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- Listening Length: 16 hours and 57 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 14 Aug. 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00M1ZU6KQ
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The central character is David Raker who specialises in finding people. He is a former journalist and knows how the Metropolitan Police function because of his many previous investigations, often proving an irritation to the cops because of his persistence in his pursuit of the truth.
Now he is presented with a particularly spiky mission---a senior police officer wants him to find her father, also a policeman but a very senior one who was in happy retirement with his wife in their isolated cottage on Dartmoor when one quiet evening he went out to the shed to get some firewood ---and never came back. No trace of him could be found, and that was a great puzzle.
As Raker starts digging he finds a whole trail of confusing and bewildering and even alarming clues. The missing officer, Leonard Franks, had an impeccable reputation. He was hardworking, a stickler for ethical behaviour and strict observance of police protocol. Why would he vanish like that? Why would he abandon his loving wife? Had criminals taken him in an act of vengeance? How was it that he could disappear in total silence in a place where a footfall could be heard 50 yards away?
What Raker discovers is a multi-layered conundrum. Remove one layer, you discover two more. Unsolved murder cases attract his attention. A disgraced police officer, Reynolds, fired by Franks for corruption, emerges as a key player is this drama.Read more ›
"I didn't do this job to make friends, I did it in order to bring home the missing"
Set in London and Devon, the investigation is interspersed with these psychiatric visits/evaluations going back a few years that are told in the third person. This all seemed a bit random at the beginning and unrelated but obviously the more I read the more that's revealed and you have to try and piece together how it all fits into the investigation in the present.
As Raker is drawn deeper into the investigation, more secrets are unravelled and you begin to realise everything is not as it seems. I liked how its told in the first person, how we get right inside Raker's head and we're right there working out the clues along with him.
This book has all the elements required for a really gripping crime novel - murder, kidnapping, break-ins and a really creepy mental institution which just happens to be on an island just off the coast which couldn't be any more haunting or sinister!
And just when you think it's all wrapped up and concluded nicely, wham! you get hit with another twist, bloody brilliant and then it's all cleverly set up for the next book/investigation. Overall, I found this to be a heart in mouth tense novel and with the situations Raker puts himself in to get to the truth it will have your heart pounding and your hands sweating!
Fall from Grace starts as a mystery, why would Leonard Franks, a retired policeman, just disappear from his remote Devon home on a quick visit outside for more firewood? David Raker who is the main character throughout the series of books is an investigator whose passion is the missing. He takes on the case and it soon develops into a fast moving twisty thriller that I didn't want to put down.
Tim Weaver is a little like a more complex Linwood Barclay. His writing draws you in, painting a picture without feeling you are drowning in description. The pages fly by at times when the action hits. The plot of this book is complex without being overly so. There are some editorial mistakes so it isn't perfect but what book is? I cannot leave any less than a brilliant five stars! Now off to start number six!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this series. Tim Weaver has developed an amazing character in David Raker. He is an original. His books are well written and imaginative. I can't put the book down. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kindle reader
I'm a big Tim Weaver fan so I loved this book. If you like a good detective story Tim Weaver is your man.Published 1 month ago by angelinie
I read many thrillers and I found this was tedious and I skim read it, to get yo the end. It's a shame as other people's reviews are good, which is why I bought it.Published 2 months ago by TBookWorm
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this enthralling story during a number of long car journeysPublished 2 months ago by MR JOEL D SIMONS
Was somewhat disappointed with this book, am reluctant to buy anymore from this author.Published 2 months ago by D.G.