The Blackbird

The heart-pounding Sunday Times bestseller 2023 (David Raker Missing Persons 11)

Tim Weaver author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:16th Feb '23

£9.99

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The Blackbird cover

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 3 BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY PICK
DAVID RAKER IS BACK WITH ANOTHER HEART-POUNDING MISSING PERSONS CASE

'Tim Weaver is the master of clever, unpredictable plots' CLAIRE DOUGLAS
'If you haven't yet met Raker, you're in for a treat' MICK HERRON
'A fine addition to an excellent series' OBSERVER
'Brilliant . . . A jaw-dropping number of twists and turns. Truly excellent' B.A. PARIS
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CCTV footage captures Cate and Aiden Gascoigne driving home seconds before their car plunges into a ravine and explodes.

When fire crews arrive, the vehicle is empty.

Cate and Aiden have vanished.

Missing persons investigator David Raker has solved too many impossible cases. He knows that behind every disappearance lies a dark tale waiting to be uncovered.

What he doesn't know is how dark this one is - or how close it will get to him . . .
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'Shocking, gripping, heart-pounding, The Blackbird is unputdownable . . . Bloody brilliant' NIKKI MAY

'The impressive Weaver triumphs again with this intricate mystery' DAILY MAIL

'A wonderfully complex, riveting and engaging read that kept me glued to the pages from beginning to end with its sky high levels of suspense and tension' 5***** Reader Review

'A superb twisty crime thriller - writing at its very best. Will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing right up to the end' 5***** Reader Review

'I always look forward to a new Raker but The Blackbird blew me away. Brilliantly plotted, deliciously dark and so clever and unpredictable I was left reeling as I turned the last page. I'm already eagerly awaiting Tim Weaver's next. A writer at the top of his game' Claire Douglas

'Taut and immersive, with all the hallmarks of a true crime novel' Catherine Steadman

'Incredibly well-paced, with menacing, clever twists - Raker is back in this stunning read from one of the masters of the genre. Tim Weaver goes from strength to strength and this is his best book yet' Phoebe Morgan

Top 3 Sunday Times bestseller, February 2023
Richard and Judy Book Club Pick, Spring 2023
Tim Weaver's books have sold over one million copies across...

I much enjoyed Tim Weaver 's latest, The Blackbird. It's a fine addition to an excellent series * Observer *
With the David Raker novels, Tim Weaver has carved out an area of British crime fiction uniquely his own. Unsettling, brilliantly plotted, and satisfyingly complex, these books are unputdownable, and the latest - The Blackbird - is no exception. If you haven't yet met Raker, you're in for a treat -- Mick Herron
I always look forward to a new Raker but The Blackbird blew me away. Brilliantly plotted, deliciously dark and so clever and unpredictable I was left reeling as I turned the last page. I'm already eagerly awaiting Tim Weaver's next. A writer at the top of his game -- Claire Douglas
A brilliant missing persons mystery with plenty of intrigue and a jaw-dropping number of twists and turns. Truly excellent -- B A Paris
Incredibly well-paced, with menacing, clever twists - Raker is back in this stunning read from one of the masters of the genre. Tim Weaver goes from strength to strength and this is his best book yet -- Phoebe Morgan
The impressive Weaver triumphs again with this intricate mystery * Daily Mail *
Shocking, gripping, heart-pounding, The Blackbird is unputdownable . . . Bloody brilliant -- Nikki May
Taut and immersive, with all the hallmarks of a true crime novel -- Catherine Steadman
This is the 11th novel by Weaver to feature his widowed sleuth, and the author's casual expertise is firmly in evidence * Financial Times *
A killer concept, and a twisty, addictive tale. Fabulous! -- Gytha Lodge
Weaver lives up to his name with this expertly spun web of dark secrets and inexplicable disappearances -- Cara Hunter
Praise for Tim Weaver * - *
Terrific * Sunday Times *
Thrilling
Bliss * Lee Child *
So many twists and surprises * The Times *

ISBN: 9781405943741

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 27mm

Weight: 319g

464 pages