The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
By Robert Galbraith
Series: Cormoran Strike #2
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Fiction, Detective, Contemporary
Release Date: June 2014
Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.
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...
Firstly, I would like to say that I do love this series and love the main characters. The mysteries themselves are so good and twisty and well thought out. I just felt like this one lost me a little with dragging stuff out longer than it needed to be.
That being said, I’m so intrigued by Cormoran and Robin’s relationship, or really lack there of. There is so much tension there I am just waiting for the other shoe to drop and something to happen. It’s killing me. I’m actually really here for the romance side to this series 🤣😅.
Overall, I enjoyed the dark mystery of this book. The writing was well done but it was just too long and wordy for me. I will be continuing with the series, this one just fell a little short for me.