Saturday, 12 May 2018

You Were Gone/Tim Weaver - Book Review

I buried you. I mourned you ... But now you're back.

Three days after Christmas, a woman walks into a police station. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with the name of missing persons investigator David Raker on it. She tells officers that Raker is her husband.
SHE SAYS SHE'S MY WIFE.

When he turns up at the station, Raker is stunned. The woman looks exactly like his wife. She knows all about their marriage, their history, even private conversations the two of them had. There's just one problem: Raker's wife has been dead for eight years.

MY WIFE DIED . . . DIDN'T SHE?

The woman tells the police that Raker had a breakdown. A respected doctor backs up her account. Items are missing that prove Raker's side of the story - and, worst of all, he soon becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance.

SHE'S EITHER A LIAR - OR I AM.

Could Raker have imagined their whole marriage? Is he delusional? Is this really the woman he loved and grieved for? Hunted by the police, Raker will have to find out the truth before it costs him everything - his memories, his sanity, his life ...

Review

I love discovering new authors, especially ones as good as Tim Weaver. I have never read any of his work before, but I will certainly read more. I really enjoyed the character of David Raker and I cant wait to go back and read previous novels featuring him. I didn't actually realise the novel was part of a series straight away, so it definitely works as a standalone book.

This novel drew me in from the very first chapter. The premise of the story was well told and well thought out. I don't want to give any spoilers so I will just say, I didn't have a clue who was telling the truth straight away.

Every so often we are shared extracts from someone that gives another dimension to the story. Again with this part I thought one thing about it, then had my mind changed. It is so hard to do a review of this type of book without giving spoilers. 

A must read for any crime/psychological thrillers fan. I read it in a day because I just couldn't put it down.

Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin UK - Michael Joseph for the chance to read and review.

Have you read any of Tim Weaver's work? Let me know in the comments.

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2 comments

  1. Wow this sounds like an amazing read! I’m sure I have seen a film
    With a very similar storyline but for the life of me can’t remember what it’s called! I will be on the lookout for this book it sounds right up my street!

    Melanie | www.frasersfunhouse.com

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    1. It was really good! I couldn't put it down. Sounds like I need to find out what that film is xx

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