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I Am Missing

David Raker, Book 8
Written by: Tim Weaver
Series: David Raker
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of I Am Missing by Tim Weaver. Read by Joe Coen and Charlotte Ritchie, and featuring the author himself. 

When a young man wakes up bruised and beaten, with no memory of who he is or where he came from, the press immediately dub him 'The Lost Man'. 

Naming himself Richard Kite, he spends the next 10 months desperately trying to find out who he is. But despite media appeals and the efforts of the police, no one knows him.

Richard's last hope may be private investigator David Raker - a seasoned locator of missing people. 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?

Could Richard be responsible for her death - or is he next?

©2017 Tim Weaver (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

"Tim Weaver writes books so meticulously researched that the reader is educated as well as entertained, enthralled and intrigued. David Raker is a most complex and engaging investigator, each case leaving its mark on his soul, and ours." (Liz Nugent, Sunday Times best-selling author of Lying In Wait)
"Tim Weaver is the rising star of British crime and I Am Missing will haunt your dreams." (Tony Parsons, Sunday Times number one best-selling author of the DC Max Wolfe series)

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  • MR CM SMITH
  • 16-08-17

I am missing

I was gripped by the suspense early on but two thirds into the story I thought it was being excessively drawn out. A concentration on too much unnecessary detail irritated me. I wanted the story to notch up a gear.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-02-19

A little dull I'm sorry to say

l was dissapointed characters from previous books weren't involved at all. A little sterile for me.

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  • M. Wright
  • 13-02-20

Favourite so far.

This one kept me gripped. You can tell when it’s good when you don’t want it to end. Loved it.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 24-01-20

Book number 8 is a number 1 hit!

Oh Mr Weaver, how do you do it? Here we are, on our eighth adventure with David Raker and yet the story is as fresh as a daisy. I'm going to be brutally honest here; I'm a little bit in love with David. When I first read about him, I was sure I could help him recover from the grief from losing his wife. I imagined all the ways I could help him in his work, how supportive I would be and before long we'd be Mr and Mrs David Raker. Sadly, over the years, I haven't aged as well as David. He's still young-ish and vibrant and I'm....well, I'm not. Instead, David Raker will be on my right when I host my fictional characters dinner party. I think it's obvious that I'm totally invested in Mr Weaver's exceptional creation. This story was particularly clever, with the missing person himself asking David to find him. The concept is so clever and unique, it's impossible not to be filled with admiration for the creative brain that thinks up such an idea. The execution is flawless, from the moment David is on the case, the reader/listener is on the edge of their seat. Joe Coen, Charlotte Ritchie and Tim Weaver himself provide superb narration for this book, which adds to the sheer pleasure one gets from diving into the story. These books are so good, I eke them out and listen when I feel like a deserve a special treat. I Am Missing is an expertly crafted, finely honed, exquisite tale that pulls you in and keeps hold of you tight from the first word to the last. The pleasure is definitely all mine. 13 plus hours of joyful adulation of a master at his craft, whether that master is David Raker or Tim Weaver, I'll leave to you to decide.

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  • MO
  • 28-07-19

Another Brilliant Tim Weaver Novel

This was a really different plot with lots of intrigue and emotion. David doesn’t get quite so many injuries in this one!!!

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  • Hotfooter
  • 13-05-19

One of the best

Having been to the Falklands I could identify with the Empress. No more to avoid spoilers , but another evocative and compassionate Raker tale . To anyone who hasn’t read them : read or listen to all the Raker books in order. You are in for a treat ...

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  • Gill
  • 16-08-18

Story elongated

Storyline was good but the book could have finished much sooner. Broken heart much better.

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  • Jane Abraham
  • 13-02-18

Far too long

This book was about 4 hours too long and got quite boring after the first half. The writer dragged out key themes and the voice narrating began to drone. I usually like this writer but this book is not one of his best. Will be cautious about listening to one of his again.

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  • mitchell bell
  • 18-01-18

All around the houses

Good idea! But I felt it went all around the houses when I could have went straight through. Could have been half the size and with that more enjoyable. You would be forgiven if you thought this was the authors first book with the way it is written and descriptions used. Saying all this, I did like it but it went on far to long for the story that it panned out to be in the end.

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  • Mr. James Archer
  • 06-09-17

Not the best Tin Weaver book I have read.

Having read a number of excellent books by this author, I was a little disappointed by this one. The plot was too implausible for the reader to be drawn into it and the convoluted series of events seemed to drag on for far too long. It was hard to accept that the headmaster of a top public school would in fact be a mass murderer or that the disappearance of a number of Argentinian women would have gone almost unnoticed. One also had to wonder how Raker would be reimbursed for all his efforts and particularly his travelling expenses, which must have been enormous.
There were, however, redeeming features in this novel. The descriptions of the island, its weather and its landscape, were highly effective in building up the brooding atmosphere at the centre of the novel.
To sum up, I found the novel too long and too complicated but I do not think this will put me off reading more of Mr. Weaver' s stories in the future.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-09-18

This was one of the best I have listened to.

I listened to this every chance I got.
The story had many twist and turns.

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  • Jeff White
  • 29-08-17

Tim Weaver at his best

a gripping story full off twists and turns at every page turn. I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and suspense. However I think ît is time for David Raker to take a back seat and put his feet up, surely his nine lives are up after this adventure. I can't wait for his next book.