The Last Goodbye

The Last Goodbye


Two disappearances. Two families. One secret. Missing persons investigator David Raker returns to crack a cold case wide open.

‘Impossible to read without breaking into a sweat’ The Times

'Unsettling, brilliantly plotted, and satisfyingly complex, these books are unputdownable. If you haven't yet met Raker, you're in for a treat' Mick Herron

like a vice and twists like a rollercoaster. Impossibly clever. Impossible to put down' Chris Whitaker



On the night Tom Brenner and his nine-year-old son Leo visit the Seven Peaks theme park, they head straight for the ghost house.

They go in. But they don't come out.

Somewhere inside the ride, impossible as it seems, the two of them simply vanish.


When Rebekah Murphy was three, her mother walked out of their childhood home and never returned.

Nearly four decades on, Fiona Murphy is still missing.

But then, out of the blue, a letter arrives in the post.

It says it's from Fiona.


Missing persons investigator David Raker is hired by Rebekah to find out if the letter is actually from her mother - and soon makes a connection to the Brenners.

But these are mysteries whose secrets were never meant to be found.

And with his closest ally under arrest and about to reveal some truths of his own, the danger to Raker is coming from all sides...


Praise For Tim Weaver:

'Terrific' Sunday Times

A writer at the top of his game' Claire Douglas

'Packed with twists' Daily Express

Genuinely original' Gillian McAllister

'What a talent' Daily Mail

'Impressive' Guardian

Sunday Times
bestseller, June 2023
Tim Weavers' books have sold over one million copies across all formats [Nielsen Bookscan, April 2024]


  • Corkscrew twists. Impossible to read without breaking into a sweat
    The Times

About the author

Tim Weaver

Tim Weaver is the Sunday Times bestselling author of fourteen novels, including No One Home, The Blackbird and The Last Goodbye, and a short story collection. He is also 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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