- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (7 July 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0241957400
- ISBN-13: 978-0241957400
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (298 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 434,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Chasing the Dead Paperback – 7 Jul 2011
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Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex, sometimes horrific, written with flair as well as care (Guardian)
I couldn't put it down (Sun)
Weaver has delivered another cracking crime thriller (Daily Mail) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Tim Weaver was born in 1977. At eighteen, he left school and started working in magazine journalism, and has since gone on to develop a successful career writing about films, TV, sport, games and technology. He is married with a young daughter, and lives near Bath. Chasing the Dead is his first novel.
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Top Customer Reviews
The first 40 % was a little slow and understandably sets the scene. It relates how Mary approaches David (an ex journalist and amateur missing persons searcher) to find her son Alex, who she claims to have seen in a London street five years after his death. David agrees to take on the missing person case as he also tries to come to terms with the death of his wife. Subconsciously he seeks parallels between Mary and his own loss, hoping that if he finds Alex, he could somehow resurrect his wife.
Little does he realise that the search for one missing person can cause grave danger to himself. As the plot unfolds, David's targets become increasingly sinister as he gets caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Weaver skilfully conveys a sense of imminent danger as each page progresses and the violence and gore amplifies David's hopelessness and seemingly inevitable demise. Unseen twists in the book progress with each chapter leaving a surprising conclusion. More importantly, all lose ends are coherently tied up leaving you eagerly awaiting the next book.
I'm starting book two next...The Dead Tracks.
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The plot build-up was so good I was certain I was going to feel let down by the end of this debut novel. Not so. It is one of the best books I've read for a while. Read morePublished 16 days ago by TallyCat
A real page turner and hard to put down. First David Raker novel I've read and I really enjoyed the book.Published 1 month ago by GeorgeS
The first sentence of this book reads: "Sometimes, towards the end, it was like she was drowning: she would wake me by tugging at the cusp of my shirt, her eyes flickering,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Caterina
A promising start, and the story flows well for the first half of the book then it became unreadable, unrealistic, a gratuitous description of violence and torture that only Jack... Read morePublished 1 month ago by alessandro
I thought this book to be deeply unpleasant with too much violence. Not for me I'm afraid .. Perhaps the nect in the series will br better?Published 1 month ago by Mystery Buff
Great first novel, building the character of David making you want to follow the next chapter of his life and how he moves on from the loss of DerrynPublished 1 month ago by A Keep