THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF YOU WERE GONE
‘THE TENTH IN THE TERRIFIC DAVID RAKER SERIES – BLISS!’ LEE CHILD
At Halloween, the residents of Black Gale gather for a dinner party. As the only nine people living there, they’ve become close friends as well as neighbours.
They eat, drink and laugh. They play games and take photographs. But those photographs will be the last record of any of them.
Because by the next morning, the whole village has vanished.
With no bodies, no evidence and no clues, the mystery of what happened at Black Gale remains unsolved two and a half years on. But then the families of the missing turn to investigator David Raker – and their obsession becomes his.
What secrets were the neighbours keeping from their families – and from each other?
Were they really everything they seemed to be?
And is Raker looking for nine missing people – or nine dead bodies?
‘I was hooked from beginning to end. A dark, thrilling rollercoaster of a read that is not only unputdownable but has heart’ Claire Douglas
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Oh my, this is one creepy read as the whole community of a small village, have disappeared leaving everything personal behind. What is even more creepy is that it all happens on Halloween night. They had all gathered together for a meal in one of the homes, all close friends, then puff! all gone.
Two and a half years later the police are no closer to finding out if they are alive or dead. Whether they were abducted or all living someone else. The families of the missing people have had enough and call on David Raker to see if he can finally solve the mystery.
This is the tenth book in the Raker series but I have to say my first. This novel read really well to me as a stand alone. I really liked Raker straight away who gives out vibes that say he won’t be beaten. From reading this book I would say that every case becomes the air he breathes, something that consumes his life until he solves the case he is on.
There isn’t that mad rush in the writing, after all, what has happened is now a pretty cold case to solve because the nine peoples fate, that are missing, is already well and truly sealed. Raker can think out of the box where others seem to be like a gramophone needle stuck in the same groove. The whole story takes a sinister edge and moves into a much darker place.
This isn’t a look over your shoulder read it is one where I stood back, hesitated, made a drink and then stepped back into to unknown because I didn’t always want to know what really happened. Excellent Characters.
I wish to thank NetGalley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tim Weaver is the Sunday Times bestselling author of the David Raker Missing Persons series. He has been nominated for a National Book Award, selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, and shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger in the Library award, which considers an author’s entire body of work.
He is also the host and producer of the chart-topping Missing podcast, which features experts in the field discussing missing persons investigations from every angle. A former journalist and magazine editor, he lives near Bath with his wife and daughter.