Welcome to our #ThrowbackThursday part of the blog, where we share old reviews from the archives.
Todays review was first posted on The P.Turner’s Facebook Page, January 19th 2016!
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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…
** BOOK REVIEW **
’The Silkworm’ by Robert Galbraith
“I’m totally serious. Look it up on the net. When women turn, they really turn.”
I do not take back the statement that Galbraith (Rowling) is now in my top three crime writers. This book has blown me away!
When I finished ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ I was sat thinking that it was a great novel, but also asking myself whether it was a one off? Could the next book/s be as good….or even better?
Let me tell you, this blows the socks off ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’! Galbraith has really grasped what it takes to write a successful crime novel. It is gritty, dark, exciting – it leaves you guessing at every turn and questioning EVERYONE.
When the killer is revealed, you have that ‘GASP!’ moment where you have been surprised and for me that is the best. Where you think you have nailed who the killer is…but then get it wrong and are shocked to learn the truth!
SO excited to read the next installment…from Goodreads reviews, it seems the next book is even darker and more horrific. Bring it on Galbraith….Bring it on!!