David Raker

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,793 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 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unusual but very well written book

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-11-17

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 2

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    • The Dead Tracks

    • David Raker, Book 2
    • By: Tim Weaver
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  • Book 3

    • Vanished

    • David Raker, Book 3
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: David Baukham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 194

    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.…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gentle who dunnit

    • By Ms on 01-01-14

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Vanished

    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Andrew Brooke
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.  

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 4

    • Never Coming Back

    • David Raker, Book 4
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: David Bauckham
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 322

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Christine on 20-10-13

    Regular price: £20.89

  • 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 468
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 427

    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 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    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 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 187

    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 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    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