NB: SPOILERS INSIDE
So in the final Strike story – for some time, at least – we saw that Robin had been sent a severed leg in the post. Strike immediately thought of three suspects that could be behind such a personal attack: Noel Brockbank, an ex-major who had been accused of abusing his daughter, Britney, and someone Cormoran had investigated when he was in the army; some guy called Donald Laing, and ex-squaddie who had been convicted of abusing his wife and child by Cormoran and sent down; and Jeff Whittaker, his mum’s old flame and who had been suspected of pushing her to suicide. The stakes were upped considerably when a young teen linked to Strike was found murdered. He was being framed for something and taunted from afar. But by who?