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. He'll wish he hadn't. Mary Towne's son, Alex, had been missing for six years before he finally turned up - as a corpse in a car wreck. But now she's convinced he's still alive.
Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she's never been found. Missing persons investigator David Raker knows what it's like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost, too. So, when he's hired by Megan's parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain - but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep.
"Patience ... Patience ..."
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.
"Great story line.... really struggled with the narrator"
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.
"I liked it"
Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family nowhere to be found - Carrie, her husband, and two daughters have disappeared. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to her former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down. As Raker pursues the case, he discovers evidence of a sinister cover-up, decades in the making and with a long trail of bodies behind it.
"Where’s the Pho’ograph?"
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.
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....
Dopo la morte di sua moglie, portata via da un tumore improvviso, l'ex reporter David Raker cerca di rimettere insieme i pezzi della propria vita risolvendo su commissione i casi di persone scomparse. Il caso di Alex Towne è uno di questi. Ma Alex Towne non è semplicemente scomparso: Alex Towne è morto in un incidente d'auto, così brutalmente che gli inquirenti hanno dovuto identificare il suo cadavere dall'impronta dentale.
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....
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....
"A pretty good listen"
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.
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.…
Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she’s never been found. When missing persons investigator David Raker is hired by Megan’s parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain - but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep. And soon the conspiracy of silence leads Raker towards a forest on the edge of the city. A place with a horrifying history - which was once the hunting ground for a brutal, twisted serial killer.
Megan Carver, diciassette anni, è una studentessa modello di una normale famiglia di Londra. La sua è una vita tranquilla, senza frequentazioni pericolose. Ma un giorno scompare. Nessun indizio, nessun testimone. Dopo sei mesi, le indagini della polizia sono a un punto morto. La famiglia, disperata, decide di rivolgersi al detective David Raker.
Londra, 16 dicembre. In una mattina apparentemente simile alle altre, Sam Wren sale sulla metropolitana, ma non fa più ritorno a casa. Nessuno lo ha visto e non è rimasta alcuna traccia del suo passaggio, nemmeno nei filmati delle telecamere di sicurezza. Dopo sei mesi di angoscia, la moglie Julia decide di rivolgersi a David Raker, che già in passato ha fatto luce su altri casi di scomparse misteriose.
Interno notte. Le luci accese, la cena pronta, una tazza di latte rovesciata, forse nel corso di una colluttazione. Questa la scena che si presenta agli occhi di Emily Kane quando entra nell'appartamento di sua sorella Carrie. Della donna, invece, non c'è traccia. E insieme a lei sono scomparsi anche il marito e le due figlie. Un'intera famiglia cancellata, come non fosse mai esistita. I mesi successivi a quella maledetta notte vedono le indagini arrivare a un binario morto.
Vor sechs Jahren verschwand Mary Townes Sohn Alex spurlos. Fünf Jahre später tauchte er wieder auf - tot, in einem ausgebrannten Autowrack...
Die 17jährige Megan Carver ist verschwunden, und ihre Eltern bitten David Raker, der sich auf die Suche nach vermissten Kindern spezialisiert hat, um Hilfe...