When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts in a panic.
To get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott – once his assistant, now a partner in the agency – set off on a trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a sinister manor house in the countryside.
During this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than ever – Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much more tricky than that . . .
Written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, Lethal White is an enthralling mystery.