David Raker

13 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 106 ratings

Chasing the Dead Publisher's Summary

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.

Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn't want the work: It's clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity brought to him by a woman unable to let go of her son. But, haunted by a loss of his own, he reluctantly agrees.

As Raker digs deeper, he discovers that Alex's life was not the innocent one his mother believed. Buried in his past are secrets that were never meant to be found - and a sinister organization willing to protect them, whatever the cost.

©2015 Timothy Weaver (P)2016 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Chasing the Dead

    • David Raker Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Michael Healy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narrator...EVER

    • By A.E. Prero on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Chasing the Dead

    • David Raker, Book 1
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Lee Ingleby, Joe Coen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. Now he wishes he hadn't. Mary Towne's son, Alex, went missing six years ago. Five years later he finally turned up - as a corpse in a car wreck. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn't want the work: it's clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity brought to him by a woman unable to let go of her son.

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 2

    • The Dead Tracks

    • David Raker Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Michael Healy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Patience ... Patience ...

    • By Ann on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Dead Tracks

    • David Raker, Book 2
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Tim Weaver, Hannah Arterton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Dead Tracks by Tim Weaver, read by Joe Coen and Hannah Arterton as well as Tim Weaver. A serial killer more terrifying than you could ever imagine... 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.

    Regular price: $25.58

  • Book 3

    • Vanished

    • David Raker Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Michael Healy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I liked it

    • By Theresa on 11-11-16
    • David Raker Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Michael Healy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 10-04-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Vanished

    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Andrew Brooke
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. Raker has made a career out of finding the lost. He knows how they think. And, in missing person cases, the only certainty is that everyone has something to hide.  

    Regular price: $24.00

  • Book 4

    • Never Coming Back

    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: David Bauckham
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Where’s the Pho’ograph?

    • By Cidney on 07-30-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Never Coming Back

    • David Raker, Book 4
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: David Bauckham
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $21.58

  • Book 5

    • Fall from Grace

    • David Raker, Book 5
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    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.

    Regular price: $26.95

  • Book 6

    • What Remains

    • David Raker, Book 6
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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....

    Regular price: $26.85

  • Book 7

    • Broken Heart

    • David Raker, Book 7
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Coen, John Chancer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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....

    Regular price: $24.78

  • Book 8

    • I Am Missing

    • David Raker, Book 8
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Tim Weaver, Charlotte Ritchie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When a young man wakes up bruised, beaten and with no memory of who he, the press immediately dub him 'The Lost Man'. Ten months later Richard Kite remains as desperate as ever. Despite appeals and the efforts of the police, no one knows this man. Kite's last hope may be private investigator David Raker. But Raker has more questions than answers. Who is Richard Kite? Why does no one know him? And what links him to the body of a woman found beside a London railway line two years ago?

    Regular price: $25.58

  • Book 9

    • You Were Gone

    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Rachel Bavidge, Tom Burke
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of You Were Gone by Tim Weaver. Three days after Christmas, a woman walks into a police station. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with the name of investigator David Raker on it. She tells officers that Raker is her husband. When he turns up at the station, Raker is stunned. The woman looks exactly like his wife. She knows all about their marriage, their history, even private conversations the two of them had. There's just one problem: Raker's wife has been dead for eight years....

    Regular price: $26.17