07 June 2019

No One Home

book cover of No One Home by Tim Weaver
A 2019 Top Rated Read

By Tim Weaver

Paperback 528 pages
Publisher Michael Joseph (16th May 2019)

'Such an original premise, I was hooked from beginning to end. Tim Weaver is the master of clever, unpredictable plots. I can't recommend this highly enough!' Claire Douglas

📕My Review

Author Tim Weaver's series of books featuring missing persons investigator David Raker never fails to disappoint. No One Home is the 10th book and another sure-fire winner. I thought it was an excellent continuation of the series - immediately grabbing my attention with its promise of a mystery of epic proportions.

This time Raker's called in to investigate the disappearance of nine residents from Black Gale, an isolated village in the middle of nowhere. How can nine people simply vanish without trace? Ross Perry needs closure; it's time to solve the mystery of what happened to his parents and the other missing people.

The story skips back and forth between Raker's current investigation in the UK and events which took place in 1980s Los Angeles. It's only later in the book that the reader discovers how the timelines are linked. With superb characterisation and a suspenseful, gritty edge, this is easily one of my favourite books of 2019.

Book Source: Review copy from the publisher
Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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📗The Blurb

On Halloween night, the residents of Black Gale gather for a dinner party. As the only nine people living there, they've become close friends as well as neighbours.

They eat, drink and laugh. They play games and take photographs. Except those photographs will be the last record of any of them.

By the next morning, the whole village has vanished.

With no bodies, no evidence and no clues, the mystery of what happened at Black Gale remains unsolved two and a half years on. But then the families of the missing turn to investigator David Raker - and their obsession becomes his.

What secrets were the neighbours keeping from their families - and from each other?

Were they really everything they seemed to be?

And is Raker looking for nine missing people - or nine dead bodies?

📘The Author

Book author Tim Weaver
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. His seventh novel, Broken Heart, is currently longlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award.

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.

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