Saturday, 13 September 2014

Robert Galbraith: The Silkworm

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he 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 realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

Having read the first Cormoran Strike, I could hardly wait for the second one. And what a read it is. The characters are great and the stories complex, but interesting. At times, the novelist's novel was a little dark and dubious, but the storyline around his disappearance and around Strike and Robin's attempts to solve the puzzles made for great reading. I cannot wait for the next one....

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