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 When Strike uncovers the author's brutally murdered body, later finding his last unpublished novel, featuring 'poisonous pen-portraits' of everyone in his life, the list of suspects, including the wife, seems endless.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?