David Raker Missing Persons

by 11 books in this series
#1 - Chasing the Dead
#1 - Chasing the Dead
One year ago, Alex Towne's body was found. One month ago, his mother saw him on the street. One week ago, David Raker agreed to look for him. Now he wishes he hadn't.
Mary Towne's son, Alex, went missing six years ago. Five years later he finally turned up - as a corpse in a car wreck. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn't want the work: it's clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity brought to him by a woman unable to let go of her son. But haunted by a loss of his own, Raker reluctantly agrees.
Big mistake.
For as he digs deeper, he discovers that Alex's life was not the innocent one his mother believed. Buried in his past are secrets that were never meant to be found - and dark, dangerous men willing to kill to protect them.
Soon Raker will discover that there are things far worse than death . . .
#2 - The Dead Tracks
#2 - The Dead Tracks
A serial killer more terrifying than you could ever imagine . . .

Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. But six months after she vanished, she's still not been found.
Missing persons investigator David Raker knows what it's like to lose someone. So, when he's hired by Megan's parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain - and that the darkest secrets can be buried deep.
And Megan's secrets could cost him his life.
Because as Raker investigates her disappearance, he realizes everything is a lie. People close to her are dead. Others are too terrified to talk. And soon the conspiracy of silence leads Raker towards a forest with a horrifying history - which was once the hunting ground for a brutal, twisted serial killer. The Dead Tracks . . .
#3 - Vanished
#3 - Vanished
For millions of Londoners, the morning of 17 December is just like any other. But not for Sam Wren. He boards a tube train, and never gets off again. No eyewitnesses. No trace of him on security cameras. Six months later, he's still missing.
David Raker has made a career out of finding the lost. Enlisted by Sam's desperate wife, Raker must unearth secrets that go deeper than anyone could have imagined if he hopes to find Sam. Someone knows what happened on the tube that day, and they'll do anything to keep Sam's secrets firmly buried . . .
#4 - Never Coming Back
#4 - Never Coming Back
A secret that will change lives forever . . .

It was supposed to be the start of a big night out. But when Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house, she finds the front door unlocked and no one inside. Dinner's cooking, the TV's on. Carrie, her husband and their two daughters are gone.
When the police draw a blank, Emily asks missing persons investigator David Raker to find them. It's clear someone doesn't want the family found.
But as he gets closer to the truth, Raker begins to uncover evidence of a sinister cover-up, spanning decades and costing countless lives. And worse, in trying to find Emily's missing family, he might just have made himself the next target . . .
#5 - Fall From Grace
#5 - Fall From Grace

When Leonard and Ellie Franks leave London for retirement in secluded Dartmoor everything seems perfect. Until their new life is shattered. One evening Leonard heads outside to fetch firewood - and never returns.


Nine months later, with the investigation at a dead end, Leonard's family turn to David Raker - a missing persons investigator. Nothing could prepare Raker for what he uncovers.


At the heart of this disappearance lies a devastating secret. And when Raker realises how deep the lies go, it's not just him in danger - it's everyone he cares about.
#6 - What Remains
#6 - What Remains
Colm Healy used to be one of the Met's best detectives. Until, haunted by the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters, his failure to find an elusive killer left his life in ruins.
Missing persons investigator David Raker is the only friend Healy has left. As they reopen the investigation together, Raker learns the hard way how this case breeds obsession - and how an unsolvable puzzle can break even the best detective.
Their search takes them down a trail of darkness, unravelling a thread of tragedy, and forces them to sacrifice everything they have left.
#7 - Broken Heart
#7 - Broken Heart
A woman drives to a beautiful headland overlooking the Devon coast. She is never seen again, and no trace of where she went can be found.
The woman's sister calls missing persons investigator David Raker. As Raker tries to find her whereabouts - fearing the worst - he learns that she was recently widowed from a reclusive film director.
It seems that, going through her husband's belongings, she found a secret so dark and shocking that it forced her to leave her entire life behind. Chasing the truth will consume Raker and place him in grave danger...
#8 - I Am Missing
#8 - I Am Missing
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 ten 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 - 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 on a London railway line two years ago?

Could Richard be responsible for her death - or is he next?
#9 - You Were Gone
#9 - You Were Gone
She says she's my wife. Either she's a liar - or I am.

A woman walks into a police station. She has no ID, just a piece of paper with the name 'David Raker' on it. She says she's his wife.

The woman looks just like her. She knows everything about him and their life together. But David buried his wife eight years ago. A day later, she vanishes.

Now the prime suspect in her disappearance, David must find out the truth before the police close in.

But what is the truth? If this is really his wife, is he losing his mind? And if it isn't, who is she and what sinister game is she playing?
#10 - No One Home
#10 - No One Home
On Halloween night, the residents of Black Gale gather for a dinner party. As the only nine people living there, they've become close friends as well as neighbours.
They eat, drink and laugh. They play games and take photographs. Except those photographs will be the last record of any of them. By the next morning, the whole village has vanished.
With no bodies, no evidence and no clues, the mystery of what happened at Black Gale remains unsolved two and a half years on. But then the families of the missing turn to investigator David Raker - and their obsession becomes his.
What secrets were the neighbours keeping from their families - and from each other? Were they really everything they seemed? And is Raker looking for nine missing people - or nine dead bodies?
#11 - The Blackbird
#11 - The Blackbird
Ten seconds before the crash, Cate and Aiden Gascoigne are recorded on CCTV. The couple are laughing - happy, untroubled.

Then their car plunges into a ninety-foot ravine.

The impact should kill them. And if that doesn't, the fire will. Within seconds, the vehicle is an inferno - with the Gascoignes trapped inside.

But when fire crews arrive at the scene, they find something impossible.

The vehicle is empty.

Cate and Aiden have vanished.

Now only missing persons investigator David Raker can solve the mystery . . .

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