The Last Goodbye - Tim Weaver

Reading Challenge Category: Free ARC from NetGalley

Official Blurb:

On the night Tom Brenner and his nine-year-old son Leo visit the Seven Peaks theme park, they head straight for the ghost house.
They go in. But they don't come out.
Somewhere inside the ride, impossible as it seems, the two of them simply vanish.
When Rebekah Murphy was three, her mother walked out of their childhood home and never returned.
Nearly four decades on, Fiona Murphy is still missing.
But then, out of the blue, a letter arrives in the post.
It says it's from Fiona.
Missing persons investigator David Raker is hired by Rebekah to find out if the letter is actually from her mother - and soon makes a connection to the Brenners.
But these are mysteries whose secrets were never meant to be found.
And with his closest ally under arrest and about to reveal some truths of his own, the danger to Raker is coming from all sides...

My Thoughts:

As a fervent enthusiast of Tim Weaver's captivating David Raker series, I embarked on the twelfth instalment, "The Last Goodbye," with high expectations. Let me assure you, dear readers, that those expectations were not only met but exceeded. With its intricate web of events and constant sense of urgency, this novel effortlessly ensnares your attention from start to finish.
Weaver masterfully picks up the narrative threads left dangling in the previous book, seamlessly continuing the gripping journey of Raker and Healey. The fallout from their previous encounters sets the stage for an enthralling adventure, one that never wanes in momentum.
The investigation at the core of "The Last Goodbye" is a labyrinthine enigma, requiring readers to remain alert and astute at every turn. Weaver deftly introduces an array of characters, their identities often shrouded in secrecy and their names morphing in a dizzying dance of deception. Keeping up with these intricacies may prove challenging, but it is a testament to Weaver's skill that he maintains a sense of clarity amidst the complexity.
And oh, that reveal at the climax! It is a masterstroke, carefully crafted and artfully interwoven throughout the narrative. One can sense Weaver's meticulous planning as the puzzle pieces fall into place, leaving readers both satisfied and in awe. The author's patience in developing this revelation over time rather than resorting to hasty resolutions is commendable and adds an extra layer of satisfaction to the reading experience.
As an inadvertent latecomer to the series, beginning with the tenth book, I cannot help but feel a tinge of regret for not delving into David Raker's world sooner. However, I am delighted to report that my newfound enthusiasm has led me to acquire the first book in the series. I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to immerse myself in the earlier works and discover the depths of character and storytelling that I have been missing.
In summary, "The Last Goodbye" is a magnetic addition to the David Raker series, brimming with entanglements, relentless action, and a storyline that compels you to stay glued to the pages. Tim Weaver's ability to craft a narrative that keeps readers engrossed is truly commendable. So, whether you are an ardent fan or a newcomer like myself, I wholeheartedly recommend this book and the series as a whole. Prepare to be captivated by a world you won't want to leave.

The Last Goodbye
by Tim Weaver
Date Started
10th May 2023
Date Finished
14th May 2023