Clare Spencer

Clare Spencer is Deborah and Samhein Athorns’ social worker.1 When returning Strike’s call, she explains the Athorns have Fragile X syndrome and gives Strike some insight into their history and credibility as witnesses.2

“‘Well, thanks very much for getting back to me,’ said Strike. ‘Social workers work Saturdays as well as detectives, I see.’

“‘People don’t stop needing help at weekends,’ she said drily. ‘” 3

1: Troubled Blood, Chapter 38
2: Troubled Blood, Chapter 42