The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

The second in the Comoran Strike series did not disappoint. This second outing for J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith continues the story of Cormoran Strike, an intrepid detective and war hero, and his assistant Robin.

This story is much darker than The Cuckoo’s Calling and is filled with cruelty and foulness.  It was a bit stronger filled with imagery and the style was better. In this story an author, Owen Quine, goes missing and his wife hires Cormoran Strike to find him. Quine is not a popular figure and generally disliked, so the cast of possible suspects is large. Rowling successfully further develops the characters of both Comoran Strike and his assistant, Robin. There is a hint of something more between them, but it is slight. I will certainly continue to read this series. Though it is a second book, you can pick it up easily without having read the first book. The Silkworm stands on it’s own merits very nicely.

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