The Silkworm

If you read my previous book review of The Cuckoo's Calling here, you will know that I am a huge fan of Robert Galbraith (aka J.K.Rowling). This is the second book following detective Cormoran Strike as once again he takes on a peculiar case that has an extraordinary amount of suspects.

When a concerned wife contacts Strike after her author husband goes missing something about the worn out, penniless lady compels him to take on the case. When Strike uncovers the author's brutally murdered body, later finding his last unpublished novel, featuring 'poisonous pen-portraits' of everyone in his life, the list of suspects, including the wife, seems endless.

The Silkworm, if possible, is better than it's prequel; it is intriguing, follows on from The Cuckoo’s Calling seamlessly (as we know J.K. Rowling is the master of sequels) and quickly pulls you in. Throughout, I was adamant that I knew who the murderer was…I could not have been more wrong. Is there a better sign of a great detective novel? It is incredibly clever and intricately written without being wordy and difficult and it compels you from the get go. If you are looking for a book to read I promise this will not disappoint!

What are you currently reading? Have you read The Silkworm before?


  1. It seems like a really good book! I'm currently reading An Abundance of Catherines by John Green!

  2. I have heard a lot of people talk about this book! I am currently reading "Not that kind of girl" by Lena Dunham! I love your blog! New follower!

    XO, Erica

  3. Great review! This book sounds great! =)

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  4. Sounds like a really intriguing book! Great review :) x

    The Belle Narrative

  5. Great post! I love it:)

  6. I've not read this before but it definitely sounds like something i'd love! I'm currently re-reading the divergent series, I'm obsessed with them!! xx


  7. Hi Lizzie! Lovely post.. I'll have to look into this book. I nominated you for the Liebster Award.. check out my blog post for details :)


  8. I haven't read this book but I really like the description. I should add it on my TO-READ list. Great post.


  9. I loved this book! and You're right I might have even liked it more than the first one.


  10. This is on my 'To-Read list' and I cannot wait to finally get round to it. So glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

    Beka. xo

  11. Just saw the cover of the book and I already want to read it! That's a book i'd pick up in a book store without knowing much about it. I definitely will be looking into the series, it sounds very interesting



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