Prudence Donleavy

Although he’s never met her, Strike hears from his half-sister Prudence Donleavy for the first time in Troubled Blood when she and Al want him to attend a party for their father, Jonny Rokeby.1 Prudence appears to be slightly more understanding than Al is about Strike’s reservations and explains via text that she is also a result of their father’s “briefer liaisons” (her mother was a well-known actress) and that she too has had to deal with her own “share of hurt and anger over the years.” 2

Strike has no objection to meeting her but wants to wait until his life is less complicated.3

1: Troubled Blood, Chapter 31
2,3: Troubled Blood, Chapter 34

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