Monday 16 November 2015

♥ The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith || Review ♥

Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days—as he has done before—and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.

But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives—meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.

When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before...

Not a day passes where i don't hear that someone is a harry potter fan, but i never hear cormoran strike fans, well i am - i adored the cuckoos calling, and i cant beileve it took me this long to read the silkworm.

Cormoran is currently enjoying an influx of clients after his new found fame so when a crying woman enters his office looking for her husband, something about her makes him drop a client that could of brought in a fair bit of business, but there was just something about her.

Claiming her husband a slightly famous author has dissapeared off to a writers retreat it seesms a fairly simple case for Strike, but when Quine is discovered murdered in a brutal and horrific way, the case suddenly seems more complicated, and with the hands on help from his was secretary it takes a lot of digging and delving to get the answer.

This book was a good read, it gripped me and i had no real clue who the killer was, and i couldnt work it out - i found this a bit slower than the first read and i felt the reveal was dragged out a bit and i got a little impatient, that been said, it did mean the reader stayed until the end.

The writing for me is brilliant, this is one of those books where i picture every single detail and graphic in my head, some of them horrific, some of the cafes strike is in. I find its not a heavy crime thriller, but enough to keep me interested. This book takes us back into strikes world, with not too much relevance placed on wether you have read book 1 its just a nice added bonus.


This is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy.
Rowling was born to Peter James Rowling, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer, and Anne Rowling (née Volant), on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Bristol. Her mother Anne was half-French and half-Scottish. Her parents first met on a train departing from King's Cross Station bound for Arbroath in 1964. They married on 14 March 1965. Her mother's maternal grandfather, Dugald Campbell, was born in Lamlash on the Isle of Arran. Her mother's paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery in defending the village of Courcelles-le-Comte during the First World War.

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