Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)’s Lethal White is the forth of a series, but the first I’ve read. Coromoran Strike, a private detective, has an interesting visit from Billy, a man who seems to be having a psychotic break, who tells him of a child murder from his childhood. Strike’s intrigued but is detoured by a paid investigation into a blackmail attempt on a member of Parliament, who coincidentally grew up in the same area as Billy. Not being able to drop the investigation, Strike and his now partner Robin Ellacott, stake out and go undercover.
Strike must deal with his physical limitations and life choices that have left him alone in his upstairs apartment, while Robin must deal with her marriage that shouldn’t have happened.
Interesting read and shows behind the curtains of wealthier families in Britain. The things that get hidden away and the lies that get told, all in the belief that they are somehow superior to pretty much everyone.
Read June 2019