How did Strike turn into a non-public investigator?
After his mom’s loss of life, he dropped out of Oxford college, the place he began relationship his former fiancée Charlotte Chapman, and joined the military. After shedding his decrease leg in an explosion in Afghanistan, he transferred to SIB (Particular Investigation Department) and labored as a army police officer, earlier than utilizing these expertise to arrange his Soho detective company.
Why did Robin drop out of college?
Mid-way by way of a level in psychology, Robin was the sufferer of an assault on campus by a serial perpetrator sporting a gorilla masks. She gave proof that led to his conviction for rape and tried homicide, and the trauma led to her dropping out of college and transferring again residence along with her mother and father.
What occurred between Strike and Charlotte?
Solely fragments are identified within the TV collection. Earlier than the collection started, Cormoran was engaged to socialite Charlotte Chapman (Natasha O’Keeffe). When he first met Robin, he was mid-argument with Charlotte, who stormed out of his workplace promising that, like at all times, he would come crawling again to her. Cormoran moved out of their place and began sleeping in his Denmark Road workplace, the place Charlotte despatched his possessions in a field marked ‘Arsehole’.
In flashbacks, we study that Charlotte was pregnant at one level, and that Cormoran doubted he was the daddy. She self-harmed, probably a suicide try, and he comforted her. Later, she introduced her engagement to fellow socialite Jago Ross, and posted Cormoran her wedding ceremony pictures.
Who’re Cormoran Strike’s mother and father?
Rock star Jonny Rokeby, whom we’ve by no means met within the collection, and mannequin/ ‘groupie’ Leda Strike. Rokeby is a famed womaniser who fathered a number of kids and is essentially absent of their lives (‘So far as Johnny Rokeby was involved, I used to be only a shuddering of loins’), giving Cormoran a number of half-siblings. Leda was a supermodel who died of a heroin overdose that Strike has at all times suspected was administered intentionally by her second husband, musician Jeff Whittaker (Matt King).