Carmoran Strike is more caring than he admit to himself. He taken up this case because the woman really need help.
The husband has gone missing, and this is not the first time. Owen, the writer, was a self-obsessed jerk. He did this disappearing act for attention and hope to get publicity.
Now he was found dead. Who killed this person?
The detective who is on this case is a friend of Strike. More than friend as Strike has saved his life.
The way the backstory given Strike a bit more dimension, or how he interacted with other characters.
Also, the story involved his younger brother Al. Al is a rich kid being the son of a rock star. He wanted to stay connected to his brother.
Robin is also better as a character. She really wants to be a detective in training. She had advanced driver training and has saved Strike and herself from a car accident.
Really like the bit about Strike giving remarks on how pretty Robin is, how she needs to disguise herself.
Matthew is loved by Robin and just not that likable, selfish bastard.
He didn't like Robin to have this job and he dislike Strike.
The story itself has some twists and turns. Keep the readers guessing. Good detective book.
Really enjoyed this. 5 stars work.