I read the book The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. Read here my review.
About the book
The Silkworm is a 2014 crime fiction novel written by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. It is the second novel in the series featuring private investigator Cormoran Strike, and is a sequel to The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013).
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 here are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
I really enjoyed reading this book and I like this one so much better than The Cuckoo’s Calling. It’s exciting, thrilling and suprising. I also really like the characters and they are quite relatable, even though I’m not a detective myself (lol), which I didn’t really feel that way with the first book. The construction of the story is very well and it comes to a suprising end that I would have never thought of.
I thought the first book was sometimes a little slow and long-winded, but this one is not that at all. I wanted to keep reading and reading as the story continued and developed. Galbraith (aka Rowling) writes smooth, thrilling but is also funny at times. Loved it. You don’t have to read the The Cuckoo’s Calling to understand this one, so I would read this one instead of the other 😉
Title: The Silkworm
Author: Robert Galbraith
Publishing house: Boekerij