Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Lethal White

Book: Lethal White
Series: Cormoran Stike #4
Author: Robert Galbraith

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.

Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott—once his assistant, now a partner in the agency—set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.

And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been—Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that. -Goodreads

Review: I love the characters of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott as they solve crimes. The crime part of this novel was well crafted and interesting. I am not a fan of Cormoran and Robin as a potential couple and way too much of this novel was spent on their existing romantic relationships as well as their problems with each other. Way too much. As such, this book was bloated by a couple hundred pages (at least) and i had a hard time finishing it. 

I'll continue with the series but I'm hoping book #5 focuses more on the crime and investigation than the inevitable coupling of Cormoran and Robin.  

Grade: 2/5 

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