The Missing Family

The Missing Family



Fiendishly serpentine and utterly compulsive' LOUISE CANDLISH

One family...

On a beautiful summer's day, at a remote lake in the middle of Dartmoor, three members of the Fowler family take a dinghy out onto the water, leaving mother Sarah at the shore.

Less than sixty seconds later, she checks to see where they are.
The boat is drifting in the middle of the lake. It's empty.

Sarah's family have completely vanished.

One killer...
At the Skyline Casino in London, the security team have just made a headline-grabbing arrest: they've spotted and detained a man suspected of murdering a high roller.

After locking him in one of their holding cells, the team station themselves outside and wait for the police. But when the cops arrive, they find something impossible.

The killer is no longer inside the cell.

Two detectives...

David Raker is an expert at solving missing persons puzzles - but these mysteries are unlike anything he's ever seen.

As he digs into the Fowler's, his long-time ally - ex-detective, Colm Healy - tries to get to the bottom of what happened at the casino.

But the men are in danger. Because, buried in the shadows of both cases, is a deadly secret that was never meant to come out...


'Weaver's books are unputdownable. If you haven't yet met Raker, you're in for a treat' MICK HERRON
'Impossibly clever. Impossible to put down' CHRIS WHITAKER
'Corkscrew twists. Impossible to read without breaking into a sweat' THE TIMES
'The master of clever, unpredictable plots' CLAIRE DOUGLAS


  • Fiendishly serpentine and utterly compulsive – I am a huge fan of the Raker mysteries

About the author

Tim Weaver

Tim Weaver is the Sunday Times bestselling author of thirteen 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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