When Leonard Franks and his wife, Ellie, leave London for their dream retirement in the seclusion of Dartmoor, everything seems perfect. But then their new life is shattered. Leonard heads outside to fetch firewood from the back of the house - and never returns.
Nine months later, with the police investigation at a dead end, Leonard's family turn to David Raker - a missing persons investigator with a gift for finding the lost. But nothing can prepare Raker for what he's about to uncover.
Nowhere to Hide
Because at the heart of this disappearance lies a devastating secret. And by the time Raker realizes what it is and how deep the lies go, it's not just him in danger - it's everyone he cares about.
©2016 Timothy Weaver (P)2016 Recorded Books
This book kept me guessing all the way to the end. Well thought out plot. However, I struggled with the narrator. He would flatten out the tone of his voice like he was reading English soccer scores. His attempt at a London and Glasgow accent all sounded Irish. Many times I intended to return the book out of frustration but the plot would capture my interest and I would be compelled to listen a little longer. Needless to say I finished the book.
This was my first Tim Weaver book, and I'll admit, it was tough to get into. After a few chapters, however, I was in. It would probably help to read previous David Raker mysteries first, I didn't realize at first that this was a series.
Well written and paced, we are treated to a bird's eye view of Raker solving a missing person case, at the risk of himself and everyone around him. We get to experience Raker's meticulous thought process, his well placed paranoia, his attention to detail, and his ultimate unraveling of the case. Some twists and turns along the way, and a mostly satisfying conclusion, even though the actual perpetrator's motive seemed a bit weak (but, perhaps reflective of today's narcissistic society).
I recommend this book, with the caveat that earlier books should probably be read first, and advise sticking through the first few chapters until it picks up the pace. The narrator felt a little like my dad reading a story to me, I wasn't terribly impressed with his performance.
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