Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, detective partners extraordinaire with a heated undercurrent of love, are entangled in another multi-layer murder investigation.
Without experience in online discovery, Strike and Robin are jerked into the homicide case of Edie Ledwell, cartoon artist of The Ink Black Heart. Her partner is paralyzed from the same attack, but reveals little to no clues on the case.
Strike and Robin work excessive hours on a full load at their detective agency, of which I feel they do in order to ignore the sentiment they both almost consciously admit.
Strike's rugged, yet handsome appearance always attracts the most beautiful and rich woman in England. He doesn't intend to use them, but his heart is hidden in Robin's pocket.
Robin rarely dates, but keeps herself busy searching for clues and answers for the agency. I chuckle when Strike thinks a man is interested in Robin because he forces himself to wish her well even if any other guy is nothing more than a bloke and not good enough for her. She silently admits she loves Strike. Dashing my excitement as the reader, she insists on changing her feelings.
Fortunately, the murder investigation is incredibly in-depth with many characters taking part and keeping me engrossed in the story as I wait, and wait for Robin and Strike to somehow find a way to be together.