The 5th installment of Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike series lived up to expectation with intrigue, topical issues, suspense over Cormoran and Robin's relationship, tensions within the detective agency's workforce, stress from Robin's family regarding the breakdown of her marriage, pressure from Cormoran's estranged siblings, death of a much loved family member all leading to a thoroughly good read!! And, all of this without hinting at the actual investigations the agency undertakes. Was a serial killer to blame for the disappearance of a young doctor 40 years ago? Robin and Cormoran spend a year chasing down leads as well as tying up tne loose ends of other cases. So, lots to enjoy. I recommend it highly.