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Chasing the Dead | [Tim Weaver]

Chasing the Dead

Six years ago Alex Town went missing. One year ago his 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. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn’t want the work: it’s clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity 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....
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Publisher's Summary

Six years ago Alex Town went missing. One year ago his 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. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn’t want the work: it’s clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity 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....

©2011 Tim Weaver (P)2011 Oakhill Publishing Limited

What the Critics Say

"This impressive debut delivers on pace and stomach-churning brutality." (Guardian)

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    Rachelle 04-01-13
    Rachelle 04-01-13 Member Since 2008
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    "A pretty good listen"
    Would you listen to Chasing the Dead again? Why?

    I probably will, because I'm a bit of a Peter Wickham fan, and bought the book solely because he narrated it, with little regard to the author, who I'd never heard of before. I enjoyed the book, and will read others by Tim Weaver.

    The book premise is a bit kooky, but in an interesting way, and though the ending wasn't shocking, it was very satisfying.


    What about Peter Wickham’s performance did you like?

    Pacing, linguistic style; he makes the character sound like a very likeable guy.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the credit!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Hayley
    Henley on Thames, United Kingdom
    4/11/13
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    "another great book!"

    This is another great book featuring David Raker who searches for missing people. You just do not imagine this going where it does or as far and the trauma he goes through reverberates through later books. A real shocking twist at the end that I did not see coming!!!! Highly recommend I've loved all Tim Weavers books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Gillian
    Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom
    9/10/14
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    "What complete and utter tosh!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The plot was absolutely ridiculous. So what would have made it a 4 or 5 star listen for me? Not having purchased it in the first place and gotten something else.


    What was most disappointing about Tim Weaver’s story?

    I had just finished "Fall from Grace" a superb thriller, expertly read so I couldn't wait to get my mitts on another Tim Weaver book. The narrator thought he was James Bond which did not help. There was no story just a ridiculous overdone "thriller" with too much blood and gore and absolutely no substance to it.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Wickham?

    I would have spared anyone this task.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like lots and lots of blood, gratuitous violence, poor story line, and have 15 hours of your life to spare listening to it, then this is for you. If you want to listen to a really good thriller by this author try "Fall from Grace". I will be returning this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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