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I read – You Were Gone

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all good, wherever you are, whatever you’re reading (uh, I mean, know you’re reading this post at the moment, but I meant in general. Like, what book you’re currently reading. Now I feel silly). I really want to catch you up with what I’ve been reading since my last post so without any further delays.

You were Gone

by Tim Weaver

Blurb: 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 investigator David Raker on it. She tells officers that Raker is her husband.


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.


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 a disappearance.


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 . . .

What I thought: This is the first David Raker book that I’ve read and I absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to read the rest of them as well! It kept me guessing, made me impatient to know what happens next and really just pulled me in. I found the characters easy to get comfortable with and the story line was something I haven’t come across before. I would recommend this book whether you’re already familiar with Tim Weaver’s work or, like me, have only just discovered him.

Genres: Thriller, mystery, crime

My thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher Penguin for giving me this book to read in exchange for an honest review.

It’s been a while since I finished this book actually, so it was interesting for me to dig through the material I’d kept on it. My review was written immediately after I read it, so it was accurate at the time. And I do remember flying through it, so it must’ve really captured my attention. But I can’t really remember what this book was really about. I know it sounds weird because here I am, sharing this post with you now. But it has been months and I’ve read a looooot of books since. So they get a bit muddled up.

I guess it didn’t leave a lasting impression, but hey, my immediate thoughts were pretty great, right? That’s what I’m going to trust and believe in. The me who read this book a few months ago really enjoyed it.

I think I’ll leave it at that actually.

See you soon!


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