England’s most famous detective, Cormoran Strike, is hired by a woman from Africa who wants him to find her mother. When the case gets personal, Strike will face his biggest challenge yet. In this profoundly moving and compelling new story, Robert Galbraith creates a character who rises above his pain to confront one of our time’s most enduring social issues — chronic homelessness.
Cormoran Strike is investigating the disappearance of a wealthy heiress. When he is approached by her mother, who wants him to find her daughter, Strike realizes that he has a lot of questions to ask about this seemingly perfect family and the past they are trying so desperately to forget.
The latest mystery novel from J.K. Rowling, under her pen name of Robert Galbraith, is a gripping crime thriller that hints at the author’s tragedies. Cormoran Strike is standing on the cliffs overlooking the sea when he is approached by Lula Landry, who asks for help finding her mother Margot Bamborough — who disappeared without a trace in 1974 when Cormoran was 9 years old. His investigation uncovers dark secrets and lies — not just within Margot’s family but also in Strike himself, who faces questions about his past.
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Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough — who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974.
The strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on, adding to the long list of cases he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her feelings about Strike.
As Strike and Robin investigate Margot’s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer, and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly.