Source: Public Library
Cormoran Strike is having a pretty normal day until his assistant receives a severed leg. Robin Ellacott works for Strike at his Private Investigator agency. Strike lost part of his leg in Afghanistan and starts trying to piece together who would have done this to repay him. He has a few criminals that he had gotten locked up that he suspects, but the severed leg hits close to home.
This story twists and turns through London and Robin and Strike set off with his leads. In typical fashion, the police can only do so much, whereas a PI Strike and Robin are only able to do so much. As the serial killer continues to kill, Stike is trying to get Robin out of harms way.
This is the 3rd book in the Cormoran Strike series. This was my first in the Strike series. Luckily for me, it reads as a stand alone novel.