27 July 2017.
This is the eighth book written by Tim Weaver featuring his private investigator, David Raker. I have read and enjoyed them all, but for me, I Am Missing is one of the best.
Private investigator David Raker normally searches for someone who has gone missing, either voluntarily or because of the actions of others, so he is more than a little intrigued to be contacted by a man who tells Raker he is missing. Richard Kite - if that is his real name - has dissociative amnesia and was found badly beaten on the south coast of England ten months earlier. His story was picked up by the media and he was dubbed ‘The Lost Man’, but no-one has come forward to say they know him, despite many police and media appeals.
To find out about Richard Kite – who he is, where he has come from - proves to be one of Raker’s toughest jobs yet.
Raker follows the trail via an unidentified dead woman in London to a far-flung island a four-day boat journey from South Africa that has British sovereignty. There are twists and turns galore - one minute you think you know where it's going and then Weaver turns the tables on you. Intrigue and danger dog Raker’s steps all the way.
Tim Weaver is the bestselling author of Chasing the Dead, The Dead Tracks, Vanished, the Richard and Judy Book Club selection Never Coming Back, and most recently Fall From Grace. All his thrillers feature missing persons investigator David Raker. Weaver has been nominated for a National Book Award and shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library, which considers an author's entire body of work. A former journalist and magazine editor, he lives near Bath with his wife and daughter.