Abigail and Lindy: Mother and daughter who are friends of the Nancarrows.
Aisha: One of Dr. Gupta’s children, who is a doctor.
Albert Shimmings: A florist who was questioned in connection to the van that was spotted near the location Margot was last seen.
Alice Talbot: Married to Gregory Talbot, the son of Bill Talbot.
Amelia Crichton: Charlotte’s sister.
Andrea Hooton: 23-year-old victim of Dennis Creed.
Andrew Shenstone: Matthew’s attorney.
Arnold and Rachel Sawyer: Husband and wife who own a printing company. A witness claims to have seen Margot through their window.
Auntie Carmen: Wilma Bayliss’ sister.
Auntie May: Carl Oakden’s aunt.
Barry Fisher: Manager at Shifty’s gym who also visits Elinor Dean’s home.
Beryl Gould: A friend of Violet Cooper’s who owned a dry-cleaning business. She employed Dennis Creed.
Blanche Doris Satchwell: Paul Satchwell’s older sister who died in 1945 at the age of 10.
Brian Satchwell: Name of a man Robin finds in her search for Paul Satchwell.
Browning: According to Gregory Talbot, Browning was Bill Talbot’s best friend on the force.
Bunny Lisa: A woman who worked with Margot and Oonagh at the Playboy Club.
Bunny Rita: A woman who worked with Margot and Oonagh at the Playboy Club.
Cathy: Daughter of Betty Fuller.
Charlie Ramage: Potential witness who previously claimed to have seen Margot in Leamington Spa after her disappearance. He was noted as a wealthy man in the hot tub business.
Charlie Ramage’s son: Could not confirm the story to Robin via phone.
Chris: A friend of Dave Polworth’s. Polworth reminded Strike that they had once met at his daughter Rozwyn’s christening.
Cindy: Daughter of Betty Fuller.
Colin Satchwell: Name of a man Robin finds in her search for Paul Satchwell.
Corinne Maxwell: A friend of Linda Ellacott’s.
Daffy: A child in the Palacio Lounge café who’s annoying Strike and eventually falls and starts bleeding, prompting Strike and Robin to leave.
Darren: One of Greg Talbot’s foster children.
Dave Underwood: He was employed by a wholefood’s shop in 1974 when Margot went missing. Robin speaks to his daughter, who confirms that he drove a van for the shop and could have been the van that was spotted in the area.
Dopey, Pro footballer: A new client at the agency.
Ironmonger: The downstairs neighbor of the Athorns’ who is always complaining about the them.
Dr. Brenner’s sister: Mentioned as a spinster, she was Dr. Brenner’s alibi for the night Margot went missing. Dr. Brenner lived with her.
Dr. Ranbir Bijral: Psychiatrist working with Dennis Creed at Broadmoor.
Eddie Hickson: The late husband of Irene.
Ellie: Roy and Cynthia Phipps’ daughter.
Ena Awdry: Dennis Creed’s grandmother.
Enid Billings: Elderly patient at St. Peter’s.
Fiona Fleury (and her mother): The woman who came forward and claimed that she and her mother were the two women spotted by Ruby Elliot.
Gaby: One of Cormoran’s half siblings and Jonny Rokeby’s daughter.
Gail Wrightman: 30-year-old victim of Dennis Creed.
Gail’s sister: Gail Wrightman’s sister is mentioned as having “never lost hope that Gail was alive.”
Geraldine Christie: 16-year-old victim of Dennis Creed.
Greene: A senior police officer who was apparently a friend of Charlie Ramage’s.
Gregory Talbot’s mother: She speaks to Cormoran over the phone about finding a video kept by her late husband, Bill Talbot.
Helen Wardrop: A surviving victim of Dennis Creed’s.
Hugo Jaubert: Husband of Gloria Conti.
Ian and Judy: Friends or family of the Nancarrows.
Ian Restarick: Old schoolmate of Cormoran’s and Polworth’s.
Jackie Aylett: Known victim of Dennis Creed. She was a 29-year-old secretary and mother of one.
Jayda: One of Greg Talbot’s foster children. She has a twin sister who is unnamed.
Jen: Old friend of Betty Fuller’s who went to work for Ricci.
Jeremy: Roy and Cynthia Phipps’ son.
Jerry Wolfson: Brother of missing woman, Kara Wolfson.
Joanna Hammond: Previous girlfriend of Steven Douthwaite who mysteriously died.
