Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Silkworm

Book: The Silkworm
Series: Cormoran Strike #2
Author: Robert Galbraith

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...-Goodreads

Review: A bizarre murder, a crazy group of suspects in the literary world and my favorite duo comprised of PI Cormoran Strike and his resourceful secretary, Robin. Although slow paced, this was detailed, fun and I really enjoyed it. I figured out the killer (yay!) but I wasn't correct on the motive or the 'how.' I also loved the politics of the publishing world. Great read!

My favorite quote: “...writers are a savage breed, Mr. Strike. If you want life-long friendship and selfless camaraderie, join the army and learn to kill. If you want a lifetime of temporary alliances with peers who will glory in your every failure, write novels.” 

Grade: 4.5/5

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