Raker, Book 7
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Coen, John Chancer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 243

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best

    • By Amazon Customer on 21-09-16

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 8

    • I Am Missing

    • David Raker, Book 8
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Tim Weaver, Charlotte Ritchie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I am missing

    • By MR CM SMITH on 16-08-17

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 9

    • You Were Gone

    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Rachel Bavidge, Tom Burke
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 291

    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. 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely loved it

    • By Debs on 02-06-18

    Regular price: £23.99