Cormoran Strike, strikes again in this intriguing murder mystery series that follows Cuckoo’s Calling in 2013 and The Silkworm in 2014. All you avid murder mystery readers will be surprised to learn the author is actually J.K. Rowling writing under the pseudonym Robert Gilbraith. The series continues to develop with great characters and intense stories that are just as fleshed out and compelling as those written by crime fiction writers such as Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, John Harvey, and Graham Hurley.
The story opens with Robin, Cormoran’s assisstant, receiving a mysterious severed limb via courier. From there they jump into action and off of the pages as they take us on a journey of “who done it and why” through London and surroundings towns. I found it wonderfully entertaining and I am hopelessly drawn in by the two lead characters. There was some disturbing content, but it fit in well with the telling of the story. The story kept me guessing: What’s next?
Although, I am hoping for Robin to leave Matthew and take up with you-know-who. Not THAT you-know-who from a certain other series, when you read THIS series, you will understand. Not to worry though no spoilers here!
I am already awaiting the next book. This series will have you asking for “More please!” from Robert Galbraith. I also enjoyed the incorporation of British slang; it was fun and refreshing to read. So, sit back and be transported into the never boring world of Cormoran and his assistant, Robin; the suspects and the rest of the characters in their supporting roles!
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