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The latest book in Tim Weaver’s David Raker series evolves around well-known series character, Colm Healy. The former police officers continues to slide to rock bottom, spending barely anytime sober and having now lost the roof over his head. We now find out that his steady demise is due to the murder of a mother and her two twin daughters many years ago.
Once again, the only person who understands Healy is private investigator David Raker until Healy disappears without a trace…
Raker knows that in order to find Healy, he has to find out what happened to the family, murdered in their own home.
Weaver’s books never cease to surprise me. Whenever I think I’ve figured it out, I haven’t, keeping me guessing almost always until the final chapters. However, this one is slightly different to some of his other books. Normally Raker’s cases are about people he doesn’t really know at all and with those there’s more often than not, something to go on. They also tend to have a lot more interference from the police, who obviously don’t like Raker sniffing around. This one, however, is pretty unpredictable. As the story unravels, it gets weirder and weirder and knowing how it ends, I still wouldn’t have picked up on any of the signs. It’s still dangerous, though perhaps not as dangerous as some of the others (for Raker at least). And it’s also unique as he’s trying to solve two separate, yet connected, mysteries.
If you’re looking for a new thriller to read as the days get colder, I’d highly recommend this one. It’s well written, it keeps you on the edge of your seat and best of all, it keeps you guessing until the end.
What Remains, published by Penguin, is available at £12.99 (hardback).