The Blackbird

The Blackbird : The heart-pounding Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Richard & Judy pick No One Home

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DAVID RAKER IS BACK WITH ANOTHER HEART-POUNDING MISSING PERSONS CASE

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER

'With the Raker novels, Tim Weaver has carved out an area of British crime fiction uniquely his own. Unsettling, brilliantly plotted, and satisfyingly complex, these books are unputdownable, and the latest - The Blackbird - is no exception. If you haven't yet met Raker, you're in for a treat' MICK HERRON

'Tim Weaver is the master of clever, unpredictable plots' CLAIRE DOUGLAS
'Brilliant . . . A jaw-dropping number of twists and turns. Truly excellent' B.A. PARIS
'Shocking, gripping, heart-pounding, The Blackbird is unputdownable . . . Bloody brilliant' NIKKI MAY
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Just before the crash, Cate and Aiden Gascoigne are recorded on CCTV, laughing and happy. Then their car plunges into a ninety-foot ravine.

Within seconds, the vehicle is an inferno - and the Gascoignes are trapped inside.

But when fire crews arrive, they find something impossible:

The vehicle is empty.

Cate and Aiden have vanished.

And only missing persons investigator David Raker can solve the mystery . . .
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'A wonderfully complex, riveting and engaging read that kept me glued to the pages from beginning to end with its sky high levels of suspense and tension' 5***** Reader Review

'A superb twisty crime thriller - writing at its very best. Will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing right up to the end' 5***** Reader Review

'I always look forward to a new Raker but The Blackbird blew me away. Brilliantly plotted, deliciously dark and so clever and unpredictable I was left reeling as I turned the last page. I'm already eagerly awaiting Tim Weaver's next. A writer at the top of his game' Claire Douglas

'Taut and immersive, with all the hallmarks of a true crime novel' Catherine Steadman

'Incredibly well-paced, with menacing, clever twists - Raker is back in this stunning read from one of the masters of the genre. Tim Weaver goes from strength to strength and this is his best book yet' Phoebe Morgan
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 39mm | 685g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241418712
  • 9780241418710
  • 1,902

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With the David Raker novels, Tim Weaver has carved out an area of British crime fiction uniquely his own. Unsettling, brilliantly plotted, and satisfyingly complex, these books are unputdownable, and the latest - The Blackbird - is no exception. If you haven't yet met Raker, you're in for a treat -- Mick Herron I always look forward to a new Raker but The Blackbird blew me away. Brilliantly plotted, deliciously dark and so clever and unpredictable I was left reeling as I turned the last page. I'm already eagerly awaiting Tim Weaver's next. A writer at the top of his game -- Claire Douglas A brilliant missing persons mystery with plenty of intrigue and a jaw-dropping number of twists and turns. Truly excellent -- B A Paris Incredibly well-paced, with menacing, clever twists - Raker is back in this stunning read from one of the masters of the genre. Tim Weaver goes from strength to strength and this is his best book yet -- Phoebe Morgan Shocking, gripping, heart-pounding, The Blackbird is unputdownable . . . Bloody brilliant -- Nikki May Taut and immersive, with all the hallmarks of a true crime novel -- Catherine Steadman This is the 11th novel by Weaver to feature his widowed sleuth, and the author's casual expertise is firmly in evidence * Financial Times * A killer concept, and a twisty, addictive tale. Fabulous! -- Gytha Lodge Praise for Tim Weaver * - * Terrific * Sunday Times * Thrilling Bliss * Lee Child * So many twists and surprises * The Times *
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About Tim Weaver

Tim Weaver is the Sunday Times bestselling author of twelve thrillers, including You Were Gone and No One Home. He has been nominated for a National Book Award, twice selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, and shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. He is the host and producer of the chart-topping Missing podcast and is currently developing an original TV series with the team behind Line of Duty. A former journalist and magazine editor, he lives near Bath with his wife and daughter.
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