Chasing the Dead – Tim Weaver (David Raker Book 1)

About the Book:

Mary’s son Alex went missing.

A year later he’s found dead.

But now, she sees him, walking in the street.

Alex’s life is not the innocent one his mother believed.

Buried in his past are secrets that are never meant to be found.

And some things are far worse than death . .

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.

My Review:  Chasing the Dead is the first book in the extremely popular David Raker series which was published in 2010 and the latest book (10) No One Home is being published in May 2019.

I’ve only heard positive reviews about this series and being an OCD reader I needed to start at the beginning to learn the full story behind the main character and so I’ve downloaded all Tim’s other books and started Chasing the Dead.

We meet David Raker, an investigator into missing persons and a recent widower who has been asked to find a colleagues missing son who disappeared 5 years ago, his body was found in a burnt out car a year ago, but his mother swears she saw him walking across the street within the past few months.

Still raw and grieving from the loss of his wife, David reluctantly agrees to look for Alex and finds himself caught up in a violent and deathly chase for survival.  This is a really fast-paced action thriller with a high body count and several twists I did NOT see coming.  A great introduction to this series which I have been reliably informed gets better and better!

Books in order:

1. Chasing the Dead (2010)
2. The Dead Tracks (2011)
3. Vanished (2012)
4. Never Coming Back (2013)
5. Fall from Grace (2014)
6. What Remains (2015)
7. Broken Heart (2016)
8. I Am Missing (2017)
9. You Were Gone (2018)
10. No One Home (2019)

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