The Blackbird – Tim Weaver


Ten seconds before the crash, Cate and Aiden Gascoigne are recorded on CCTV. The couple are laughing – happy, untroubled.

Then their car plunges into a ninety-foot ravine.

The impact should kill them. And if that doesn’t, the fire will. Within seconds, the vehicle is an inferno – with the Gascoignes trapped inside.

But when fire crews arrive at the scene, they find something impossible.

The vehicle is empty.

Cate and Aiden have vanished.

Now only missing persons investigator David Raker can solve the mystery . . .


I read this book in one sitting. The first couple of chapters really hook you in to the mystery. Needing to know what happened.

Weaver manages to pack in a whole host of twists and turns into this story to keep you interested.

I did find some of the back and forth a little confusing and admittedly, reading all of these in order would probably also help.

I didn’t like the ending – I felt it ended up letting the rest of the book down, which is why I’ve gone for a 4/5.

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