“The second novel from Rowling’s alter ego Robert Galbraith”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
In this book we return to the Denmark Street office of Cormoran Strike, private investigator. After his previous success in solving the Landry case he sees an influx of rich wives hiring him to catch their cheating spouses. Seemingly bored by his current clientele, he is drawn into searching for missing author, Owen Quine, by his dowdy and socially lacking wife, Leonora.
This is another real onion of a book, with the layers peeling back quickly as you follow Strike, limping across London with the help of his immensely likeable Robin.
As you learn that Quine has written a poisonous manuscript, leaving all of his enemies in the literary world and beyond, barely concealed, he turns up brutally murdered. The race is on to narrow down the many suspects and beat the Met to finding the killer. Galbraith leads you on with clue after clue in an unputdownable read that keeps you hanging on until the jigsaw pieces come together in the final pages.