Johnny Marks: Young man who died.
Julie Wilkes: Old girlfriend of Steve Douthwaite’s who drowned.
Kirsty: Donna Diamond’s daughter who works with her and Steve Douthwaite at the B&B in Skegness.
Larry: Ex of Janice Beattie and former employee of Irene’s late husband
Lauren: Granddaughter of Brian Tucker. She accompanies him to his meeting with Robin.
Lisa: Daughter of Brian Tucker.
Liz: Daughter of Brian Tucker.
Lord Justice McCrieff: Justice dealing with Carl Oakden’s crimes.
Louise Tucker: Potential victim of Dennis Creed’s who went missing at 16 and was never found.
Marion and Gary: Friends or family from Canada of the Nancarrows.
Marjorie: A physiotherapist from Selly Oak. Cormoran runs into her outside St. Peter’s.
Mark Fleury: Nephew of Fiona Fleury. Spoke to Robin on the phone about his aunt’s story.
Marvin: Creed’s lead nurse at Broadmoor.
Matthew: Not THAT Matthew. This Matthew is the ex-boyfriend of Robin’s new flatmate, Max.
Maud: Carl Oakden’s grandmother.
Melody Bower: A nightclub singer Creed attempted to abduct. She escaped and was able to give information leading to his arrest.
Mel Polworth: Daughter of Dave and Penny Polworth.
Michael Cleat: Former drug contact of Dennis Creed.
Michelle Greenstreet: The agency’s new hire who is set up to start work at the end of the book.
Miranda: A friend mentioned by Jonathan Ellacott’s friend Courtney.
Miss Jones: New client of the agency who has an obvious crush on Strike.
Mistress in Scotland (pregnant): Tufty’s pregnant mistress.
Mr. Hendricks: Paul Satchwell’s agent in 1974. Satchwell received a phone call from him at his home at the time of Margot’s disappearance.
Mrs. Smith: A new client at the agency who thinks her husband is cheating with their nanny.
Mrs. Ramage: Charlie’s widow, who now lives in Spain. She confirmed to Robin that her husband claimed to have seen a missing woman in Leamington Spa.
Noreen Sturrock: 28-year-old victim of Dennis Creed.
Olive Satchwell: Paul Satchwell’s mother.
Peggy Hiskett: A 34-year-old pharmacist who was almost abducted by Creed but managed to escape.
Portia: SB’s wife.
Ranjit: He teaches an art class that Samhain Athorn attends on Tuesdays.
Richard Merridan: Creed’s prison psychiatrist in 1976.
Rozwyn Polworth: Daughter of Dave and Penny Polworth.
Ruby Elliot: A witness in the Bamborough case who spotted two women near a phone box while driving.
Ruby Elliot’s daughter: Robin speaks to her about Ruby Elliot’s witness account.
Sadie O’Keefe: Elderly patient at St. Peter’s.
Second Mrs. Tufty (Windsor wife, son and daughter): Another of Tufty’s families.
Second Mrs. Tufty’s brother: He’s called to aid the troubled second Mrs. Campion.
Sharon: Daughter of Irene Hickson.
Sheila Gaskins: 22-year-old victim of Dennis Creed.
Simon Legard: Charlotte’s half-brother who was once in a play with Max.
Susan Meyer: 27-year-old victim of Dennis Creed.
Tadger: A friend of Douthwaite’s with whom he used to sell drugs.
Terry and Olive: Friends or family of the Nancarrows.
Tiago: Max’s ex-boyfriend’s new boyfriend.
Torquey wife and two sons: One of Tufty’s families.
Twinkletoes: Nickname of a surveillance target. The client wants information on him in order to stop his daughter from seeing him.
Two-Times: Previous client of the agency’s who is now back with a new girlfriend for them to watch.
Two-Times’ girlfriend: A very innocent surveillance target.
Uncle Marcus: The brother-in-law of Wilma Bayliss.
Vera Kenny: 31-year-old victim of Dennis Creed.
Vicky Hornchurch: 15-year-old victim of Dennis Creed.
Wayne Truelove: An ex-neighbor of Paul Satchwell.
Will: Ex-boyfriend of Cynthia Phipps.
William Awdry: Dennis Creed’s biological father/step-grandfather.
Willy Lomax: A church handyman who claimed to see Margot enter the church on the night of her disappearance.Go back