The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith Review

I adored the first book in this series, but unfortunately, this one did not live up to my expectations. Makes me question if I should keep going with the series…

Initially, I thought I was going to love the premise since the story is about the disappearance of an author, but honestly as the plot progressed, I just felt like we kept going around in circles and I lost interest.

As well as losing interest, I just couldn’t relate to any of the characters. The initial book had a lot more background on Strike and Robin, and I really loved that dynamic. However, in this novel, there was very little character development for both Strike, Robin and their relationship. Which at this point was my main interest in this novel. Just when I thought the story was going to go forward, we were left at a standstill.  

I will most likely keep going with this series as I’ve heard the next ones are good, but I’m not entirely convinced just yet…

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...

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