Amy Myers is known for her short stories and historical novels featuring Victorian chef Auguste Didier and chimney sweep Tom Wasp. Her contemporary series features classic car detective Jack Colby, and she is currently working on a new 1920s mystery series featuring Nell Drury, chef at Kent’s Wychbourne Court.
Weaver’s sixth thriller featuring missing persons’ investigator David Raker is
massive. There are over 500 pages relating the story of his latest case, What Remains. That’s good news for his
huge numbers of fans as it gives the reader all the longer to live with Raker
while he comes to grips with his self-appointed quest to find out what has
happened to his friend Colm Healy.
Healy is an ex London
DI. The ex had come about four years earlier when Healy had become obsessed
with his then current case – the brutal murder of a mother and her
eight-year-old twin daughters. Failure to find their killer finally brought
Healy to the point where he had sacrificed his family, his home, his career and
his savings in order to continue to pursue the killer to the end. But the end
is a long time coming as Healy pleads for Raker’s help – but Raker then hears
no more from him.
Raker, with family
problems of his own, is at first reluctant but then but then he too becomes
consumed by the case that had defeated Healy four years earlier. The trail to
the killer is a hard one, with astonishing twists as it progresses, and though
at times in the early stages the plot builds up slowly, the author’s good
writing keeps the reader glued to the page for the dramatic twists and climax