Book Review: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
This is the second book in the series featuring Private Investigator Cormoran Strike. J.K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith, has created a wonderful, page-turning mystery, with well-drawn characters, and a plot that twists and turn.
Cormoran Strike takes on the case of a wife whose novelist husband has gone missing. Owen Quine is a writer whose star is fading, and he has a history of cheating on his wife and going missing. His wife just wants him home. But as Strike investigates he discovers more to this story than his wife realises. He has recently written a new novel - one that maliciously attacks many people in the publishing world that he knows. When he is found brutally murdered in the same way as in his new novel there is a significant list of suspects who could have wanted him dead. Strike is determined to track down the killer.
I thoroughly enjoyed this second instalment, and can’t wait for the next book. I am keen to see what happens between Strike and his beautiful assistant – another element to the book that will keep readers hooked.