The Blackbird

The Blackbird

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


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Just before the crash, Cate and Aiden Gascoigne are recorded on CCTV. The couple are laughing, 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.


Missing persons investigator David Raker is hired by Cate's family to find out what happened.

But this is a mystery that won't easily give up its secrets.

As Raker links Cate and Aiden's disappearance to an unsolved thirty-year-old murder, he doesn't realise he's set something terrible in motion . . .


. . . and it will bring him and his ally, former detective Colm Healy, into the crosshairs of a killer like no other.

Praise For The David Raker Series:

'Terrific' Sunday Times

'Packed with twists' Daily Express

'What a talent' Daily Mail

'Impressive' Guardian

© Tim Weaver 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022


  • I much enjoyed Tim Weaver 's latest, The Blackbird. It's a fine addition to an excellent series

About the author

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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