Sunday, February 12, 2017

THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith

Robert Galbraith

            The Silkworm is the second Cormoran Strike mystery written by J.K. Rowling, of Harry Potter fame, under her pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. I loved Galbraith’s first novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, reviewed earlier on this blog (January 27, 2017), and I was ecstatic to learn that private detective Cormoran Strike and his secretary Robin were back.

            Owen Quine is an author who just finished his latest manuscript. But, Quine has disappeared. His wife asks Strike to find him; despite being extremely busy since his successful resolution of the Landry case, Strike agrees to help. This classic mystery who-done-it has it all – murder, intrigue, a look inside the seamy world of publishing.

            The Silkworm, like The Cuckoo’s Calling, has an interesting and intriguing plot. Unlike The Cuckoo’s Calling, I was unable to determine who done it until shortly before the reveal. Galbraith kept me hooked and mystified.

And, once again, Galbraith does not disappoint with character development. We not only learn more about Cormoran and Robin, but we are treated to insights about other characters as well.

I was so excited to reunite with Cormoran and Robin – and I enjoyed every second that I was able to spend in their world.


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