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Fall from Grace

A David Raker Mystery

by Tim Weaver

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Fall from Grace by Tim Weaver
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2016
    416 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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International bestselling author Tim Weaver returns with his next David Raker mystery, a high-stakes search for a recently retired detective who vanishes from his own home.

After decades of service, Leonard Franks has stepped down from the Metropolitan Police as a high-ranking detective in the Homicide and Serious Crime Command. He and his wife, Ellie, have retired to a farmhouse in the seclusion of the English countryside, far from the clamor of London. Everything goes just as they've imagined, until the night Leonard leaves the house to fetch firewood - and never returns.

With the police investigation at a dead end nine months later, Leonard's daughter, a detective herself, turns in desperation to David Raker, a missing persons investigator with a gift for finding the lost. But nothing can prepare Raker for what he's about to find - or for the devastating secret behind this disappearance. And by the time he realizes what it is, and how deep the lies go, he finds himself in serious danger - along with everyone he cares about

Raker's action-packed investigation takes readers on a richly atmospheric thrill ride, from the seedy backstreets of London and the stark quiet of the Devon countryside to the sinister hallways of an abandoned mental institution. In Fall from Grace, Weaver has delivered another sharp, emotionally charged mystery that saves its most startling revelations for the final pages.

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"Starred Review. A deeply felt, un-put-downable thriller. ... All the plotlines Weaver has launched do indeed fit together, and the monstrous pattern that emerges is as devastating as in any of Ross Macdonald's nightmares." - Kirkus

"Affecting ... As Raker presciently observes at the beginning of this dark journey, 'Everyone wanted the truth until they got it.'" - Publishers Weekly

"Raker's persistence uncovers some disturbing secrets and puts him in chillingly depicted peril. The bits we learn about why people go missing and what kinds of tracks they might leave are fascinating. An exciting puzzle, given added depth by Raker's complicated character." - Booklist

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Tim Weaver

Tim Weaver is the international bestselling author of a series of mysteries featuring private investigator David Raker. He made his American debut with Never Coming Back, which was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club and nominated for a National Book Award in the UK, and in 2015 he was longlisted for the prestigious Dagger in the Library Award from the Crime Writers' Association. Weaver is also the host of the popular podcast Missing, about how people disappear and how investigators search for them. A former journalist and magazine editor, he now writes fiction full time and lives with his wife and daughter in Bath, England.

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