Chasing the Dead
Tim Weaver

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Narrated By: Lee Ingleby, Joe Coen

Duration: 10 hours and 9 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Chasing the Dead by Tim Weaver, read by Joe Coen and Lee Ingleby.

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 . . .


Crime & mystery fiction, Psychological thriller

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Sunday Times

Tim Weaver writes books so meticulously researched that the reader is educated as well as entertained, enthralled and intrigued

Sunday Times bestselling author of Lying in Wait

Praise for Tim Weaver


Fans of Mo Hayder will be in seventh hell


The writing is beautiful and the plot so cleverly constructed I never guessed any of the twists

Sunday Times bestselling author of Local Girl Missing

Weaver has become one of this country's most respected, bestselling crime writers, and he fully deserves to be . . . Catch him at once

Daily Mail

A dark, complex and visceral read

Financial Times

Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex, written with flair as well as care


It had me racing to the end

Sunday Times bestselling author of The Widow

The rising star of British crime

Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of the DC Max Wolfe series

The story-telling is little short of brilliant

Crime Fiction Lover

Perfect plotting, great characterisation, and the kind of payoff that a thriller of this calibre deserves


I couldn't put it down