Okay everyone, so June just ended and I read quite a few books during that time. The first one that I’m most interested to write about is The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith. That’s right, if you read my room of The Cuckoo’s Calling you would know that this is the sequel to it AND it isn’t written by someone name Robert Galbraith but by J.K. Rowling herself.
So where to begin? We pick up with our same characters but a different mystery. Strike and Robin are at it again in their own ways and with their own stresses that neither want to really talk about with each other. The character development individually and as a team is getting stronger, the first book saw them working together at different times throughout, this one not only has them working together but has them getting to know each other a little more. There is one section of the book where they actually have a fight. Neither of their home lives are going the way they would like it to either- which for most of us can be something that happens a lot, so it’s good to see a writer being able to relate to their audience (even if their audience doesn’t have a career like these two characters).
Okay, on to the mystery. A book author’s wife comes to see Strike because she believes her husband has gone missing and she asks Strike to investigate. What Strike thought would be a missing person’s case turns into so much more, not only is there murder, but there is mystery behind the death and the amount of people who could have been involved. The police blame Mrs. Quine (the wife) but Strike believes she didn’t do it. So not only is he looking for a murderer, he’s also attempting to free Mrs. Quine from being blamed for it. While Strike works his own angle, Robin helps in any way she can. She is determined to become an investigator like him, and will do just about anything to get there- including lying to her fiance. As they work together to solve the murder, the suspects become entangled together in more ways than one.
I’m not sure if I enjoyed this better than the first in the series but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it. I finished it within a week and a half and really found times when I didn’t want to put it down. Is this a series for young children like Harry Potter was? No, not at all, this book has very graphic scenes, it uses vulgar language in parts and is definitely for an adult reader. I would not recommend it for someone younger who just read Harry Potter for the first time, but for those people who grew up with Harry Potter.
Want to read more about it, with more reviews? Click on the source below for Barnes and Noble. Think you might want to buy it? Well goodluck if you’re an Amazon fanatic because you can’t buy it there. They are in a feud with the publishing company and no one knows when that will end. Luckily, because of that, the book has dropped in price at all other locations to buy it.