Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
Hardcover: 384 pages
Series: Cormoran Strike #2
Publication date: June 24th 2014
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Add on: Goodreads
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…
I’m not a big fan of Rowling’s adult novels as I am with her Harry Potter’s series, but I did enjoy the first Strike novel despite there were times I thought the storyline was a bit draggy. But, it’s J.K. Rowling and I can never pass up the opportunity to read a book by J.K. Rowling. She could write a cookbook and I’d still go out and buy it. Anyways, I’m really looking forward to the 2nd book in the Strike series. The victim sounds like someone I can relate to – the writing part, not the murdered part.
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