THE SILKWORM (Cormoran Strike #2) by Robert Galbraith
1st January 2006, Pan Macmillan
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…
I am not a huge crime reader. I like to read some to mix things up abit and so I decided to read THE CUCKOO’S CALLING and loved it. I couldn’t start the series and not finish so onto THE SILKWORM.
I enjoyed THE SILKWORM just as much as THE CUCKOO’S CALLING. I liked getting to know our main characters better and learning a little about the background that got them where they are. I find Strike very endearing, he’s a wounded ex soldier that can come across as very arrogant at times but there is something I liked about him. I feel there is lots still to find out about his secretary Robin. Although we saw a bit of her private relationship in the silkworm I feel there is still lots to find out about her.
I loved how THE SILKWORM kept me guessing right through until the end. I had absolutely no idea who the killer was throughout the book and it kept me guessing with every new clue and surprise that turned up. I liked how the reveal was left until the last few pages and every question was answered. There wasn’t a big cliff hanger.
I can’t wait to read book 3 and I really hope there is still more to come.
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