The Ink Black Heart
When frantic, dishevelled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn't know quite what to make of the situation. The co-creator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the pseudonym of Anomie. Edie is desperate to uncover Anomie's true identity.
Robin decides that the agency can't help with this - and thinks nothing more of it until a few days later, when she reads the shocking news that Edie has been tasered and then murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of The Ink Black Heart.
Robin and her business partner Cormoran Strike become drawn into the quest to uncover Anomie's true identity. But with a complex web of online aliases, business interests and family conflicts to navigate, Strike and Robin find themselves embroiled in a case that stretches their powers of deduction to the limits - and which threatens them in new and horrifying ways . . .
A gripping, fiendishly clever mystery, The Ink Black Heart is a true tour-de-force.
Keeps you guessing
This is a bit tedious as an audiobook because of the repetitiveness of the reported dialogue from twitter and messaging. Overall the story keeps you guessing to the end.
Absolutely loved the twists and turns in the plot! As some reviewers have mentioned - there are chat exchanges which are narrated, which was a bit cumbersome initially. However as soon as I got used to the same usernames/people being mentioned - it stopped being an issue. Robert Glenister’s narration, as always, is superb.
Don’t waste your money
Was really looking forward to listening to this audiobook having enjoyed previous books by this author. I gave up at chapter 35 as it was too dull and fed up of listening to conversations read out from a phone or computer.