Strike has gained some notoriety and success after solving the murder in The Cuckoo’s Calling. When author Owen Quine goes missing, his wife goes to Strike to ask him find her husband. She believes he is hiding out (as he has done before) and she wants Strike to bring him home. But once Strike begins digging into the case, he realizes the Quine hasn’t just gone off the grid for a few days but is actually missing. He has just written a new novel which is somewhat of a tell all of sorts, and that would offend a lot of people if it gets published, and therefore there are a lot of suspects who could be involved.
J.K. Rowling does SUCH a good job with these books. I love a mystery and these absolutely do not disappoint. They leave me on the edge of my seat and have me begging for more. If you haven’t read The Cuckoo’s Calling, definitely read that one first, since it is a series. Then move on to this one.