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As memories of Afghanistan continue to haunt him, Strike’s first baffling case draws to a close (a second begins next week) and he unearths the truth about who killed Lula Landry.

With the help of CCTV footage, a visit to Lula’s adoptive mother Lady Yvette (the wonderful Siân Phillips) and some pretty shrewd detective work, he makes some very surprising deductions leading to a dramatic showdown.

Robin is demonstrating nifty sleuthing skills herself as she visits Lula’s favourite boutique and also makes headway with tracing the model’s birth family.

But will her rather dense fiancé Matt continue to stifle her dreams of a career in crime solving and, more importantly, can Strike afford to let her stay on?