This is an unusual premise for a book. Chasing the Dead follows David Raker who investigates missing people. This is the first novel I have read with this subject manner. Unusual for me this book is also set in the UK so there were lots of references I could relate to. This was fast paced and extremely engaging throughout. In the end, the violence is a little uncomfortable but it is well written. I greatly enjoyed this novel however, I will not be rushing to read more from the series which is in conflict with how much I liked the book and something I can not fathom. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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.
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 . . .